Eco Council

This February the children of Clover Hill took part in the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch. The data collected will help Scientists monitor the environment, put measures into place to protect declining species and keep an eye on trends. The children loved identifying the different species of birds, well done.

We donated unwanted furniture and collected shoeboxes containing essentials and gifts to donate to the children of Moldova. We helped TEECH load the lorry with our gifts and were delighted when we received photographs of the children in Moldova opening our gifts and the chairs being put to good use in schools. What an amazing achievement Clover Hill, thank you for making a difference and having a positive impact on children from another country. We will keep in contact with our new friends in Moldova and make links with other schools in other countries too.

The Eco-Council took part in Switch Off Fortnight in November. They took an initial audit, made posters and reminders for light switches before completing a final audit. Well done Eco-Council, your reminders have saved the school electricity!! Keep up the good work.

The children at Clover Hill learn about other cultures for Global Citizenship through cross curricular learning and activities. In November the children took part in a Chinese Dragon Dance and learnt about Japanese culture through Firework Art.

The Eco Council took part in the ‘What’s Under Your Feet?’ campaign to monitor the soil within the school grounds. This data has been submitted to scientist to monitor the state of the environment and the eco-system. Well done Eco-Council.

Well done to the Eco-Council for winning the competition linking ECO to the Creation Story. The children met the Bishop of Norwich and planted a tree to celebrate their success and the difference they make.

Our Eco-Council were given the opportunity by the Diocese of Norwich to write prayers and reflections ahead of COP26. The prayers they have written are now with the Cathedral to be displayed and Bishop Graham is taking these with him to the actual COP26 conference in Glasgow! Great work Eco-Council. 

Clover Hill have been getting the community involved with their ‘Green Fingers Project’. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers and the Eco Council for your hard work on the school grounds.

Eco-Council 2021-22

Our new Eco-Council for 2021-22 has now been selected. The children will be carrying out an environmental review over the next couple of weeks, watch this space!

The Wood of Hope

We have been helping to plant trees for our ‘Wood of Hope’.
We have 9 large trees and over 100 saplings that we are going to plant over the next 9 school days.

“The Wood of Hope” will allow the children to plant a tree together with their friends, care for and watch it grow as they themselves grow. It will be a life-long legacy for them! This small area of woodland on our school site will be a remembrance of this time in our children’s lives but also will remind them of their strength and resilience as the world recovers from this period.

We have been extremely busy during Waste Week (8th – 14th March 2021). Look at the amazing things we have been doing to look after our school and the planet!

The children in the key worker group took part in the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2021 to help scientists monitor the state of the environment. Here is our certificate of participation and a graph of the top ten birds observed in the school grounds.

We have been celebrating Chinese New Year in style during lockdown! We watched a video to learn about Chinese New Year to gain an insight into the celebration and culture and to look at the similarities and differences between Chinese New Year and the events which we celebrate.

Hedgehog Class have got involved with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2021 this year during lockdown by identifying and counting birds, drawing birds and making bird feeders. The data collected will be submitted to the RSPB to help scientists gain an insight to the current state of the environment and look for trends within different species of birds.

We took part in Switch Off Fortnight in November to help to reduce energy being wasted in our school. We made posters to remind people to switch off computers and lights if not in use and submitted our data on ‘The Pod’.

The Eco Council have been busy making bird feeders to ensure the birds have plenty to eat now the weather is getting colder.

The Eco Council took part in the ‘What’s Under Your Feet?’ Campaign in October. The data collected will help scientists monitor the quality of soil and how this affects the food chain.

Due to current circumstances and having to remain in class bubbles, the Eco-Council for 2020-2021 will be Hedgehog class.

A different selection of children will take part in activities and feedback to the rest of the Hedgehog Class.

The Eco-Council will ensure the rest of Clover Hill are updated with regards to ongoing campaigns / events.