Our Eco Committee consists of a representative from each year group and our Chair, we are supported by Mrs Sian Kingdom. Our role is to help look after the school gardens and grounds and we spend quite a lot of our time making sure that plants are watered and cared for. We also have been working with the Nature Club to plant various plants which will hopefully end up being displayed at Chelsea Flower Show. We plant the seeds, record and monitor their growth and we create a scrap book of information as the weeks progress. As a committee we also get involved in 'Switch Off Fortnight' and lead a few assemblies to help get the information across to the other members of the school.
Chelsea Flower Show
On May 27th Gene, a member of the Eco Committee visited Chelsea Flower Show along with Oli who is part of the Eco/Nature after school Club. They were chosen as they had both been part of various experiments run in the school to represent the school on the Miracle Grow stand at Chelsea. They handed out leaflets and talked to members of the public who were visiting Chelsea flower show and explained how the experiments had worked. They were able to show photos of the Eco committee and the Eco/Nature Club members looking after the school grounds and being involved in the experiments for Miracle Grow.
'It is a real honour to be able to come to Chelsea on behalf of the ECO committee and hopefully Oli and I can tell our committee and club members all about it at school.' - Gene, Year 5
Our School Environment
One of our roles is to help look after the school garden and we enjoy planting new seeds and plants and then watching them grow. We also try to keep our indoor plants that are in each class watered.
Switch Off Fortnight!
As an Eco committee we met and made up some posters to put around the school, we then practised our assembly which we presented to the school to inform them that we would be monitoring the use of lights and electricity during the fortnight. We also challenged the children to take part at home and rewarded the children who had filled in their Switch Off charts with a great badge.
'It was quite scary doing the assembly but I knew that the others were there if I forgot
what I was going to say so I was able to enjoy it.' - Aaron, Year 4
'It's really important to think about how we use electricity, there were lots of classrooms with lights left on
and remembering to turn them off can really help the environment.' Gene, Year 5
Potatoes for Chelsea
At the end of the Spring Term we got our potatoes from Chelsea which we are going to be growing in growbags to see which variety produces the most and best quality potato. They arrive in a box and we had to stand them up the right way to allow some roots to start growing. Gene works with Harry and Oli from the Nature Club to prepare the potatoes.
Chelsea Flower Show
On Friday 22nd May, two pupils from our Eco Club travelled to London to the Chelsea Flower Show. The Eco Club which includes members of the Eco committee have spent the last few months growing plants as part of an experiment for Miracle Grow. The children planted beans in soil, compost, compost with fertiliser and compost with Miracle Grow; they then measured the plants, looked after them and noted down which ones grew the best.
The Miracle Grow stand then collected some plants to be displayed at the Chelsea Flower Show. The children were invited to go along to be part of the stand, meet the visitors at Chelsea and talk about their plant experiments. They had a chance to look at some of the other gardens and even saw the BBC filming in one garden. Faith and Alana saw a huge variety of flowers and plants, potatoes in all shapes, sizes and colours and driftwood made into animals. Well done to both of you for your excellent manners and superb behaviour that you displayed throughout the whole of the day. All in all the day was a great success with both pupils showing Chelsea Flower Show the best of Chudleigh Knighton Primary School!