Embley Prep’s first Biodiversity Week has been a roaring success. Throughout the week, pupils explored the variety of life in the ecosystem which exist in our school’s 130 acres of grounds, while learning more about the importance of biodiversity and the role that we all play in protecting it. The children have been discovering, observing and investigating our surroundings and the diverse natural world which surrounds us each day.
The week started with a visit from Zoo Lab where children met all sorts of creatures. Across the week, all Prep pupils had a trip to Marwell Zoo; Key Stage 1 enjoyed a Gruffalo Trail in Embley’s woods; Year 5 had fun during a Bushcraft Evening involving zip wires, whittled wood, den building and cooking on open fires; and across two mornings, everyone enjoyed a range of Natural Science-based lessons in the school grounds, which included activities such as surveying trees and insects.
Head of Prep, Miss Wright, started the week with a message about looking after our environment so that everyone can thrive both now and in the future, including wildlife. Key messages were to make sure litter was disposed of carefully so as not to endanger animals and to try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. The children learnt about jumpers which were made from coffee grounds and plastic bottles. Remember: If we all do our bit to protect the environment, collectively we can make a real difference!