The Community groups met in September and were involved in carrying out the Eco Schools annual audit to help us identify our Key Target are as for the next year. We have 3 priorities, one of which Eco Schools insist is Litter. Using the evidence from the children’s audit we have decided that Biodiversity and Energy will be the other two.
We have already begun work on our Biodiversity focus. The P6 Eco Warriors went on a Nature Walk along the Water of Leith with a representative of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust. They looked at the designed landscape, the managed landscape and the neglected landscape. We saw lots of areas of neglect and discussed their impact on the biodiversity around the river. When we came back to school we used these same ideas to consider our playground and thought about what we could do to encourage plants and animals in our environment. They led an assembly for the whole school about these ideas.
Mrs Burton met with representatives from Edinburgh Living Landscapes, which is a partnership project between the Scottish Wildlife Trust, City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, The Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and Green Surge. Their aim is to create, restore, and connect green areas of the city to make attractive and biodiverse landscapes. They will be supporting our efforts and providing expertise and resources to help us achieve our goal.
November is Energy Month with everyone making a concerted effort to reduce the amount of Energy we waste as well as thinking about how to use energy in a more responsible way.