Eco day fun in the great outdoors

Reporter:

Sam Torr

PUPILS enjoyed their time outdoors at an eco day held at their school.

Children at Ysgol Ty Ffynnon in Shotton held an eco day, organised by staff to develop their understanding and knowledge of the outdoors.

The day saw children planting seeds, potatoes and shrubs and also digging raised beds and making a ‘bug hotel’ out of pallets.

Headteacher Nia Goldsmith said: “Despite the weather, all the children had a fantastic day learning about the environment and they also created eco posters too and also finished off the mud kitchen.

“The idea behind it was to give pupils a deeper understanding and develop their knowledge of the environment – looking at how things grow and also looking at different ways to encourage wildlife.”

Mrs Goldsmith said they plan to either sell or use the potatoes grown on the day in school.

“Children also spent time tidying up our forest school and our sensory area,” she added.

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