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Monday 16th April – Eco Council back in action

Making the most of the lovely weather and a renewed sense of purpose in the garden after a long winter the Eco Council convened to get to work in the poly tunnel.  They watered the veg, weeded and harvested the remainder of the radishes. These will be bagged up and on sale by the end […]


Friday 24th November – Cooking, Forest School, Eco Council, Working as Scientists and gardening in Year 3

A wonderful end to the week with Finchley. We started the day developing our scientific drawings, closely observing, the carefully adding colour and detail.  We then divided into two groups for cooking and Forest Schools.  In cooking we worked in teams to prepare a vegetable soup.  At lunchtime, the Eco Council started to create the […]


Friday 3rd November – Finchley’s last gardening lesson

Today saw Finchley have their last Friday gardening session. Each member of the class (including Mr Wickens) planted an Aquadulce Broad Bean seed outside the polytunnel (30cm apart, 10cm deep and protected with an open topped plastic bottle cloche.  A small group worked with Andy to finish the Finchley SFG bed and sow three squares […]


1st November – building our first compost bin

Members of the school’s Eco Council spent lunchtime today preparing the ground for the compost bin they built before half term.  The bin has been constructed out of pallets and the first job today was to remove the turf so that the bin can sit on exposed soil.  We then hammered in two broom handles […]


Friday 12th May – Infants from Nelson work with our Eco Council on the pond

5 Year 1 children from Nelson Infant School joined our Eco Council and Nige and Em from Goldcrest to prepare and put in the pond plants. We learned all about the different pond plants – their names, how to plant them, and why different types were planted at different depths. We also had time to […]


10th March – Eco Council meets to talk composting

The Eco council met today to follow-up the visit from Norfolk County Council master composter Maria Willis last week. She had set us a task: to think about the kinds of waste we generate in school that could be composted, and how me might go about collecting and sorting it. We talked through the two […]


3rd March – Master Composter visits Wensum

Master Composter Maria visits Wensum to meet with the Eco Council to talk to explore the what, why and how of composting. Maria will be visiting again in two weeks to talk to us about where we could site a compost bin and how we could get started. She also set us some homework to […]


Friday 20th January

Welcome back to the Eco Council, who met for the first time this afternoon since the new year. Mr H updated the council regarding the pond project (funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help award of £12,000) and talked to them about arrangements for a visit by a master composter from Norwich City Council to help […]


4th November

The Eco Council met for the second time today and finalised their recycling posters. As there were great ideas from both Bailey and Jack we decided to combine the best of both to create the class posters. We also agreed that Bailey’s original poster (which he created to persuade his class mates to vote for […]


14th October – New Eco Council meet for the first time

Today the new Eco Council met for the first time. Welcome to: Bailey and Jack from Y3, Bailey and Olivia from Y4, Callum and Hollie from Y5 and Faith and Oliver JK for Y6. Welcome back Faith who was on the council last year. Your first task is to make a class poster informing your […]