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St Mary’s School Ascot

St Mary’s School Ascot

If we die, we’re taking you with us (The Bees)

To mark World Bee Day, Year 7 Rookwood House at St Mary’s School Ascot prepared a memorable assembly. The whole school was in attendance and pupils and staff were given some thought-provoking material. This year, World Bee Day highlighted that one-third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade and 24% of […]

St Mary’s School Ascot Up-cycling Project

Members of the Eco Committee at St Mary’s School Ascot constantly discuss ways in which students might reduce the use of plastic in their daily life at school. Over the last year all plastic cups in the student refectory have been replaced by water glasses and polystyrene lunch boxes have been replaced by reusable Tupperware […]

Lethal Mosquito – St Mary’s School Ascot

The world’s deadliest animal is not what students at St Mary’s Ascot expected. According to a study supported and published by Bill Gates, approximately 6 lives per year are claimed by sharks, 60,000 people lose their lives due to snake bites, 580,000 humans are killed by other humans and 830,000 people are killed by mosquitoes […]

Precious Water – St Mary’s School Ascot

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 […]

Seeing the Wood for the Trees – St Mary’s School Ascot

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 […]