Green Team are a passionate and determined group of environmentally-conscious pupils who work on a huge variety of projects to care for creation, including:
🍂Gardening on the school allotment
🚲Promoting Sustainable travel and Walking to School Initiatives
🚗Raising awareness of road safety
♻Monitoring the energy consumption of classrooms
🌍Researching current affairs, such as Cop27
...and much more!
Green Team consist of 2 elected members of each class in Key Stage 2. The standard of applications was so high this September that we decided to open up Gardening Club to all on Tuesday lunchtimes.
What have we been up to?
Green Team News
It's been lovely to have a real mix of children helping with the gardening at lunchtimes this term. Here we are making structures for peas and beans to be planted out.
Look how much the peas and beans have grown! They are ready to be planted out. We have been busy clearing the beds, weeding and watering.
Rags 2 Riches
Our latest collection was an amazing 147kg of clothes and raised £73 for the school.
It's time to sow seeds...
The allotment is frozen! Our lowest recorded temperature was -6 degrees in one of the beds! We got a little distracted from our gardening because we were so fascinated by the ice.
Rags to Riches
In November, we arranged a collection of second hand clothes to be taken to Ukraine. Well done St Nicks for donating a whopping 207kg of clothes! Green Team worked hard to advertise and organise this initiative, not to mention the strength needed to load the bags into the van. We look forward to working with R2R again in May 2023.
We spent our Tuesday lunchtimes in the autumn term digging up potatoes and plaiting onions ready for the harvest festival. Our produce was added to the school's donations and taken to our local food bank.
Road Safety Week
What makes a 'road safety hero'? What dangers are there?
We did some research and debating, made placards and then took to the streets early one morning to remind cars to slow down and stick to the speed limit.
Beautiful words by our Year 6 members. These were read out in the Poetry Slam, as part of our UWE sustainability week.
Meeting the Mayor!
We joined other Bristol schools on our trip to the council house, where we met mayor Marvin Rees and discovered how to make Eco Bricks.