Lots to celebrate at St Andrews Major School
12:02pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in Penarth news
IT’S been a successful summer for the St Andrews Major Primary Green Team.
The Dinas Powys school won both the Village in Bloom 2013 and the Awards for Wildlife 2013 competitions over the summer recess.
In both competitions the judges commented on the knowledge and enthusiasm the children took in celebrating the hard work and dedication they had accomplished in creating award winning school grounds.
Awards for Wildlife said:“The school stood out for a number of reasons, not least because of the amount of wildlife habitats that has been created within the school grounds and the way these areas have become part of everyday school life.
“The children’s understanding and appreciation of the wildlife that now lives there, was excellent.”
St Andrew’s children and staff use the school grounds as an integral part of the curriculum.
An ECO Club offers educational opportunities for the children to explore the outside environment.
Teacher Rebecca Halse said: “Many thanks to pupils, staff, the care taker, Mr Jones, parents and JDW Landscapes for helping St Andrews achieve such success.”
The school also celebrated the end of our two year Comenius project with France, Italy and Belgium in glorious sunshine at the end of term.
Foundation Phase classes enjoyed a carousel of activities - sporting games with recycled materials, willow craft and making a hand-painting collage.
The older children in KS2 were involved in outdoor adventurous activities, sporting games with recycled materials, and an artistic initiative to make a three-panel wall collage from recycled materials.
There was also a musical stomp with percussion, performed on the playground as the finale to another school year.