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 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 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 Roots & Shoots group has been running for 5 years. This year a lot of the focus has been directed towards cancer awareness. £700 was raised for Marie Curie. A garden was dug over to spell the word HOPE and the children planted daffodils in the word, so that they would bloom every spring. […]
The Roots & Shoots Group is spending a lot of time outside in their vegetable garden. They have two teams which alternate each week to tend to the garden and look after the 3 chickens currently being installed. The children feed, water and clean the chickens on a daily basis. There is also a pond […]