Salt water makes up approximately 97% of Earth’s water which leaves only about 3% freshwater available for plants and animals. In addition, two thirds of the freshwater is actually frozen solid in glaciers, snow and polar ice caps. Only surface water and groundwater can be used by living organisms and once it becomes polluted, it […]
How can a rapidly accelerating warming of the Earth – known as ‘Climate Change’ – result in the onset of a new Ice Age? Students at St Mary’s Ascot used the Roots & Shoots resource ‘Iceworld’ as a guide to their study of the link between a rise in temperature on Earth and the link […]
Plastic is used for lots of useful things that are convenient and cheap. Plastic has become part and parcel of human life for the last 100 years. There are many different types of plastic, made into all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes. During Science week at St Mary’s School Ascot, year 7 used the […]
As we studied trees we understood how important they are for wildlife and biodiversity. Now we care about trees more than ever. Year 7 at St Mary’s School Ascot used the Roots & Shoots activity ‘A World without trees’ as an inspiration to research and learn about issues such as the change of forests over […]
On 16th May the children and I began growing fungi. I know; it sounds a bit ‘out there’ but, fungi are one of the earth’s unsung heroes and can help solve many of the world’s problems, so together with Mad Hatters Nursery and courtesy of the www.growwilduk.com at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the little ones […]
Everyone had such a busy week last week for our Sustainability Week! We were learning about litter, renewable energy and upcycling all sorts of different things! On Monday some of the Global Goals Group talked to each class about The Big Battery Hunt. We can’t believe how many batteries we have managed to collect in […]
These amazing poems were written by Year 3 children at Damers First School after taking part in the #GBSpringClean The children were inspired by Steve Backshall poem “Jemima Glitter and the voyage of Bob the Bottle”
Damers First School children have produced phenomenal art work as part of Open for Art Fortnight. This work has been inspired by Prince Charles’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World. The children worked with recycle sculpture artist Peter Margerum to construct a natural life cycle with minibeasts, pollinators and flowers made […]
The chickens arrived and are getting use to their new home in Hensington Palace! The children are coming up with names for the chickens and these will be selected after Half Term. Each Year group have a different coloured chicken to look after.
Children in Year 3 at Damers First School have written some amazing poems about their hopes for a litter-free future. Take a look below.