At St Botolph’s, we pride ourselves on offering our children quality education within a safe and nurturing environment. We continually strive to improve, giving our children exciting opportunities to broaden their horizons.
The St Botolph’s Curriculum has carefully planned activities and learning which matches our children’s needs, expanding their opportunities and widening their horizons. Learning is carefully connected, interweaving knowledge and skills to make it meaningful, while ensuring that the National Curriculum is followed.
We are so pleased to have received the Green Tree School silver award from The Woodland Trust
To coincide with our recent accreditation of the ‘Green Flag’ from Eco-Schools, we have been awarded this by the Woodland Trust for our work with planting new trees and recycling across the school.
St. Botolph’s had achieved the bronze award initially, but through the work carried out by our Eco-committee, Eco-club and the site team, we have now successfully achieved the Silver level.
There will be some new initiatives this coming school year for us to work on towards the ‘Gold’ and then the ‘Platinum’ standard as we continue to be Eco-concious and do our bit for the future.
Well done to everyone involved.
Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation
We are very proud to announce that we have recently been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation!
With the world beginning to experience the effects of climate change; different species of plant and animals becoming extinct every day; and micro-plastics being found in the most remote locations on Earth – now is the time to educate future generations about the impact of our actions on the planet we call home.
The Eco-Schools programme does this through providing a simple, seven-step framework that has been designed to raise awareness of environmental issues, whilst empowering young people to lead on environmental actions and projects in their schools and communities.
Please see the link below for the full Eco-Schools accreditation report and the Recent Updates section for the work that our pupils are doing to make a positive difference in our school and local community.
Our Eco School is led by Mr Stanton (Forest School, Art and DT Leader).
We have had some exciting work through our Eco School including the completion of our new BioDome
Standing at approximately 4 metres in height and 6 metres in diameter, the BioDome System is a very strong, elegant geodesic dome (dome-shaped greenhouse) that houses a self-watering and self-regulating ecosystem. It has an inbuilt thermostatic fan system and water pump, all of which is powered by an integrated solar panel. It can hold approximately 30 people and is fully wheelchair accessible.
Inside, the BioDome is fitted out with a hydroponic irrigation system meaning the plants are watered automatically and planted in a specially designed growing system, removing the need for daily watering, weeding, and digging.
We can’t wait for the pupils to begin planting and establishing our very own Eden Project!