E-Core Week 2020

Eco & Outdoors / Global Citizenship Week (E-Core): 8th – 12th June 2020

We’re very excited for the week ahead and to bring you our very first E-Core Week! Our Eco and Rights Respecting School (CORE) teams have joined forces to bring you a week packed full of fun eco, outdoor and global citizenship learning.

Every morning our staff team will introduce daily challenges in a short video and tell you a little more. These videos will appear here and on our YouTube channel but there’ll also be links sent each morning by M5 and on our Twitter feed.

Although whole school challenges are set against a particular day, please feel free to do any or all of them as and when you are able to. There is no pressure to complete any number of them; they are simply for your enjoyment, to dip in and out of, if and when you have time.

Check back here each day for those new videos, challenges and special guests. We can’t wait!

You can already see the schedule of challenges and read our introduction letter by clicking on the link below:

Day 1

Join Mr Henry for our first daily challenge of E-Core Week 2020. Today it’s one you can do outdoors or in your kitchen.

Join Mrs Grafton for our second daily challenge of E-Core Week 2020. This one’s all about our local beaches. Remember to share your photos and videos with us.


Day 2

Join Jedi Master Johnston and her young padawan apprentices for our third challenge of E-Core Week 2020. Today it’s our Jedi challenge. **Take care with this one and ask an adult to help and supervise you**.

Our fourth challenge of E-Core Week 2020 is one we know lots of you have been looking forward to; the Photography Challenge! To help you take your best shot, Emmy award winning cinematographer and wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan, has very kindly offered his top tips. Remember to share your photos and videos with us.


Day 3

“Stick! Stick!” Join Mrs Carmichael and her children for Challenge #5 of E-Core Week 2020. It’s the Magic Stick Challenge. Remember to share your photos and videos with us. Enjoy. “Stick! Stick…”

Join Mrs Grafton for Challenge #6 of E-Core Week 2020. This one’s all about using natural materials to create some art to say, ‘We ♥ Our Planet’ Remember to share your photos and videos with us.

Meet Doug. We’re incredibly excited to bring you this inspiring Q&A with Emmy & BAFTA award winning cinematographer and wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan. Thank you for all of your questions for Doug – he really enjoyed answering them.


Day 4

Be careful not to get lost in the woods when you join Mrs Mucklow for Challenge #7 of E-Core Week 2020. Take care with this one and ask an adult to help you. Remember to share your photos and videos with us.

What have you learned about yourself and the environment from lockdown? Building on our Outright campaign and planet pledges, Mrs Grafton would like you to make a poster detailing what positive thing you and your family might continue after lockdown. Perhaps it’s using the car less, meal planning to only buy the food you need, looking after wildlife, or staying fit and healthy. Remember to share your photos and videos with us. #RRS #EcoSchools #GlobalGoal11


Day 5

This is one of our E-Core Week favourites: Challenge #9 – The Shelter Challenge. Can you go that extra step, like Mr Henry, climb in and have a family member pour water over it to check if your shelter is waterproof! Remember to share your photos and videos with us. #RRSA #EcoSchools #GlobalGoal11

Join Mrs Grafton for Challenge #10 of E-Core Week 2020. Over these past few months, our homes and communities have become more important than ever.  Reflect on what has made your home and community feel even more special recently. Can you build a mini city, town or village with paths connecting the houses together, natural features like a stream or lake and practical features like shops, a farm or a school. You could make you home/community for some of your toys or for some of the important insects/birds that share our land. Remember to share your photos and videos with us. #RRS #EcoSchools #GlobalGoal11


E-Core Week: Assembly

Hermitage Primary Virtual Assembly No.10 on 12th June 2020. This week is a special E-Core Week assembly featuring new songs, our Doug Allan inspired wildlife photography gallery, an interview with a special caretaker and a bumper sharing of the learning section.

One Last Thing…

We couldn’t sign-off E-Core Week without one last surprise! Here, just for our wonderful pupils who have put so much into our first E-Core Week is a final special guest. We’re incredibly excited to bring you this inspiring Q&A with Springwatch presenter, naturalist at and wildlife expert, Chris Packham!