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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Eco Council - Green Team

Welcome to Knowl Hill Academy's

Eco-Council

 

 

Our Mission Statement

 

'Protect our ecology and make a difference for our future'

 

 

 

The class votes are in.....Well done Olivia! 

Your beautiful Eco-council logo is our competition winning design.

You will see your design on all Eco-council information, posters and correspondence.

Our school is joining 'The Big Plastic Count' next week, and you can too!

Please follow the link below for more information and to join in.

 

School Visitors

Bat Conservation Trust

 

The school's councils had a fascinating visit from our very own Rev. Stephen Turville, Mike Buckland and Bat Conservation Trust educator, Charlotte Allchin.

 

With Mike leading, we began with a fun sing along followed by the bible story of Noah's ark, which took us smoothly into a discussion of the importance of God's Creatures and how we need to protect them all, including wasps.

 

Charlotte Allchin talked to the children all about bats, with lots of interesting information and facts, including-they are the only true flying mammal, there are over 1,400 species of bats in the world and that bats account for more than a quarter of mammal species in the UK.

 

The children would like to say a huge Thank You to you all for visiting us- it was great fun!

 

If you are interested in bats and would like to learn more about protecting them then the Bat Conservation Trust is the best place to start.

 

If you find a bat in need of rescue or you need information concerning bats contact;

 

National Bat Helpline 0345 1300 228

 

 

Pickles Hedgehogs Rescue - School Visit

The Eco-council wish to give a huge *Thank You* to Lois of Pickles Hedgehogs Rescue, a very interesting and informative talk full of fun hedgehog facts - we also meet the lovely Diana, a wild Hedgehog being cared for before her release.

 

Lois works in conjunction with Marlow Hedgehog hub and she told us how she began her hedgehog rescue centre after finding a hoglet in need of care.

Over two years Pickles Hedgehogs has cared for and released 60 hedgehogs.

 

The British Hedgehog is a fascinating wild animal, native to Britain it's numbers have reduced dramatically over the last ten years and were put on the IUCN 'Red List'  as vulnerable to extinction in Great Britain (2020), highlighting the importance of Lois' rescue work. 

 

If you find a hedgehog in need of help (see the poster below), there are many people you can  contact;

 

Pickles hedgehogs - Admin contact - Kirsty Clark via Facebook

Marlow Hedgehog Hub - Admin contact - Phil via Facebook

Pines Vets-Bath Road, Maidenhead

Tiggywinkles 24hr wild animal and bird emergency care

Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue.

 

Eco Actions

 

The Eco-Council are the vice of all our pupils and they have many fantastic ideas to help our local wildlife.

 

Sweet Pea Teepee

The seeds were sown and the children have planted out the sweet peas against the teepee  wooden frame, we hope to have a peaceful, sweet smelling spot to relax in-so long as the rabbits aren't too hungry. 

 

 

The Big Bug Hotel Build

Our first action was to build a bug hotel using recycled materials, to encourage more wildlife into our school grounds - to support our local ecology.

 

We'd like to send our thanks to the parents of Knowl Hill who have generously given us the materials to help us achieve our first project.

Using all recycled materials (including bug safe pallets).

Foundation pillars were dug and filled, ground floor laid, Floors 1-7 fitted and filled, chicken wire attached, roofing membrane laid and large logs positioned, seeds sown for the living roof -to attract butterflies and other insects.

 

Spring Projects

We are planning to make Bird feeders, a hedgehog house and mammal research along with lots more planting.

The Eco council want to make a difference and so can you!

 

By starting with small changes within our school (and at home), we can all do something to improve and protect our planet - it will make a huge difference for our future.

Litter Pick

Eco council member Hattie, with older sister Fearn on a litter pick. 

Fantastic work girls!

 

It is very important to pick-up litter, not only does it make the area look fabulous, but we are also protecting vulnerable animals from becoming trapped or poisoned.

Sharing Eco Ideas

A Powerful Eco Message, Poster Art - Maisie (year 3)

Share Eco Facts

Eco council member Olivia, has found some interesting Eco facts. 

The Eco-council members

 

Year 6 - Leyton, Neva & Will

Year 5 - Ruby Grace & Diya

Year 4 - Aayan & Freyja

Year 3 - Jamie, Finn, Freddie & Morgan

Year 2 - Olivia & Theo

Year 1 - Charlie & Hattie

 

Eco-Council Coordinator

 

Ms Butler

 

 

 

Eco Inspiration

 

Interested in becoming involved with local wildlife projects?

 

 

Wild Maidenhead 

Is a great place to start!

 

The group brings together residents who have an interest in nature and wildlife and acts as a hub for a wide range of local organisations with specific local or species interests in a support role, for exchanging information, gathering data and sharing knowledge and experience.

The group runs events and projects to educate, inform, enthuse and engage.

 

Wild Maidenhead also hold events at Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1UU, UK -It's also a lovely place to visit.

 

 

Deerswood Toad Patrol

An annual community event based around Summerleaze lake, they aim to assists toads across the roads during their journey too and from the lake.

If you live nearby you can offer your time to save toads, frogs and newts.

 

Deerswood Toad Patrol have a facebook presence.

If you wish to join them, please follow the below link and click on the  Facebook page.

Looking for more information on climate change?


The Earthshot Awards

 

The Earthshot Awards were launched this year by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and David Attenborough.

 

Follow the link below to find out how people around the world are helping to make a difference to climate change.

 

 

 

What is COP26?

 

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of 2021.

 

Please follow the link below to find out more.

COP 26 - Youth march in Glasgow

 

Why did Thousands of young people march on day six of the COP26 climate summit?

Click on the link below to find out why!

 

 

 

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg is an environmental activist, but why is she so important to climate change?

To find out more please click on the link below.

Youth Climate Summit October 2021

 

Greta Thunberg memorably mocking world leaders in her ''Blah, Blah, Blah'' speech.

 

To hear more, please follow the link below.

 

 

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