Chesterton Community College, Cambridge. We have been developing our school wasteland into a wildlife community garden for 2 years. The new garden has improved the school environment, created facilities for birds and wildlife. It offers a safe and peaceful space for members of the public to enjoy. We applied for various grants and received money […]
The school cares for children with severe disabilities. They have been educating the children about British Wildlife. This is at a very basic level but is very successful with the children who search in the grass for critters and are learning how to identify the differences between insects, birds and mammals. The project is going […]
The Roots & Shoots group is relatively new and hasn’t yet taken off, but the aim is to organise some coastal clean-ups as well as start a recycling initiative. The school already has an eco schools award. The Roots & Shoots group intends to liaise with other schools in Cornwall.
Wendy has been taking students to Romania, with her to help with Romanian Children’s Relief. Two of the students that she took in June, helped care for abandoned babies and a group of Romanian children. The project had been started by a former Tasis student. The school has done charitable work for Redwings Horse Sanctuary. […]
Some of the children are doing individual projects, whether on animals, fungi, plants. The school has a climate change garden which educates the children about being aware of climate change and its affects on the environment. The garden includes native plants and vegetables which they are selling at the school gates. They are currently building […]
The schools is setting up a bird camera so that the children can see the hatching of chicks in the bird boxes. They have a productive garden with vegetable sales. The school is very focused towards being environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The school is working to create an outdoor classroom, and a ‘growing schools’ project.
The Roots & Shoots program has been introduced to the school through art to both the kids and their parents, who have made banners with their Roots & Shoots pledges attached. One of the teachers in the school travels to Peru and so the children have sent their old jumpers to Peruvian children, who have […]
The school has been working on a regular basis with the local Wildlife Trust centre, indentifying plants and animals. Children have written letters to local businesses to ask them to stop using plastic bags.
The school have been sponsoring a Gorilla named Djeke. A spell-a-thon was held which raised £1000 for Mencap as well as holding a teddy bears picnic on sports day, raising money for Macmillan. The garden is in full swing and a sensory garden has just been added. The school is also going to be in […]