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Eco Blog

Thursday 12th September - Today we recycled 15kg of used pens. The pens are sent to Terracycle where they are broken down to their different components and recycled, giving them a second life and keeping them out of landfill.

Monday 2nd September - Battery Collection - our fourth drum of batteries has been collected! Please keep up the good work and recycle your batteries with us.

Monday 17th June - taking advantage of the sunshine, members of the gardening club harvested the potatoes they had grown in bags. This year we did an experiment growing two bags outside and two bags in 'the pod'. The plants that were grown outside produced more potatoes. We wonder if this is because tey received more water as it has been so wet recently?They were also excited to see how well the strawberry patch was growing and picked the first ripe strawberries.

Tuesday 4th June - Big Battery Hunt collection - our third drum of batteries has been collected! Thank you for recycling your batteries with us.

Monday 3rd June - Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme launched.

Thursday 23rd May - School Council Assembly to launch crisp packet recycling. We have signed up with Terracycle for the crisp packet recycling scheme. To begin with we will be recycling the crisp packets from childrens packed lunches - there is a recycling bin in the dining hall.

Monday 9th May - Big Battery Hunt collection - our first drum of batteries has been collected! Thank you for recycling your batteries with us.

Did you know that once a battery ends up in a landfill rubbish site, it can take a hundred years to break down and disappear! Batteries also contain harmful chemicals that can be released when they start to rot. These can leak into the soil and water. Help keep batteries out of landfill and recycle them today! Help save our planet!

Thursday 9th May - School Council Meeting. We recapped on everything we have achieved so far this year reminding ourselves of all the recycling initiatives we have implemented. Discussed signing up to the crisp packet recycling scheme. The School Council are designing posters to promote the scheme which will be launched after half term. Also discussed having an Eco Day in June.

Tuesday 30th April - The Big Battery Hunt collection bin has arrived. We have collected enough batteries so far that we have filled the bin already and we have arranged our first collection! Thank you!  Keep collecting!

Friday 26th April - the Hillcroft Bird Box live stream is back up and running. Over the Easter break a nest has appeared in the bird box. Log on to www.seenature.org.uk  then click on live stream and find the Hillcroft logo. If there is a green dot on the logo it is streaming live. Click on the Hillcroft logo to see live footage of our bird box.

Thursday 25th April - Bag 2 School collection at 9.15am.

Wednesday 20th March - the Big Battery Hunt boxes have arrived and will be sent home with children today. Please recycle your used batteries via Hillcroft.

Tuesday 19th March 2019 - our Litter Angels from Year 3 did a community litter pick with Mrs Vicars.

Friday 15th March 2019 -  Climate Change Assembly and Poster Competition Launched. Today young people around the world are standing together demanding action on climate change. In school, we had an assembly to raise awareness of climate change, explaining global warming and understanding how we can all do our bit to help prevent climate change. The children were invited to design a poster to show the impact of Climate Change.

Monday 11th March 2019 our Litter Angels from Year 4 kick started the Great Big School Clean with our first community Litter Pick today.

Friday 8th March 2019 - Year 2 had a delivery of caterpillars today to compliment their topic, Wriggle and Crawl. It will be an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies to release into the wild! The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three to five weeks......we will keep you updated to their progress.

Wednesday 6th March 2019 - School Council / Eco Committee Meeting - we updated our Action Plan. We have set dates to start our litter picking, signed up to the Great Big School Clean, and signed up to the Big Battery Hunt to recycle batteries.

Tuesday 5th March 2019 - Planting Day! Gardening club have planted two of their potato kits. They are taking part in the GYOP Competition so have planted the potatoes in the bags provided. As an experiment to see which grow the best, one kit is being grown outside in the courtyard and the other kit will be bought on in the pod. I wonder which will produce the most potatoes?

Tuesday 5th March 2019 - Year 6 are creating powerful powerpoint presentations on Climate Change - check out the Year 6 page to see examples of their work (coming soon)

Tuesday 26th February 2019 - Hillcroft Gardening Club have signed up to take part in Grow Your Own Potatoes 2019. They have started chitting their popatoes ready to plant on 5th March.