Welcome to our Eco page where you find lots of information about how our school is working towards making sustainability an integral part of our school life. We are hoping that good habits learned in school are followed through into homes and our community.
Here in school we have an eco council with representatives from each year group:
Higher Lane's Eco Code
Here is our school's eco code:
In 2015 our PTA secured funding from an Awards for All bid from the National Lottery. This bid kickstarted the grow your own initiative and enabled large planters, gardening equipment and tools, wood bodging workshops, seeds, fruit bushes, bulbs, willow weaving, the services of an expert gardener and much more to be purchased. We are very grateful to the PTA and the National Lottery.
The children have been very busy in our grow your own and wildlife area over the past few months. They have been preparing the beds for the forthcoming growing season, and weeding and clearing our rockery ready for some beautiful wildflower seeds to be sown. The children have also been involved in the long-term planting of bulbs, fruit trees, bushes and native hedging. It's a great opportunity for the children to take part in outdoor learning, which they tell us they are thoroughly enjoying!
Our horticultural and ecological specialist teacher, Mr Mullan, has produced a later winter term report to keep you updated. Please click here to read.
Our recent purchase of waterproofs for the children when gardening has proved a worthwhile investment - the children are now keeping clean and dry!
TOP TWENTY GARDENING TASKS FOR THE SUMMER
These are in no particular order of importance but it’s a useful guide to ‘dip into’. As with all of these things, ‘nature’ is in charge so be flexible and responsive at all times. Also many of the following can be done any time and many can also wait until September.