Growth - Make a Difference
On 25th November we launched our St Mary's Growth - make a difference days. We will be holding these events termly, and working with the children to look at differences we can make to our environment and ourselves, which improve our health and wellbeing. This can be as small as turning off lights and computers when we leave the classroom, to walking a daily mile, and exploring the idea of a biophilic classroom (identifying that we all seek connections with nature, and learn better when we have plants in the room, which also improves air quality). The children will debate current issues such as climate change, healthy lunchboxes and keeping fit.
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After our first 'growth-make a difference' day, the pupils requested that we develop the idea of an allotment on school grounds. We had raised beds that we grew strawberries and potatoes in, but the pupils wanted to look at developing this further and growing food that could be used, for lunch, in the school kitchen.
The first phase of this work has now started, with thanks to Swanley Town Council, and we have been donated seeds by Tesco in Sidcup.
We had great fun on Growth Day learning about how to look after our mind and body. We spent time listening to Mozart music, completing mindfulness colouring and continuing to improve our mindful stretching.
We had great fun on Growth Day learning about how to look after our mind and body. We spent time listening to Mozart music, while we did research about the artist Jim Wright and continuing to improve our mindful stretching. We also discovered a lot about pollution and how we can make the Earth a cleaner place.