Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Super Scarecrows ,Scrumptious Carrots and Saving Power!

Wow what a busy Wednesday afternoon we had this week as we headed into the action phases of several of the enviro projects in Year 5 and 6.  

A group of children had been investigating how we could use the carrots in our garden.  They came up with the idea of making carrot cake and healthy raw carrot sticks.  They researched recipes and then had to think carefully about which recipe would  be best for us to use.  They harvested, cleaned and prepared the carrots for cooking.  We are very grateful to Sarah who brought along her expert knowledge and cooking skills to help them in the kitchen on Wednesday afternoon to make delicious carrot muffins for all the children in Year 5/6 to enjoy.  With Sarah's expertise they also learned how to prepare and make a yummy carrot salad. 

As we reflected on our school environment, several children in the Enviro group suggested that is was time we updated our scarecrows for the garden as they were looking rather tired.
A huge thank you to Zoe's Grandad who helped source some cool new clothes and to the group of children who worked so hard with Tanya and Tracey to make our Scarecrows look fantastic again!  

We are still on the lookout for  a couple of pairs of colourful shoes, gumboots and gloves to complete there new looks if anyone has some to donate!

We also planted some new flowers around them to add some colour during winter as we wanted them to be even brighter!


Well done to Zac who has also taken on the mission to encourage us to save power at Ashley School. He has created these signs to place around the school to  remind us to switch the lights off when we don't need them.  
He is also looking at ways to spot check if we are doing this!  I can't wait to see what he comes up with!


1 comment:

  1. This blog entry is full of very interesting ideas.
    I’m looking forward to checking out the scarecrows.
    I would have loved to sample the carrot offerings.
    Zac’s idea is brilliant and the signage will certainly remind everyone to conserve power.
    You are proving to be a great enviro team with marvellous adult supporters. 😻😻😻 Mrs. R.