Eco-School October 2021 News
We were very excited to use Havant’s involvement in Big Green Week to launch Eco-schools through 4F’s class assembly. Following the assembly, we received mentions in a couple of articles of The News and every child in the school wrote a postcard to Alan Mak persuading him to take action about the current climate chaos we are in. Watch this space!
Thank you so much to the parents who have offered advice and offers of support for our quest to become an Eco-school. It makes such a big difference to have all the various contacts, experience and offers of time and help and we are very grateful for this.
Mrs Fisk was inundated with applications to be on the new Eco committee, which will be the driving force behind us achieving Eco-Schools status. The committee have now met and will undertake a review of our school grounds to see how much we are already doing and, what more can be done to make our school an even better place to be working in. We will then be in touch with all the parents and wider school community to see how we can all work together on this exciting new venture.
Our new Eco Committee
Just before the summer holidays, Hampshire made an enquiry to Bosmere about using the school as a trial for solar panels. Mrs Reilly and Mrs Robinson jumped at the chance to be involved in such a scheme. The installation took place over the summer holidays. The panels can produce up to 10KW per hour (weather permitting), which is enough to run our entire school lighting for one day. This means that not only will we be helping our world by reducing the need to generate electricity, we will be saving the school a considerable amount of money over a longer period of time, which can be better spent elsewhere in the school. The Eco-committee will be monitoring this and producing statistics to see how much money we can save the school. This is a very exciting venture for us to be involved with and one which other schools are now investigating.
Installing our new Solar Panels
Mrs Simpson has taken on board the responsibility of organising a group of lunchtime litter pickers who have been doing a sterling job of collecting any stray rubbish before it gets blown around the school grounds and potentially harming our wildlife. You are all amazing!
Mrs Fisk has been working with Grainne Raison at Warblington School, who is also looking ahead to Eco-Schools status and we hope to be collaborating our efforts and working together closely on this venture.
So all in all, we have hit the ground running with this scheme and we are all very excited about where it will lead us!
Children working through their Environmental Review (6th Oct 2021)