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As part of our research in the impact of climate change for our future climate conference, our Junior Global Committee were lucky enough to work alongside Alice from OASES.
The children talked about impact on animals and insects habitats before investigating by going on bug hunt to find out which species were present in our school grounds.
The children discovered a lot of slugs! The children found some beetles, spiders and a true fly!
The children then discussed their next steps that they could take to improve our grounds to become more insect friendly.
Crook Primary School is proud to announce that we will have signed up to the ECO2 Smart Schools Project. The ECO 2 Smart Schools Climate Conference will bring schools together from around the world to think about the issue of climate change. Each Durham school will be partnered with a school in another country. This partnering will enable the young people involved to explore other pupil's experiences of and feelings about climate change. Crook Primary School has partnered with Southpoint School in India.
Through participating in the ECO 2 Smart Schools Climate Conference, our pupils will be able to:
? Share their experiences of climate change.
? Understand what climate change is and the impact it is having around the world.
? Develop an understanding of the ways in which we can tackle climate change
? Be empowered to take action against climate change in their school and local
? Learn about key international climate agreements, such as the Paris Agreement.
? Learn about the annual UN Climate Change Conference 'COP' and the aims of
Keep an eye on her for updates on our upcoming project.
Whilst many have been away from school, our newly seeded wildflower garden has bloomed and is buzzing with activity as our first bee friends have visited it.
Laura from Groundworks North East Limited worked alongside the children to identify how we would like to develop our school grounds using a grant provided by the company. From research that the children had done as part of the Junior Global Committee, they identified the need to create environments for wildlife, and in particular bees to thrive.
Well done to all involved, and we would like to say a special thank you to Alan Butler, who spent days cultivating the land for the children to seed.
Hi followers of our group. I apologise for the lack of updates, but our group have been working harder than ever before.
The after school group have worked really hard to solve the issue of single use plastic sandwich bags that children bring in their packed lunches and for the use of snacks. They have researched, cost it, presented their findings and started the process of acquiring the 100% cotton that we need.
The Bees Knees Wax Company aim to produce bees wax food wraps that can be reused over and over again. The idea was brought to us by Harriet, one of our youngest members, who uses them for her packed lunches.
These wraps are environmentally friendly and will save parents money in the long-run, as well as raise money for future projects identified in the school.
The children will be making these in the next couple of months with the aim of selling them by the summer term.
We will be releasing an advert soon, so keep an eye out.
We are also in the process of making a wildflower garden with Laura from Groundworks North East in an unused part of the school grounds. Photos will be coming soon!
We would like to introduce you to our new idea which we would like to start after half term. We have thought about starting to do a Meat Free Monday at Lunch time at school. We would like to encourage children who bring packed lunch to take part in this as well.
Our aim is to cut out meat one day a week to try and slow down meat consumption, as animals are being overbred to manage the demand for meat. This is damaging our planet as the animals produce methane.Greenhouse gases are causing climate change and this is damaging our planet. We hope that by making little changes we can make big differences.
(We expect teachers and staff to join in too!)
Junior Global Committee
Three members of our newly formed Junior Global Committee recently represented the group at the County Durham Primary Pupil Climate Change Consultation. The three children were chosen after writing excellent letters of application to join the group.
When they were at the meeting, they shared their opinions on issues that face our county in trying to meet targets set in reducing emissions. The children were excellent representatives and had some really interesting and informed opinions.