Welcome to Darran Park Eco page
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 Tuesday and we discuss many issues including the following.
Recycling : Every class has a paper recycling box, plastic recycling bin and fruit recycling bin. We also have a very small general waste bin. We have reduced our "black bin bag waste" from 12 bags per week to 1 during the Summer Term.
Global Ciizenship : We have improved our contact with other countries and schools and learning about other cultures during Skype-a-thon sessions.
School environment :Pyramid club have been to visit an allotment and have planted lots of vegetables in the junior garden.
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.