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New Eco- Warrior Newletter

As spring is now finally with us, we are really excited to have a newly appointed, and extremely keen group of Eco- Warriors. Led by Mrs Patton and Mr Stamper this group of fourteen children of all ages, will be working through the year to make a Tithe Barn a more environmen- tally friendly place.
Already the children have been busily planting hedgerows along some of the perimeter fences. These plants were kindly donated by the Wood- land Trust and funded by Ikea. We are hoping that once these have grown they will provide a habitat and food source for wild- life, as well as looking good.
In a previously neglect- ed corner of the school grounds we have also planted a willow bed containing 200 cuttings. We hope that as well as providing a wall of greenness, these fast growing plants will pro- vide us with a future harvest of willow stems for crafting and creating living structures.

Our projects through the Year..
funds for the school by recycling the following items:-
Empty printer cartridges.
Old mobile telephones
Batteries
Pens
Empty correction fluid containers

Please bring any of these you may have lying around into school. As well as being able to en- sure they are properly recycled we will receive money for some of the items. We will be sending out further information about these and also the Bags4Schools collection soon.

Gardening
The Eco-Warriors will be taking a lead in getting the school vegetable gardens and Luca’s Gar- den, back into full use as an amazing educational resource. We desperate- ly need donations of well rotted manure and pot- ting compost. If anyone can help with this please contact Mr Stamper.
Big Pedal
The school have entered the Sustrans Big Pedal 2018. Running between 23/4/18 and 4/5/18 theBig Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cy- cling and scooting chal- lenge it inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their school journey. The Eco-Warriors have been
busy collating the data on this and we hope that we may be in the running for prizes, as well as having happier and healthier journeys to school. See www.bigpedal.org.uk
RSPB
We are extremely pleased to have secured a whole day visit from the RSPB. They will be work- ing with groups of chil- dren to carry out a habi- tat survey and will then help us put together a plan to improve the bio- diversity of our site.
Recycling and Fund Raising.
We have some fantastic opportunities to help to protect the environment and gather much needed

Eco Newsletter Spring 2018


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