P6 Pass-on Beach Cleaning Skills to P3 (Mar 2018)

Date: 18th May 2018, Categories: Class of 2012, Eco Committee, Eco Week, News Team

P6 have found an interest in beach cleaning and decided to adopt the West Bay in Helensburgh. Last term, Primary Six went out and collected a whopping 360kg of waste from the West Bay and enjoyed it so much that they decided to adopt the beach. “It seems very exiting because we’re doing something for […]

Exciting Eco Week in P6 (Mar 2018)

Date: 27th Apr 2018, Categories: Class of 2012, Eco Committee, Eco Week, News Team

P6 have been working hard in Eco Week. They have had a waste free day and have been recording the growth of their cherry blossoms. On the first day of Eco Week, P6 planned a waste free lunch. They decided to separate the waste by packed lunch and money lunch at each stage. They estimated the […]

School Garden Day (Nov 2017)

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

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 […]

P6: Adopt and Clean West Bay Beach

Date: 28th Oct 2017, Categories: Class of 2012, Eco Committee, Rights Respecting School

Primary Six recently joined forces with the GRAB Trust and parent helpers to take their Eco learning outside of school. Following a workshop from Ben from the GRAB Trust on the dangers of marine litter, Primary Six undertook some community work by cleaning over 100m of Helensburgh’s West Bay. Armed with litter pickers, gloves and […]

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.