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    Eco Monitors

     

    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 worked on the following 3 topics:

     

    MARINE

    ENERGY

    WASTE

    We were awared the flag in July 2019, and will continue to be working to support the environment through our regular eco monitor meetings and action plans). 

    https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/topics/

     

     

     

     

    Thrupp School Eco Day - 24th October 2019

    Eco day in Hawks class

    24/10/2019 - Owls Eco Day 🌳

    24/10/2019 - Eco Magic Show!

    Kestrel's Eco day. We talked about what is under the ground and in history we undertook an archaeological dig. We put our finds in chronological order and noted which sort of rubbish was biodegradable and which was not.

    Kestrel's Eco day. We talked about what is under the ground and in history we undertook an archaeological dig. We put our finds in chronological order and noted which sort of rubbish was biodegradable and which was not. 1
    Kestrel's Eco day. We talked about what is under the ground and in history we undertook an archaeological dig. We put our finds in chronological order and noted which sort of rubbish was biodegradable and which was not. 2

    Kestrel's Eco day - Owls came and read Eco books with their young buddies. They talked about their reading.

    Kestrel's Eco day - Owls came and read Eco books with their young buddies.  They talked about their reading. 1

    Eco Green Schools Flag Award (2019) and Pride of the Cotswolds nomination (finalists)

    11.09.2019: In July (see below for more information), our amazing school was awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag award. On 6th September, the  Pride of the Cotswolds 2019: School of the Year finalists were announced - and our school is one of the three schools that have made it to the final of this year's Pride of the Cotswolds awards! 

     

    Thrupp School  was nominated for the commitment by staff and pupils to the environment. Recently (2019) pupils gathered 100kg of plastic film in 56 days, as part of a Recycle with Riley challenge set by Stroud company Berry bpi group. One of the people who nominated the school said: “I genuinely feel they have the children’s best interests at heart.” Our Headteacher, Mrs Mylechreest said: “Thrupp Primary School is thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for this prestigious award. “We feel at Thrupp our children are encouraged to be very responsible, eco aware citizens.”

     

    See this link for the full article: https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/awards/prideofcotswolds/news/17885979.pride-cotswolds-2019-school-year-finalists-announced/

     

    A great big (green) high-five to the wonderful children, staff, parents, and community for being involved in this wonderful achievement. The awards ceremony is taking place on 26th September - we will keep you all updated! 

    We are officially AMAZING. In July, our school was awarded with the Eco-Schools Green Flag award, which is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning! We are all incredibly proud of the children, staff and community for supporting Thrupp School to achieve this amazing accolade!

    We are officially AMAZING. In July, our school was awarded with the Eco-Schools Green Flag award, which is an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning! We are all incredibly proud of the children, staff and community for supporting Thrupp School to achieve this amazing accolade!  1

    Young eco warriors swap 100kg of plastic for new games table - see the amazing article in the local newspaper using the link below:

    Young eco warriors swap 100kg of plastic for new games table - see the amazing article in the local newspaper using the link below: 1

    Do you know our Eco-Code?

    Do you know our Eco-Code? 1

    We have the Silver Award and are now working towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag award.

    We have the Silver Award and are now working towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. 1
    We have the Silver Award and are now working towards the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. 2

    28/04/2019 - Gardening work party

    Picture 1

    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!

    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! 1

    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 Eco Day 26.4.18 Investigating the pond! 1
    Hawks Eco Day 26.4.18 Investigating the pond! 2
    Hawks Eco Day 26.4.18 Investigating the pond! 3
    Hawks Eco Day 26.4.18 Investigating the pond! 4

    Hawks used the natural materials within the school grounds to make sculptures! (Of course we put everything back where it came from:)

    Click on the link below to see what Buzzards got up to on Eco day...

    Global Citizenship 

    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.

    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.  1 Earth Fact Files
    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.  2 Research about endangered animals
    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.  3 Designing bins linking mathematical work on nets.
    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.  4 Art work inspired by planet Earth

    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place!

    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 1
    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 2
    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 3
    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 4
    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 5
    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 6
    Eagles have been designing inventions that will help to make the world a better place! 7

    Buzzards have been discussing what makes a good ‘Global Citizen’

    Buzzards have been discussing what makes a good ‘Global Citizen’ 1 We had to work together to order some statements
    Buzzards have been discussing what makes a good ‘Global Citizen’ 2 We all had different opinions.
    Buzzards have been discussing what makes a good ‘Global Citizen’ 3 We had to listen to each other.

    Eagles have created posters about being a good Global Citizen

    Biodiversity

    Outdoor Learning Day 07.06.18

    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.
    Follow the link to see Kestrels' fabulous Andy Goldworthy inspired art and the brilliant bird boxes that the children made for our school grounds.
    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...

    Owls went to Bristol Zoo to find out about conservation. They then researched Endangered animals as part of their work in school and for homework.

    Owls went to Bristol Zoo to find out about conservation. They then researched Endangered animals as part of their work in school and for homework. 1
    Owls went to Bristol Zoo to find out about conservation. They then researched Endangered animals as part of their work in school and for homework. 2
    Owls went to Bristol Zoo to find out about conservation. They then researched Endangered animals as part of their work in school and for homework. 3

    Hawks have been doing lots of work in Science about habitats

    Buzzards have been bird watching. Check out the photos on their web page...

    School Grounds

    Click on the link below to find out more about our playground project...

    Eco Meeting 26.02.2018

    Eco Meeting 26.02.2018 1 Designing posters which display our Eco Code
    Eco Meeting 26.02.2018 2 The children write the minutes
    Eco Meeting 26.02.2018 3 Lots of actions

    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

    We had a wonderfully successful Thrupp School Christmas Fayre on Friday 29th November, an enormous £2244 was raised. Thank you to you all.
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