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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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