Exploring the school grounds to find evidence of changes in the natural environment. Finding evidence to become an Eco school We have cycle racks, compost bins, water buts, solar panels, recycling bins, bird feeders, insect houses, hedgehog homes and lots, lots more. Compost bins Cycle racks Bird nesting boxes Solar panels
Some of our Eco team recently had a visit from the team at Raymond Brown – the waste and recycling management company. They had previously invited us to take part in a competition to design one of the cabs of their new lorries. Several of our designs were chosen and we were excited to see […]
We have been working with Andover Trees United (ATU) for 6 years. Every year we receive trees which pupils plant in our school tree nursery bed, we look after them across the year and dig them up a year later to plant in Andover’s new community woodland: Harmony Woods. We ensure that the soil in […]
Autumn Term 2011 Project Andover Trees United Working with 20 other local schools as part of the newly formed Andover Trees United, we used our school tree nursery bed to grow on tree whips to plant into the community Diamond Wood. We took delivery of a large pile of ‘ProGrow’ compost, donated by Veolia. The […]
Community Orchard In November 2010 at the invitation of Transition Town Andover and Test Valley Borough Council, members of the gardening club represented the school by planting a fruit tree and crocus bulbs in the local community orchard. School Tree Nursery In March the trees were moved from the school tree […]
“Has the tree planting and work about the Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] inspired you or changed the way you think?” The following children felt that the way they think had been radically changed and asked to share their thoughts. Here are five of the children’s comments: Kiera Jones, aged 10: “When we do stuff like […]
We began our work five years ago, at the start of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, but until now have not uploaded any of our projects or shared with others in the Roots & Shoots community our commitment to caring for our planet – environment, animals and people. Putting this to right […]
Portway Junior School in Andover, Hampshire joined Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible today. You can see where Portway Junior School is on a map and read about their local environment here.