School Garden Day (Nov 2017)

Date: 16th Nov 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the volunteers who assisted on our School Garden Day, which was held on Sunday 5th November. Green-fingered parents, grandparents and children all came to together to weed out, dig and tidy up our beautiful school grounds.  Unusually, the sun shone down upon our volunteers for […]

School Garden Produce Sale (Sep 2017)

Date: 4th Oct 2017, Categories: Eco Committee

Wednesday 27th September saw our school hold its first ever Garden Produce Sale organised by the Eco Committee.  At the sale parents had the opportunity to purchase a range of produce including organic, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, herbs and flowers at very reasonable prices.  The event raised over £50, which will help sustain our garden […]

2017 Green Flag Renewal

Date: 3rd Oct 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, News

Hermitage has been awarded its renewal of the Eco-Schools Green Flag.  This is a reflection of all the hard work that the pupils, staff, and especially the Eco Committee have invested into ensuring that sustainability continues to be at the heart of our school life. Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, and the pupils and […]

ECO Week – Gardening (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

All classes have been busy preparing their planters in the allotment with seeds and compost. Look out later in the year to see what we have grown!  

ECO Week – P2 Recycling Posters (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Class of 2015, Eco Committee, Eco Week

Primary two learned about materials that can and can’t be recycled. They used their knowledge to create posters to teach others what can and can’t be put in our blue recycling bins.

ECO Week – P4 Battery Recycling (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Class of 2013, Eco Committee, Eco Week

P4 have been researching ways of recycling other items in school. They decided that batteries would be an excellent thing to recycle and contacted a company that could help us. Look out for battery recycling boxes around the school and please bring in any used batteries to recycle. Have a look at the video they […]

ECO Week – P5 Seasonality Charts (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Class of 2012, Class of 2014, Eco Committee, Eco Week

P5 have been learning about seasonality. They have been researching when certain foods are planted and when they are harvested during the year. They used what they have learned to make fantastic seasonality posters to help other children and classes decide what to plant and when to do it.  

ECO Week – P6 Bird Boxes (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Class of 2011, Eco Committee, Eco Week

P6 have been creating homes for birds in our playground. They have also been carrying out bird watches and creating fact sheets showing the birds that can be spotted in our playground.

ECO Week – Litter Picking (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

P7 were challenged to carry out a litter audit of our playground. They picked up litter and sorted it into different categories. They then counted each piece of litter and used their data to create graphs showing their findings. They also identified litter hot spots in the playground and let the P6 litter pickers know […]

ECO Week – Recycled Art (2017)

Date: 24th May 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

During Eco week, classes enjoyed using recycled materials to create a variety of pieces of art. These fantastic creations included P2’s pencil sharpening art, P4’s bottle flowers, P1’s recycled material art and P5’s mobiles. Primary 1 Recycled Material Art   Primary 2 Pencil Sharpening Art   Primary 4 Bottle Flowers Art Primary 5 Mobile Art