Category Archives: Eco-Schools

Happy World Earth Day

Today is the ideal day to be thinking of ways that they could care for the planet.  Children at Titchmarsh Church Of England Primary School have been thinking of ways to care and protect our environment and all living things.










Harvesting Our Beans

Isn’t it amazing how one small seed can produce so many more several months later!  That’s what amazed the eco team today when we were harvesting last year’s bean plants and preparing our garden for the farmers who will be visiting us next term to help us grow interesting crops!P1040324

I wonder what crop the farmers will be helping us to sow next term…


What did the Little Hen grow and what did she make with it? Year 2 will investigate next term…


Daffodils in February?

Euroepean Linking at Leicester University

It was a real honour to be invited to display key features of our Eco-Schools work undertaken at Brambleside School at a recent European Conference on sustainable education which was hosted at The School of Education, The University of Leicester.

Educators and teachers from all over Europe attended workshops, listened to inspiring keynote speaches and compared notes and discussed ideas to help promote sustainable education into our curriculum and in our classrooms.  If you would like to help make a difference to help care for our world you can learn more from

The Eco-Schools Pod or collect a form from the school Eco-board opposite the school hall to join the school eco team.





Happy New Year!

The first eco meeting of the year got off to a good start with the appointment of our new eco monitors.  Litter, waste paper, energy, water, the bird feeders, garden and our charity work will all be under watchful eyes this year.

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Picking out our favourite events


Discussing and planning  the year ahead


Do birds eat at night?  What is their favourite food?Year 2 conduct a survay by measuring the amount they eat.  Fat balls, mixed seed and Nyger seed are carefully being monitored.   We wonder how long they will take to eat 3kg of food!


New ideas for the school garden

Searching For Christmas Trees!


“We’ve made the decorations all we need now are the trees!!  That’s the plea from eco members who would really like some outdoor trees to hang their home made decorations on in time for the Christmas celebrations…

Here’s hoping their letters find a source of some beautiful evergreen trees for the school to decorate nature themed trees to benefit the winter feeding birds.

Brambleside Host the Latest County Eco Cluster Meeting

Thank you to all Eco-Schools leaders, Rachel, our Kettering Borough Council refuse and recycling Officer and Rachel and Rebecca from The Northamptonshire County Council Energy and Waste Education Team who visited our school recently to swap ideas and discuss events and opportunities for the year ahead.


All enjoyed sharing a guided tour of our school grounds, a game of eco bingo and a catch up on our news and plans for the year ahead.  more information about the great work the NWEET team do on…

At last we have found our 13th Eco Team!

The search is over, the international eco calendar, eco badges and folders are delivered  and the meetings have began.  Today’s welcome meeting highlighted an enthusiastic team bursting with great ideas for the year ahead.


Litter picking, saving energy, recycling and re using paper, improving our gardens, planting trees and soft fruit and raising money for worthy causes to help others – just a few of the ideas on our green wish lists today!


Save your old bottles! The Eco team have green ideas in mind!

The team will be split into 2 groups with the KS1 team meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month and the KS2 team meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Occasionally both teams will meet together for special events.

All meetings will start at 12.40pm and take place in the Cook suite.