Hi! We are The Green Gang. After an assembly on climate change and looking after our world, we nominated ourselves to be part of the new Green Gang. We nominated ourselves because we want to play our part in protecting and looking after our environment.
Welcome to our section of the website and here’s the gang:
Thomas and Poppy – Phoenix
Abigail and Maria – Pegasus
Heslyn and Thomas – Dragons
Emilia and Eddy - Unicorns
We started by finding out just how ‘green’ we already are at WIS. We walked around the school looking for examples of how we are trying to care for and protect our environment.
We were quite impressed by what we found. Here are some of our ‘green’ findings:
- Most outside doors were shut
- Taps in the toilets were turned off
- Lots of green recycling bins for paper
- Recycling batteries
- Some lovely garden areas to attract pollinators
- Lights turned off in some rooms that were not being used
We also looked at ways in which we could be ‘greener’:
- Turn off the hall lights when it is not being used
- Close ALL outside doors
- Make sure we are not printing/photocopying sheets that are not being used
- We could have more recycling bins as these get full quite quickly
We reflected on the ways in which we could be ‘greener’ at WIS and decided to make some posters to remind everyone to care for our school environment.
We walked round the school and looked for good places to put up the posters.
Can you spot them around school?
Are people taking notice of them?
The Green Gang have entered the RHS Shows Schools' Competition. â€‹This year, in a bid to raise awareness of biodiversity and native species decline, the focus of the Hampton Court Garden Festival schools' competition is on wildlife homes.
The Green Gang have all designed a wildlife home for insects and birds based on the theme of the Willesborough windmill.
Fingers crossed that our design gets accepted. We'll keep you posted!
Grow Your Own Potatoes Project
The Green Gang have entered the Grow Your Own Potatoes competition to see how many 'spuds' they can grow in one grow bag from three seed potatoes.
We planted the seed potatoes on Tuesday 3rd March. Who knew that growing potatoes could be such fun!
Beneath the Soil Project
We have planted one of the Rocket seed potatoes in a clear plastic bottle. This activity will let us see what happens ‘beneath the soil’ and how the potatoes are formed.