Shotley CP Primary School

Shotley Primary is a friendly, happy school, which sets high standards for all.

The school caters for children aged 4-11. The school has a hard working staff who ensure that each child benefits from the curriculum, acquiring appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding at each stage of their development.

Shotley School is situated on a hill overlooking the rivers Orwell and Stour. The main building dates from 1914 with a large extension added in 1953.
Their website is : http://www.shotley.suffolk.sch.uk/

 

 

We started our year in September with a visit to Mason’s Recycling Centre at Claydon. It was fascinating to see where all our rubbish and recycling goes and we learnt about the importance of recycling. This information we took back to school and presented to all of the children. From this visit, we have improved our recycling in school and have started composting our vegetable and fruit waste and shredded paper in our Kitchen Garden. After 8 months, we have been able to use our beautiful compost for planting our vegetable seeds in.

We have joined in several ventures this year:

  • The Big Switch Off – when we encouraged our families and friends to be less wasteful when using electricity
  • The Big Bird Watch – where we spent some of our lunchtimes observing an recording birds for the RSPB
  • Waste Week – when we had a big focus in school and at home about producing less waste and encouraging our families to do one extra thing towards reducing waste
  • Bags to School – with ‘FOSS’  where school is collecting unwanted clothes and textiles and we will be paid £500 per tonne!

During the winter months, we concentrated on making bird feeders and bug hotels for our wildlife, as well as reminding our school about how and what to recycle.

As well as our eco-warrior activities, we have also enjoyed outings to ‘Golden Wood’ and have helped to plant snakes head fritillary bulbs (we can’t wait to see if they will flower this year!) We have also had a ‘Big Dig’ weekend, where we dug out our vegetable patches, herb garden and tree nursery and pruned our over-grown plants. One of our dads dug out our pond, which has now been revitalised and is teeming with newts, pond skaters and water boatmen.

Our Kitchen Garden has been given a great boost with the help of Barclays Bank, as some of their workers came in to school and have worked really hard in our gardens. They have also cleared away our broken and unusable greenhouse and replaced it with a superb new one – in which we are already growing our seedlings for this year. If any of you have any spare vegetable seedlings, we would love to have them!

We have had an enjoyable and busy year so far and we hope to continue working hard on all our eco-activities next year.

The Shotley School Eco-Club

Shotley Primary is a friendly, happy school, which sets high standards for all.

The school caters for children aged 4-11. The school has a hard working staff who ensure that each child benefits from the curriculum, acquiring appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding at each stage of their development.

Shotley School is situated on a hill overlooking the rivers Orwell and Stour. The main building dates from 1914 with a large extension added in 1953.
Their website is : http://www.shotley.suffolk.sch.uk/

 

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