Current Eco Warriors are;
Autumn Term - Energy Saving
This half term we have been focusing on reminding everyone in school the importance of saving electricity. We conducted a survey throughout the school and we found out that:
- many classroom lights are left on when noone is in the room
- interactive whiteboards are left on in any classrooms as well as laptop screens
- lots of classrooms also leave switches on for appliances not in use.
We have identified switches that need to be turned off and spoken to our teachers and peers about this. We are hoping that by making these small changes and switching things off, we will help save electricity!
Spring 1 Term - Biodiversity
For our biodiveristy topic, this half term will we be completing the Big Schools Bird Watch 2024. In order to increase the number of birds that visit our school, we will be creating bird feeders for the outdoor environment!
Everyone in school is encouraged to take part in the Bird Watch this term. We are hoping this will help children get closer to nature, learn about birds in their environment and know how to identify common species of birds.
Maybe you could look out for different birds on your way to school or during break or lunch time. Or maybe, you could spend some time at the weekend making a note of which birds you can see from your window at home.You could count different types of birds, make bird feeders, write your own fact files about birds, draw different birds.
Bird Watch Survey
- WRITING INSTRUMENT RECYCLING:
the Eco Warriors organises a clothes & shoe collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for the school as well as helping the environment by diverting unwanted textiles away from landfill.
- PRE-LOVED UNIFORM
- HARVEST FESTIVAL
Recent Projects include:
- Tackling waste
- BOOK EXCHANGE EVENT:
Dikes Eco-Warriors and Reading Ambassadors joined forces to run our first ever Book Exchange event. Following a wave of publicity posters made from recycling paper and designed by the Eco-Warriors. Children from Nursery to Year 6 brought in books that they no longer wanted to read, ranging from The Gruffalo’s Child to The Diary of the Wimpy Kid. During the event over 230 books were swapped and everyone seemed very happy with their new reads.
- BATTERY HUNT
Every Year there is a battery hunt, where adults and children bring in their used batteries for them to be recycled by Duracell.
- TREE PLANTING:
The Eco Warriors have teamed up with the school council in creating a child friendly orchard on our school grounds. We have been lucky to be part of the government funded tree planting project that took place with Thames Chase and their wonderful volunteers, who came into the school to bring the Eco warrior’s eco-friendly plan into action, helping them create their child friendly orchard and to teach us a little bit more about the importance of trees and how to care for them.
- Water wise:
The Eco-Warriors organised a fantastic production in school called ‘Super Splash Heroes’. The aim was to help everyone in school to become “water wise”. They taught us all about the importance of water conservation and how they can be Super Splash Heroes and save more water at home.
Pupils at Dilkes Academy gained an understanding of how much water that they use at home and school, and how much water is wasted. Pupils now understand the principals of saving water and how they can make simple changes to their water using habits. Pupils can explain in the action that can be taken to reduce our water use.