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Discovering plastic waste

Posted on April 2nd, 2019 by Agent Rix

We had a very exciting afternoon, we were hunting for nurdles! We were lucky to have in our lovely Eco visitor,Gill …

Understanding plastic

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Agent Rix

We were lucky to be lent an interesting item from our eco friend, Gill to understand the properties of plastic bags. One was a bio degradable bag, that fortunately is being used now to cover magazines, sent through the post. The other was a nasty plastic bag that previously contained one …

Growing our own

Posted on March 18th, 2019 by Agent Rix

We love having our own allotment. The children are so keen to help, and along with their parents, they attend regular allotment workshops. They show their parents our raised bed and areas for spring planting. I heard them using the correct gardening terms, such as chitting and it’s a trowel, …

Spring is coming

Posted on March 18th, 2019 by Agent Rix

I have been lucky enough to begin my Forest School training, and have learned so much to share with the children about how we can care for our amazing Forest School area. One of the best things is all about “hazard flags!”. The children have embraced these home made flags, …

We say no to plastic straws!

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Agent Rix

We have been supporting  the children to understand the damage plastic straws can do. As our children are only three and four, we have to use appropriate images and arrange activities that encourage understanding. We use large containers of milk, so we limit waste and do not need …

The New Forest Clarion

Posted on June 6th, 2017 by Agent Rix

As part of a group of schools, sussed in the forest, ran by Gill Hickman, our children were asked to write a piece.

We talked about what might happen to our area by 2050 if we don’t do anything about global …

Sharing a bee friendly spot

Posted on May 13th, 2017 by Agent Rix

We we’re lucky to be donated 500 seed balls, via their charitable donation scheme. There were far too many for our pre school allotment, so we decided to have a bring along and swap morning on our allotment. Our lovely parents were asked to bring along a flower that attracted …

Worm investing!

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by Agent Rix

We were more than happy to loan use of our allotment to Victoria, researching soil and insects from the Natural History Museum.

Victoria tested our soil, then left three traps-one in our wild flower area, one in our vegetable area and one in our strawberry patch.

The children had to leave those …

Ice play with a special message

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Agent Rix

The children were enjoying finding and playing with ice, outside in our garden, on our allotment onion beds and on the pond. Huge chunks were held, looked through, broken up and discussed as every piece was different and then started to melt.

I set up a small world tray with different …

Autumn means change

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Agent Rix

Autumn is a very exciting time for our children. We are so lucky to have a range of trees, animals and vegetables right outside our door.

We go out every day to observe how much our environment has changed, we handle and play with the leaves to make hedgehogs and hedgehog …

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