Eco Squad are taking part in a project called ‘I Can Grow.’ This project is a chance for young people to discover and explore the benefits of gardening, not only to them, but also to their local community and the wider world. ‘I Can Grow’ is designed to empower young people, allowing them to create a campaign, using plants, to shout about the environmental and social issues they believe in. We have chosen for our campaign to focus on creating a happy place where we can all learn and relax. We hope to this ‘happy place’ to help us in our , Art, Geography, and Science lessons as well as many others.
Eco Squad Meeting Spring- Earth Hour
Eco Squad announcement.
Eco squad would like to let you know that Earth Hour on Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm. Earth Hour is where hundreds of millions of people across the world will 'switch off' their lights for one hour. You could take part by making a simple change to your every day life, such as carrying a reusable coffee cup, switching to a green energy supplier, or washing your clothes at 30 degrees or lower. It might seem like something small, but together we can make a big difference.
Year 5 Eco Squad presented in assembly to introduce a new project called The Big Battery Hunt. This project aims to encourage chikdren to recyle batteries. Our battery recycling bin has now arrived and is kept in the main office for families and staff to use.
Eco Squad collected three bags of litter and have made posters to encourage recycing and using the bins on the playground. Well done Eco Squad.
Wear it Wild Day 2017. WWF-Dress up Day.
We are writing to let you know about ‘Wear it Wild Day.’ ‘Wear it Wild Day’ is WWF’s annual fundraising event which takes place on Friday 20th October. WWF (Word Wide Fund For Nature) are trying to raise money to help endangered animals. Children will have the opportunity to dress up in wildlife-inspired fancy dress and raise money to save incredible wildlife at the same time. Please remember to bring in £1 on Friday the 20th October if you would like to take part.
Wild it Wild Day (photo for newsletter.)
Clean up Hatfield Campaign 2017
Join our Eco-Squad and take part in Earth Hour this Saturday 25th March at 8.30pm!
We are proud to announce we have once again been awarded our Green Glag Eco-Schools award! Well done to every child and member of staff at Howe Dell who makes this possible.
Meet our new Eco-Squad for 2016/17!
Last week our Eco-Squad took part in the RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch. Have a look at a powerpoint of photos Mrs Middleton took of us in action. We mainly saw Feral pigeons and Black Headed Gulls but look carefully and see what other exciting bird of prey we spotted!
At the end of the first half term, Eco-Squad completed our annual environmental review of the site. They looked at areas such as energy wastage and recycling in the classrooms and outside at areas such as litter and biodiversity.
Charlotte House Prep School Eco Visit
SOTTO Celebration Event:
Eco-squad were invited to take part in the celebration event for the competition that they had been taking part in.
We got to display our finished projects and show them to lots of important people including the Mayor of Hatfield as well as other children. Then we were judged across different categories and we were judged as having the best action plan out of the 6 different schools who attended.
During the event, we were treated to a delicious lunch and got to try lots of different activities in different eco-workshops.
Have a look at the powerpoint above to see what we got up to.
Switch On To Turning Off project
Here is an example of our SOTTO presentations.....
SOTTO Project Presentations
SOTTO Project - Switch On To Turning Off
This year we have been taking part in a project with other Hatfield schools to help us focus on how much energy we use.
We have been working alongside Onslow, who have been sending energy ambassadors to run a weekly peer to peer teaching session with years 3, 4 and 5 eco-squad reps.
They have acted as secret detectives to carry out secret energy monitoring and are in the process of creating a campaign to help our school use less energy.
The eco-squad reps presented their findings to the class and gathered information to be used in their campaign.
We have been busy electing our Eco-Squad representatives from our classes over the last few weeks.
These children have been chosen as our eco-squad representatives and will be taking part in and planning lots of exciting eco projects over the coming school year for us all.
If you have an eco-related question or idea then give it to your class reps so that they can bring them to our eco-squad meetings or place them in the school suggestion box.
Look out for them around our school!
Have a look below at our new fluffy friends and the names that we decided to call them. Next time you are on the playground see if you can spot them in their run? Can you work out which one is which?
It's not just eco-squad who are thinking about the environment. We all think about how to be environmentally friendly every day at Howe Dell. Here are some photos of year 1 making sustainable eco homes in their design and technology lessons.