ECO / Active Travel
ECO Warriors - roles and responsibilities
This year in school we are running an 'Eat them to defeat them' campaign, to encourage children to eat more vegetables more regularly.
Children will collect stickers as they progress through the campaign, showing off and highlighting the importance of vegetables in our diet!
Our School councilors this year, also have Eco under their roles. This means they will have a focus on Eco within school council actions.
Last week we had a special delivery from Ridgeons in St Neots. Thanks to the community funding we have been given 25 railway sleepers, some gravel and liner so that we can totally overhaul our growing garden. This will be carried out by Mr Usher, of Lawn In Order, Eaton Socon who has very kindly offered to do the design and work for free. The new design will give us a living hedge of fruit plants and a herb garden, and each class or year group their own raised growing bed. The ECO committee will then be responsible for deciding with their class what they would like to grow to enable them to carry out cooking activities throughout the year.
Keep posted for more pictures as the work begins.
At Bushmead, we have an Active Travel Plan, of which the purpose is to encourage as many pupils and adults as possible to walk, scoot or cycle to school as often as possible. To help us keep track of how active we are we use the county accreditation Modeshift Stars. Last Year we achieved the Bronze Award and are now working towards the Silver Award.
A copy of our Travel Policy can be found on the policy page of the Information section. Please take the time to read it.
Bikeability Plus project
Maps of local area cycle routes are available from Mr Fry.