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Green-fingered pupils transform school’s green spaces

Pupils from Faith Primary Academy connected with nature and transformed the school’s green spaces as part of The Great Big Green Week.

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

The Everton-based academy boasts extensive grounds and budding gardeners have planted a range of different flowers in a bid to attract wildlife.

An edible playground filled with fruit and vegetables has been created which will allow children to learn more about where their food comes from. They will even get to try the fruits of their labour once the produce is ready for harvesting.

Across the year groups, the academy has established gardening groups and eco-ambassadors and every child now has the opportunity to maintain their class bedding planters.

Climate change and the environment are important topics at Faith Primary Academy. This term, pupils have been learning all about the ecosystem and the important role bees play in the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures, both large and small.

Harry Nicol, an eco-ambassador at the academy, said: “I have loved gardening at school. It is great to be outside and learn about the plants. I can’t wait to watch them grow.”

Headteacher of Faith Primary Academy, Miss Sarah Williams, commented: “Here at Faith, we are proud to learn all about our environment and what we can do to protect and support the natural world. We definitely have some budding scientists and landscape gardeners in the making!

“We are having a huge focus on outdoor learning. Studies have shown that being outside is good for our mental health and can help to regulate us and get us in the right frame of mind to learn.  We make sure that our children have as many opportunities as possible to be outside, connect with nature and learn a variety of subjects and skills.”

Faith Primary Academy is proudly part of All Saints Multi Academy Trust.

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