Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

31 Mar 2021
Eco Day in Junior School

This year, we celebrated Eco Day in our year group bubbles, with only the Nursery, Primaries 1, 2, 3 and the Hub girls being in school. We all came to school dressed in green to reinforce the ‘Be Green’ message. Throughout the day, we took part in various fun Eco activities. We had all been collecting plastic bottle tops for a few weeks and we put them to good use throughout the day.

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What fun we had in the nursery! We recycled and sorted real-life objects and we made fabulous junk models. We listened to the story of Michael Recycle and we also went on a walk, enjoying the great outdoors and the lovely weather.

Primary 1

We loved dressing up in green clothes or Eco-inspired outfits! We had great fun taking part in a senses scavenger hunt, which was part of our five senses science topic. We had to find something smooth and rough, something that makes a noise, something you can eat, something colourful and something that has a smell. The next activity was to use the bottle tops that we had collected to make a picture of a fish. We all had a great day!

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We used recycled materials to make beautiful butterflies and fish. The activity that we really enjoyed was being outdoors to create artwork using natural materials. When we were all finished, we had a pretend exhibition. We walked around our outdoor gallery, admiring all the wonderful creations.

Primary 3

Our first activity was to make butterflies with tissue paper wings. We rubbed a balloon on our tummies to generate static electricity. By holding the balloon close to our butterflies, we made the butterfly wings flutter and some of the butterflies managed to ‘fly’ off the desk. Next used recycled bottle tops to make some artwork. We could either work individually or as part of a group. The group made an underwater scene with dolphins and turtles. Our teacher was very impressed with how well we worked together.

We finished our day with a trip to the Fantastical Forest to find camouflage for our chosen animal. We stuck the ‘camouflage’ on our animals and then hid them in the Forest for friends to find them! What a great day we had.

Thank you to Miss Mitchell for organising so many exciting activities for us to do!

 

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