Welcome to Darran Park Eco page
Our Eco Committee have decided to be called the Climate Crew.
The members elected this year are:
Rocco Howells, Maggie Gauvain, Regan Horwood,
Tatjana Ljubojevic, Esme Tudball, Sophia Jones,
Eva Fitzgerald, Efan Jones, Caleb Davies, Sophia Jones,
Chad Owens and Daisy Gooch.
What is an eco school?
Eco schools is an international award scheme to raise awareness of environmental issues.
The eco schools award encourages schools to think about a range of areas including waste reduction, healthy living and water conservation.
Caterpillar class have been working on encouraging bees and butterflies to our school and have planted lots of flowers.
Bees class have planted strawberry plants in the infant garden as part .of their science work and learnt about what plants need to grow.
Spider class have been growing and tasting cress, lettuce and spinach and recorded their findings in a pictogram.
Ladybird class have been learning about the importance of healthy eating and found that some children don't eat breakfast. so, they had cereals during snack time and recorded their favourites using a bar chart on HWB.
Dragonflies have been investigating the amount of sugar in drinks in packed lunch boxes.
Year 5 have been taking part in projects to reduce our food and water waste in school.
At Darran Park the Eco committee meets every Wednesday and we discuss many issues including the following.
Reducing and Re-using - This year, we received pumpkins from a local gardener. many classes used the pumpkins across the curriculum including measuring, weighing and drawing. When we had finished using them for our learning experiences, the Eco committee made pumpkin soup and distributed cups of delicious soup to parents.
Energy - In the current climate there is a considerable need to try to reduce energy bills as prices are soaring. Our Climate Crew are taking regular readings and encouraging lights and electrical equipment to be turned off when not in use.
Youth Cop Event 2022 - Our Year 5 and 6 members were fortunate to attend the first Wales Youth Cop event, organised by Size of Wales and funded by the Welsh Government. We participated in many inspiring workshops, learning more about the solutions to climate change.
Year 5/6 Eco Enterprise Project
Our Year 5/6 enterprise group have been busy creating jewellery by reusing materials. Firstly the we sent a text message to all the parents to ask if anyone had old jewellery they didn't want anymore. We were delighted with the amount of old jewellery that was donated. Then we got to work creating our handmade jewellery designs. We even had a tweet from Paloma Faith about one of our necklaces.
We sold our jewellery to parents in the school fete and made a profit of £23.80. This was a great way of reusing materials that could have ended up at the landfill site.