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.
The revered naturalist and pioneer in conservation, Sir David Attenborough, has inspired millions by bringing nature into our homes with his desire to explore and enlighten us on the beauty of the natural world. To celebrate his 93rd Birthday on Wednesday 8th May, as well as marking Plastic Free Day in schools, my Wednesday workshop […]
Our Global Goals group worked together with the local ranger to collect litter in our local woodland area, Arnhall Moss. We were really surprised at just how much we found. We found over 60 cigarette butts! We also put up posters to remind people to ‘give their litter a lift’ and take it home. Fingers […]
Over the Easter Holidays a chicken coop and run was built read for five different coloured chickens that will be arriving over the bank holiday weekend. Each year group will look after their own chicken. The whole school is very excited to meet their new feathered friends! The chicken coop and run was partly funded […]
In the Times Educational Supplement Magazine they announced that Damers First School have been shortlisted for the National TES School Awards (regarded as the Oscars of teaching! ) in the Sustainable Schools Category. This is the second year in a row we have been shortlisted for all our sustainable work over the past 12 months. […]
A photo of Damers First School Year 3 children from their Chesil Beach Clean was in the Daily Mail as part of the #GBSpringClean round up. The children collected 5 bags of rubbish in just over an hour. There are some really interesting statistics from the 4 weeks. Please take a look and read the […]
Local Councillor and member of the Plastic Free Dorchester Steering Group Stella Jones came in to visit the children at Damers First School to hear about their Plastic Free Dorchester Campaign. The children asked her questions and listened to her speak about the ideas she had planned for the town in the future related to […]
Damers First School children used their sustainability expertise to help the community cafe and space that is going to be built on the Great Field on Poundbury. Their ideas included litter pickers, free some single use plastic, raised beds to grow vegetables, plenty of wildlife and family friendly with lots of activities.