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On the 2nd October 2019 our school was assessed by a Green Flag assessor. We passed and are just waiting for our Green flag to show our local community that we are an Eco School. Well done to the eco warriors and everyone who workeed so hard over the last few years.
Nature at RiceLane
Our whole school has taken part in "what's under your feet"? this year and has found out some amazing things. We had visits to all of our year groups by RSPB and became investigators in our own grounds. We had an amazing time and look forward to posting our photos!
Ballard Bee Blog - Part 4
Having decided on a site for the hive(s), we have gone ahead and bought beekeeping suits, ready for when the bees arrive! Here are 3 of the Ballard Eco-Ambassadors, modelling the suits... We can't wait to welcome our little visitors!
Ballard Bee Blog - Part 3
Mr Bellars has liaised with Mr Povey, the Site Manager, Mr Whitbread, the Director of Sport and Mrs Munro, the Bursar, and the final site for the Ballard Bees has been finalised! We are going to put them on the far field, near the lone pine tree in the far right hand corner... To start with, we will be "bee-sitting" the Lopez-Dunning family's bees, with a view to getting our own afterwards.
Ballard Bee Blog - Part 2
We had a first visit from our friendly Bee Expert, John Williams (no, not that one...) to hear a bit about what sort of hive we should get, and where we should put them. We took him for a walk round the school grounds to decide on the best site, and have narrowed it down to 2 possibilities. Now we just need to speak to the relevant managers to make our final decision...
Ballard Bee Blog - part 1
Exciting news for the Ballard School Eco Ambassadors... We have been given permission to start a Beekeeping Project at school! More to come... watch this space!
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Making a difference in the community
Our Y3 class have done a community litter pick in the street outside our school. They are campaigning for more litter bins to be put in Chesterton and more big recycling bins to be placed in car parks. The street is the cleanest it has been for a long while. They will be writing to the council to hopefully persuade them to put more bins in Chesterton.