Earth Day is a day to reflect on our planet and our environment and what we can do to help keep them both healthy. At school today we enjoyed an excellent presentation from Year 7 pupil and beekeeper, Matthew B, who brought in a range of his equipment including his smoker and frames to help illustrate his talk about beekeeping. There were some excellent questions from the children, all of which Matthew was able to answer with authority and clarity.
We also welcomed Graham Bowring from Saint Francis Animal Care – Hedgehog Rescue Centre, with four of his spiky friends! The children loved seeing Harry who enjoyed smelling their feet, and keeping quiet and calm while stroking him with a flat hand.
In addition to the talks, children from Nursery to Year 6 enjoyed activities from making honey sandwiches to programming the beebots, and learning about pollination and constructing bug hotels in the woods. Lunch was a yummy meat-free burger, the Pre-Prep performed an Earth Dance and the older pupils learnt about the importance of pollination for growing vegetables.
All the children made a pledge to help look after the environment! Let’s help them! (You will be able to find more photos in the Photo Gallery.)