Category Archives: Eco Committee


Mrs Pirrie and Mrs Devine would like to introduce our Eco Committee Members who are working very to promote our Eco-Schools Action Plan.

P7 – Emily and Patryk

P6 – Steven, Nicola, Sara and Abbi

P5 – Maisie May and Maria

P4 – Sophie and James W

P3 – Vanessa and Vanessa

P2 – Kayley and Ella

P1 – Bradley and Dominik

Big Loose Parts Play

Big Loose Parts Play

We are also looking to collect large loose parts for outdoor play. This kind of play can be used from primary 1 to primary 7. We are hopeful that’s some parents through their line of work may be able to donate these items to our school or may have family members or friends who could do so.

We are looking for
• Tyres
• Bricks
• Pallets
• Plastic crates
• Wooden cable reels
• Larges pieces of fabric and tarpaulin
• Ropes
• Plastic pipes and guttering
• Tree stumps and logs
• Cones
• Buckets
• Wheel barrows
Any donations can be left at the school gate and Scot will bring them into the school grounds.
Thank You
Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis

Loose Parts Play

Loose Part Play St Fergus’

We are going to be introducing loose parts play into our learning in St Fergus’. Loose parts play has been used for many years with amazing results. It is encouraged throughout the primary curriculum for indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.

It is a chance for children to

  • Play freely with friends
  • Investigate
  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Create
  • Use lots of trial and error to learn for themselves
  • Learn to make their own judgements about adventure play and recognise safe limits.

To do this we need to collect loose parts. The list of possible loose parts is endless but can include:

  • Boxes – various sizes, materials and shapes
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Pine Cones
  • Stones and Pebbles
  • Tubes – various sizes, materials and shapes
  • Baskets
  • Funnels
  • Sieves
  • Beads
  • Ribbons
  • Bottle Lids
  • Old Keys
  • Glass Jars
  • Corks
  • Nuts/Bolts/Washers
  • Scarves/Fabrics
  • Hoses/Pipes/Gutters
  • Pegs
  • Buttons
  • Small wheel from old toys
  • Old cars or toys that move
  • Metal baking trays or cup cake tins
  • Wooden and metal utensils
  • Pots/Pans
  • Small gardening tools
  • Watering cans

If you have any of these things at home that you would be willing to donate to the school we would love to have them. Please only donate things that you already have at home and are no longer used.

A box will be left just outside the school gate for items to be left. Scot will bring the box into school for the items to be quarantined and cleaned before use.

Thank You

Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis

Eco-schools pop-up garden

Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a great Easter Holiday. We’ve had some beautiful weather and I’ve been seeing the benefits of the sunshine in my garden and on my local walks. It would be a great time to take advantage of this lovely weather by designing and making a pop-up pocket garden. The Eco-Committee are planing to make this into a competition so if you are interested then head over to the Eco-Schools website and click on Pop-up pocket garden to get details and ideas to make your very own👍
remember to take photos and share with us,

Mrs Ellis


Eco Classroom


A wee reminder to everyone in the Eco-Committee, I have set up an Eco-Committee  google classroom and invited all P3-P7 committee members to join, I would encourage you to join so you can share your great Eco ideas. Committee members in P1 and P2 ,I’ll get your help and ideas through seesaw.

Thanks so much

Mrs Ellis ♻️👍

Our Eco Committee:

Mrs Pirrie and Mrs Ellis would like to introduce our Eco Committee Members to the St Fergus Primary School Blog.  Arturo, Daniel, Mason, Anthony, Emily, Toni Lee, Aiden, Jay and Kayla. They have been working hard to promote our Eco-Schools Action Plan.