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

Waste Free Wednesday (March 2017)

Date: 11th May 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

During Eco Week 2017 the children were encouraged to reduce waste from their lunchbox while participating in ‘Waste Free Wednesday’.  Waste at the end of the lunch session was weighed and the winning team, the team with the least amount of waste at the end, were awarded with an extra play time.  

Google Virtual Reality – ECO Week (March 2017)

Date: 11th May 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week, News

As part of Eco week we had the pleasure of welcoming visitors from Google.  The visitors took the children on a virtual reality expedition with an Eco theme using the latest virtual reality technology.  

ECO Quiz (March 2017)

Date: 11th May 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

As part of Eco Week the children’s knowledge on all things eco was put to the test.  Pupils were arranged into mixed teams (Primary 4s & 5s and Primary 6s & 7s) to participate in the Eco Quiz. A fun fact filled afternoon was had by all!  

P2 Eco Week Activities (2017)

Date: 31st Mar 2017, Categories: Class of 2015, Eco Committee, Eco Week

P2 used to eco week to have a positive impact on our school and local area. We undertook three different challenges to promote our new eco targets and to work towards our next green flag. In the eco garden we cleared out and de-weeded the P2 planting tub. We raked the soil and Mrs Hanks helped […]

Eco Fashion Show (March 2017)

Date: 30th Mar 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

Today marked a fashion first for Hermitage Primary as the Eco Committee closed Eco Week by presenting their very first fashion show. Challenged with designing and creating an item of clothing by renewing, reusing and recycling, each stage took their turn to strut, spin and strike a pose on the Eco catwalk. The whole-school audience clapped, […]

Coming Soon – Eco Week (2017)

Date: 6th Mar 2017, Categories: Eco Committee, Eco Week

The Eco Committee have been busy planning your Eco Week challenges and activities for week beginning 27th March 2017.  As a sneak preview, we can tell you that there will be a different challenge each day and that they will be linked to our new eco focus topics of: litter, waste minimisation and food & […]

P5: Purple for Polio Planting

Date: 23rd Jan 2017, Categories: Charity Events, Class of 2012, Eco Committee

Primary 5 recently spent time working with Mrs Barrie and Miss Eriksen planting crocus bulbs to promote the Rotary Club initiative, Purple for Polio. The team of crack gardners planted bulbs in pots around the school in the hope that they flourish into beautiful purple flowers. The purple flowers symbolise the purple dye used to mark the […]