Eco Warriors

"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15)
Taking care of our environment and everything in it is so important. It is a gift that we must all nurture and cherish and teach future generations to do the same. At Rosedale we take every opportunity to do this through our exciting and varied curriculum and extra curricular activities.
 
Adventurers Club
 
Adventurers Club is a fun, interactive, outdoor club that was run by Mrs Shaw after school on a Thursday during the Autumn term. It offered a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about nature, have fun and get messy while they're doing so! During the term the club made muddy tree faces, pizzas and woodland creatures using natural objects, built shelters for woodland creatures and people, looked for mini beasts and even built a fire to toast marshmallows on - yum! 
Through these engaging and exciting activities the children have gained a greater understanding of caring for animals and the natural environment around us. Using natural objects for art for example was a great opportunity to examine leaves and sticks etc more closely and learn which type of plants they had come from. The children also felt it was better to use these materials as they are biodegradable.
Check out the gallery below to see what they have been up to:
Making animal shelters.
Making animal shelters.
Looking for mini beasts.
Looking for mini beasts.
Taking cover during shelter building.
Taking cover during shelter building.
A cosy animal shelter.
A cosy animal shelter.
Enjoying nature and fun with friends.
Enjoying nature and fun with friends.
Pizza making from clay and natural objects.
Pizza making from clay and natural objects.
'Muddy tree faces' - art using natural objects.
'Muddy tree faces' - art using natural objects.
Building fires and toasting marshmallows.
Building fires and toasting marshmallows.
Woodland animal art.
Woodland animal art.

Litter Heroes

 

During December, KS1 took part in a litter pick around the school. The children loved taking part in this knowing they were helping to keep our school clean and tidy and protect plants and wildlife around our school grounds. Here they are in action:

Nature Club

 

Nature Club is an exciting, outdoor club that puts looking after nature first! It is run by Mrs Kett on a Thursday after school and gives children the opportunity to learn more about looking after the environment whilst getting creative and a bit messy at the same time!

 

During the Spring term the club will make a variety of bird feeders to help our feathered friends, especially during the cold weather. They will also plant some bulbs ready to create some colour outside for spring and food/shelter for bees and other mini beasts. The club will take part in a mini beast hunt using magnifying glasses, and learn more about them and their habitats. They will also continue to help look after our school grounds by becoming regular 'litter heroes'. This will involve taking part in litter picks and finding ways to encourage others not to drop litter so we can look after our environment.

 

Check out the photos below to see what the club have been up to so far: