Welcome to our Eco-blog. We are Polebrook School Eco-Council.
We are very proud to announce that last year we achieved our Eco Green Flag Award and once we have sourced a flag pole we will be flying our flag with pride.
This month we will be joining the national RSPB bird watch survey and monitoring the types of birds that visit our garden regularly. We will soon be erecting a temporray bid hide in our garden.
Gardening Club have won a mini computer microscope as their prize for completing their RHS school gardening Level 4 Award. Work has begun already gathering evidence for our Level 5 Award.
As part of our earlier work this year we have developed our school garden and grounds and we have achieved lots of garden awards also. We have the RHS Green Tree Gold Award and the Total Green School Creative Adventure Award.
Bumble Bee Discovery Experiment
The Bumble Bee Discovery Experiment is a discovery to find which bees are attracted to which plants and parts of the country. We are observing and recording bees that we spot in our garden so that the scientists running to experiment can monitor the amount of bees across the country. We are growing lots of flowers to entice them into our garden. Unfortunately bees are endangered and some are nearly extinct. This is very sad but also they are very important to our environment.
We collect our fruit and food rubbish each day in our compost bins and this year we have been helping Mrs Brighty by collecting the bins and emptying them into our composter each day. Soon we hope to spread our compost onto our garden and also to sell some on to fund seeds and plants to regenerate our garden next year.
Recycled Green House
Next year we are planning to construct a green house using 1500 recycled plastic bottles, so we are collecting lots of plastic bottles at the moment. Look at the planning diagram below.