The Linden Academy: pupils, teachers and parents celebrate Earth Day at Luton school

Luton school acts local and thinks global for Earth DayLuton school acts local and thinks global for Earth Day
Luton school acts local and thinks global for Earth Day
The Linden Academy in Luton brought the whole school together to celebrate Earth Day and give nature a helping hand

Pupils and staff across the school enjoyed spending time outside the classroom, raising awareness of Earth Day to help make the world a happier and healthier place to live.

Children were able to visit The Linden Academy Wildlife Garden and help with weeding, tidying and planting seeds in the flower beds. They also got to visit the school pond, with the exciting addition of tadpoles!

Reducing the school’s carbon footprint was the theme of the day. The school’s Eco Ambassadors came up with the idea of shutting down the photocopiers for the day to support this.

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Earth Day at Luton primary school

During the day, each year group had their own activity to complete:

Reception made an Earth Day Collage using tissue paper.

Year 1 constructed a homemade Bird feeder, using Cheerios, glue and string.

Year 2 made bird feeders using bird seeds, lard, string, toilet rolls and egg cartons.

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Digging, planting and recycling to give nature a helping hand

Year 3 recycled plastic bottles and cans, tissue paper and coloured cards, as well as sequins to make pencil holders.

Year 4 used plastic bottles, sticks and twigs to build a bug hotel.

Year 5 made a terrarium with plastic bottles, soil and seeds.

Year 6 produced a hanging garden from plastic bottles, string and newspaper.

Whole school marks Earth DayWhole school marks Earth Day
Whole school marks Earth Day

Parents were also invited in to help dig the garden and plant seeds and the school had help from a teacher's parent who came in with their spades and gardening equipment to help.

Michelle Woodhams, head of school, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed our Earth Day here at The Linden Academy. A fantastic day where children were able to spend more time outside, and take part in activities to help nature. Days like these are really special to us here as they encourage pupils to think outside the box and explore new ideas.”

The Shared Learning Trust

The Linden Academy is part of the Shared Learning Trust which offers a quality education for pupils aged from two to 18. It comprises a lower school, two primary and two secondary schools with a sixth form and also offers nursery provision.

To find out more about the trust or any of the individual academies you can visit the website, email [email protected] or telephone 01582 211215.

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