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Eco Club

Eco Club is held every Wednesday afternoon at 12:30pm by Miss Risoli, Miss Thomas and Miss Jenkins.

The children aim to make the school a more eco-friendly environment.

Our Eco-Club Family

Our Eco Club Leaders

Our Eco leaders take responsibilty of small groups each week to complete an Eco task.  They train the other members of the club...and the rest of the school to be environmentally friendly.

Rags 2 Riches

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Eco Club have organised Rags 2 Riches to collect any unwanted items of clothing donated by parents, grandparents and friends of the school. Rags 2 Riches 4 Schools is an easy, efficient way for our school to earn some much needed money, and as a real bonus, is a 100% efficient recycling process. 

Please help us fundraise by donating your unwanted, reusable (clean, dry and wearable) clothes and accessories. Your donations become affordable clothing in other countries so please do not send poor quality, dirty or wet items, and no duvets, pillows, curtains, CDs, books or bric-a-brac. 

Even if it's only one t-shirt, please bring it in, as it will all help. Please involve family, friends and neighbours if you can. We really appreciate your support in helping raise additional funds for our school. There is no better feeling than knowing you raised funds, helped the economy, the environment, and somebody on the other side of the world - and all by donating some clothes. 

 

Please use the provided clothing sacks (which will be sent out to children via their classes), or any non-charity bag. 

 

Thank you in advance. 

Eco Club

RHS Flower Show Wheelbarrow 2016

Thank you for all your egg box donations! This Christmas Eco-Club have recycled your egg boxes into an environmentally friendly Christmas Tree!

 

A special thank you to Miss Jacob who showed Eco-Club how to make a recycled Christmas paper garland. We had lots of fun and definitely lots of mess!  

 

Here are a selection of photos.

NEWS

Our greenhouse has been delivered and has now been built, therefore Eco Club can finally start growing lots of different flowers and vegetables.  The children have carefully sowed vegetable seeds (basil, lettuce, beetroot, courgette, peas, pumpkin, sweet peppers and cucumber), and will look after them for the next few weeks.  

We have also planted tomato and strawberry plants which are successfully growing, we are look forward to eating them! 

We are pleased to tell you that we have ordered a new greenhouse which the PTFA have kindly funded for us.  We are waiting for it to be delivered and built and then we look forward to growing lots of plants and vegetables.

 

Eco Club have were invited to participate in this years Really Rubbish Shows competition.  The Really Rubbish Campaign is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, that's ten years of helping to make Cardiff a cleaner and greener place.  

The children were invited to make some eco-musical instruments out of recycled/reusable materials.  Take a look at the photos below for a closer look; they look AMAZING. Well done Eco Club.

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We would like to say a big thankyou to Clare from Waitrose, Pontprennau for donating a vegetable and flower starter kit.  We look forward to growing lots of different vegetables and selling them to Waitrose customers in the near future.   
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Birchgrove Primary have proudly entered this years RHS Wheelbarrow competition. This years theme is Homes, Habitats and Hideaways and Eco Club have worked hard to create "Little Mice on the Prairie". 

The flower show is on between the 17th-19th April at Bute Park, Cardiff.  If you visit the show, please dont forget to vote for us, we are hoping 2015 is the year we win! Check out the photos below. 

RHS Wheelbarrow competition 2015

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Unfortunately the school's greenhouse was damaged during bad weather.  However, the PTFA have kindly agreed to purchase a brand new greenhouse.  Eco-Club are looking forward to being able to grow their own flowers and herbs during the next few months. 

 

We would like to thank all those who helped us collect just under 2000 Morrison's 'Lets Grow' vouchers.  We have ordered lots of goodies, including a composter bin to make our own organic soil, vegetable seeds and compost. 

Eco Competition

Eco Club have a competition for The Really Rubbish Campaign, children need to make a recipe using left over food. Click on the link above for more details.  Birchgrove have been entered into the main course category.

Good luck!!

Eco Club in action!

 

Eco club have been very busy so far this term. Have a look at what we do every week.

 

 

 

This is one of Eco's sub teams checking the classrooms are not wasting energy during lunch-times.

 

 

 

 

Here is one of our Eco certificate which is awarded to the most eco friendly class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is our Eco wall of shame and fame....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each week, an Eco Sub team collects litter from our school yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We encourage Birchgrove Primary to recycle as much waste as possible.

 

 

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