Today’s blog comes from Lynn Reeve, Long Eaton School’s Eco-School Coordinator
Every year we try and think of new, engaging activities for the students. Some of the highlights this year have been the Pestaurant and the mini farm. We love hosting this event and are so pleased that not only do we have local primary schools visiting but also schools from other areas. In 2016 the weather didn’t manage to dampen the spirits of staff and students visiting the Long Eaton School’s annual Eco Day. Over 360 primary school students arrived in force ready to experience the day’s events. The school played host to numerous exhibitors including a mini farm, bugs ‘n’ bones and a falconry group.
If this wasn’t enough, students were treated to gourmet delights such as salt and vinegar crickets, Mexican mealworms and chocolate ant drops. Smoothie bikes provided everyone with a fruity drink as they perused the stalls in the exhibition hall. Workhops were held in the morning by FACE, the Canal and River Trust , Erewash Borough Council and Junky Monkey (an ethical visual arts business specialising in natural and recycled materials). Students from the secondary school spent the afternoon experiencing a plethora of activities.
Long Eaton School has twice been awarded the title of Eco Ambassador School and has been an Eco School since 1999.