Go Eco Show fun for St Laurence Junior pupils

Go Eco fun at St Laurence

St Laurence Junior Academy children have been enjoying the Go Eco Show with Anna from Monkton Nature Reserve.

The workshop focused on looking at the benefits of nature and how to protect the environment.

All children, from year 3 – 6, took part in the workshop and learnt about the nature on their doorsteps. Fun activities included learning whether you can recycle different items and making seed bombs.

Year 6 teacher Mrs Keeley said: “The workshop was interactive and engaging. I felt the different aspects educated children well on our local environment and how our choices impact the wider environment and future generations.

“The seed bombs which the children made and were able to take home were the icing on the cake.”

A year 4 pupil added: “‘I really enjoyed making the seed bombs. We also learnt about some of the different types of animals at the nature reserve.”

At the end of the session, the children made the seed bombs to take away with them to put in their gardens and encourage wild flowers to grow.

Head of geography Mrs Mountjoy said: “It is really important that our children are taught how important it is to look after the world around them. Due to Covid, we have spent a lot of time indoors in recent years, so it is even more important to have focus on the environment around us and thinking about our impact on the natural habits.”