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Queensmead Primary Academy

Eco Schools

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We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the
Eco-Schools Distinction Award.

'Making compost is just one of our many jobs around school- if you're an Eco Warrior then you're going to get dirty!'

A lot of hard work and dedication goes into achieving the Eco-Schools award, here is a brief summary of some things that we have done. See the bottom of this page for a letter from the Deputy City Mayor.

A group of year 6 children applied to form our Eco-Committee (Eco Warriors), who helped carry out a review of our school environment and created an action plan on what we could change or improve- it was really important to capture their ideas and opinions.

One of our action plan points was to improve the school grounds. To do this we received a large number of trees to be planted around the border of the main playground. We invited parents and carers into the academy to help their child to plant their own tree. Something that will be here for years to come. We planted 450 trees in total and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved. 

Another action plan point was to reduce the amount of waste produced by recycling in the classrooms and also in the dining hall. This would help the environment and also save the academy money. A rota was created for the Eco Warriors to go into the dining hall and show all of the other children what can be recycled and how they can help.  

Delivering healthy snacks to classrooms

Eco Warriors are also responsible for a range of sustainability, biodiversity and energy-saving measures around the Academy, local area and beyond! 

Throughout the year, children across the school learn about environmental issues. As a school we don't underestimate the impact that our children can have immediately and in the future where they can help to create a sustainable lifestyle for themselves and future generations. 

To find out more about the Greenflag award please visit: 

Tiny Forest on our school field!

We are very proud that our commitment to sustainability and biodiversity led us to being approached by the charity organisation Earthwatch Europe to create Leicester's first Tiny Forest. 

 Tiny Forests are based on an established forest management method developed in the 1970s by Japanese botanist Dr Akira Miyawaki. To create new Tiny Forests, Earthwatch identifies suitable sites in locations where nature is most needed. Pupils are responsible for planting and maintaining the site and use it as a resource to carry our their role as Citizen Scientists to monitor wildlife, measure and report on a range of data and care for the site. 

Since the planting at our school, Leicester City Council has worked closely with Earthwatch Europe to further develop more sites across the city - to find out more  .......updates here 

Forest Foxes Logo Competition

Our pupils entered a competition to design a logo for the Forest Foxes, who are Leicester City football club's Community Outdoor Learning programme.

We are delighted to let you know that one of our pupil’s designs has been chosen as the winning entry.

See the picture above for the computerised version of the entry. 


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