The Green Team is made up of 1 pupil from each class from Years 1-6, every year we run an election campaign to vote for new representatives from each class.
A good representative will speak at meetings about things that we can do in and around school to protect our environment. They will also tell their class about what is going on in their Green Team meetings and feedback any upcoming changes.
Mrs Carter in Year 3 looks after The Green Team and we aim to meet once every 2-3 weeks to discuss any new ideas and to work on longer projects such as gaining a silver Eco-Schools award.
If you would like anything to be discussed by the Green Team, please talk to your representative or speak to Mrs Carter.
Alston Green Team
2020 - 2021
Inaya A 5C
Here is where you will find out what the Green Team get up to!
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Our minutes from our meeting on 21st January
We went on a walk to the local park with Debbie from Birmingham Trees for Life, to learn about trees. The children now know that there are two main groups of trees, deciduous and evergreen. Also, they know the trees can be identified by looking closely at their bark and their leaves.
Window Box planting in the Millennium Room
The Green Team had fun planting 6 different varieties of herbs for the Millennium Room. There was a wonderful aroma when you walked through there and our kitchen staff tried to include them in their food preparation too!
The children learnt about the herbs and what they can be used for whilst they planted them. We had parsley, mint, coriander, basil, thyme and chives.
It was lovely to see that children were already enjoying looking at and smelling them by lunchtime of the same day!
Tree planting in the local area
The Green Team had a brilliant morning planting over 100 trees with Birmingham Trees4Life in February 2019. They walked to Batchelor's Farm Park and were shown how to plant the trees. There were 5 English Oak trees and 100 smaller trees such as Alder and Hawthorn. It was good to get out into the local area and do something to help our community.
Our minutes from our meeting on 15th January
In December 2018, we placed a test-tube on the front of our school building. It was sent to us by UNICEF for us to monitor the air quality around our school. Mrs Carter collected the tube after 2 weeks and sent it off to UNICEF for analysis. Let's hope the results are good!
Oh dear! Our test tube results came back and we have HIGH levels of pollution around our school building. If you read this, please try to help us by parking further away from the school and walking to visit us!
What did we do in 2018-2019?
- We met with Mrs Carter and had a discussion about what being a Green Team member means. We also had our photographs taken and met the rest of the team.
- We chose a design to go on the blue recycling bins around the school.
- We discussed what we aim to do this year: active light management, improve the school grounds, install a pond and growing areas.
- We went on a morning outing to The Brighouse where we enjoyed walking in the countryside, making dens and natural collages.