22 April 2024

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Eco - Earth Day 2024


Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive!

In light of this, the children at St. Nicholas wanted to raise more awareness about the importance of protecting the planet by celebrating Earth Day!

Each year group enjoyed a different and fun-filled lesson – detailed below:


  1. The children in Reception explored the sensory bin for an ‘Ocean Sort and Clean Up’ - they spent some time litter picking and creating hand prints to show how they can change the world!
  2. In Year 1, the children got creative with nature and made their own wildflower seed balls to scatter in their garden.
  3. Year 2 played a game called ‘Sea Turtle Fate’. The children soon realised the turtle’s ‘fate’ could be by human or natural consequences. They were amazed by the amount of problems sea turtles naturally encounter in the wild and created a poster to raise awareness.
  4. Don’t you just love listening to the calming hum of bees, buzzing as they bob from flower to flower, during the warmer months? Well, Year 3 enjoyed building their own bee hotel to attract important insects into their garden.
  5. The children in Year 4 and Year 5 brought in several items of their own rubbish and completed a research project ‘How long until it’s gone?’. They investigated how long each piece takes to decompose and some of the results were astonishing!
  6. In Year 6, the children completed a research project called ‘Endangered Animals’. They were introduced to species close to the threat of extinction in the wild.
  7. Trees are essential for the environment, wildlife and people. The Eco-Committee and Make a Difference Club had lots of fun planting trees in our Forest School area.


It was a brilliant day and we hope that we helped to make our world a happier and healthier place to live - whilst inspiring the minds of the wonderful young children at St. Nicholas!