Our Eco-Monitors are volunteers from each class who attend regular meetings to devise ways of making Thrupp School more eco-friendly. Our Eco-Monitors help develop and monitor strategies for saving energy and reducing waste. They regularly monitor the energy use in school, encourage the recycling and composting of as much waste as possible and think of new ways the school can be more sustainable.
Our School Eco Code: Being Keen to Keep Our School Green
In order to get the Green Flag Award we will be working on the following 3 topics:
We have the Silver Award and are now working towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
28/04/2019 - Gardening work party
31/01/2019 - A fantastic day was had by all at Thrupp Primary School for our Eco Day. Each class learnt about Sustainability, and it was wonderful to see a sea of green clothing worn! Keep up the amazing eco support!
Please find information in the attached PowerPoint about our AMAZING recycling campaign 'Recycle with Riley'
News Update 10/01/2019: Wow – what a fabulous start to the New Year, 2019. We have not only achieved our target for our ‘Recycle with Riley’ campaign, but also surpassed it! Our total thus far is 114.75kg, meaning that we are the first school in Stroud to achieve the target. I am so proud of our amazing school community. This means that we have now earned our picnic bench, but I would really like for us to carry on collecting the soft plastic – because what an amazing way to reduce waste going into landfill! The bin will stay in the usual place, and the plastic will continue to be collected regularly. Thank you so much everybody, and a huge congratulations.
Eco Day 26.04.18
Everyone came into school wearing green today. Families donated money to help raise the funds to pay for our Green Flag application.
All classes launched the topics that they will be working on during the Summer Term. The work will be linked to our 3 school topics: Biodiversity, School Grounds and Global Citizenship.
Kestrels Eco Day 26.4.18 We went looking for animals around our school site and then we moved like some of them in PE!
Hawks Eco Day 26.4.18 Investigating the pond!
Hawks used the natural materials within the school grounds to make sculptures! (Of course we put everything back where it came from:)
Owls Eco Day 26.4.18
Click on the link below to see what Buzzards got up to on Eco day...
Owls did a fantastic assembly to the whole school and parents about the wonderful work they have been doing for their topic 'Saving Planet Earth.' Please click on the link below to find out more about their topic. They are developing into fabulous global citizens.
Wildlife photographer Iain Green came into Thrupp School and worked with all the classes to photograph the wildlife in and around our school grounds. Follow the link below to see some of the photographs the children took.
Fledglings have been finding out about the life cycle of a frog. They looked after some tadpoles and then, once they had grown into froglets, released them into our school pond. See the photos on their class page...
We are doing lots of brilliant Eco-work at Thrupp School, however a recent survey revealed that not everyone feels involved or knows about what we are aiming to achieve. Our target for this next term is to get everyone motivated and included in our Green Mission!
Follow our progress on here, on our display board in the hall, in the school newsletter or you can speak to Mrs Ewens or one of the class representatives. Feb 2018