The whole school took advantage of the beautiful afternoon to participate in some ‘Eco Time’ as part of World Earth Day. This year’s theme is Restore Our Earth, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.
Morrisons have kindly donated sunflower seed packets to local schools as part of their Seeds of Hope initiative. The philosophy behind the Morrisons project is to ‘nourish your plant and nurture your mind’. The school decided that these two events aligned and would give us an excellent opportunity to both support natural biodiversity and ‘nurture’ our minds at the same time. Sunflowers are a valuable source of food for birds, bees and insects, so we are doing our bit to support biodiversity.
Everyone planted dwarf sunflowers which we will care for and nurture to grow seedlings. We will then send these home so children can plant them in their gardens to enjoy and share with their family, supporting insect life in many gardens.
The children seeded our wooden planter and planted up large pots to make a display we can all enjoy outside the dinner hall. Everyone will be able to view the cheery sunflowers as they walk into school.