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Environment week at Terrington Hall

'Environmental issues t the top of schoo's agenda for students' (Malton & Pickering Mercury, 29 June 2017)

The environment took centrestage at Terrington Hall with an immersive week of eco activities for all pupils across the curriculum investigating the ways in which we can promote environmental sustainability and diversity.

The activities included making bird boxes, tables and feeders for the conservation area; creating musical instruments out of recycled materials; and constructing scarecrows out of canes, chickenwire, straw and recycled clothes for the productive garden.

Two impressive charcoal pits were built and stocked with wood split by the children; a geocache trail was laid; sculptures were modelled out of rubbish; lavish bug hotels appeared in the woods; suncatchers were made from natural materials scavenged from the school grounds; bread was made a cooked over an open fire; sustainability posters and poetry were written.

In addition, Year 6 attended an eco-conference at Bootham School and there were field trips to Howsham Mill to study renewable energy, make dens and build bug caravans, and to Robin Hood’s Bay to go fossil hunting.

Spending the majority of the week learning outdoors and discussing eco issues such as sustainability, recycling and renewable energy, the children developed a keen appreciation of the natural environment, its fragility and our collective responsibility to take care of it.


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