Four years ago, Heymann Primary and Nursery School expanded and split into two sites. Since then, the school’s Green Group have been working really hard to put all the necessary actions in place in order to re-apply for eco-school status.
Jenny Stables, a teacher at the school, said: “Over the last three years, we’ve been trying to improve our school grounds on both sites.
“We have worked hard to develop the nursery and reception gardens on Swithland Drive.
“We have used recycled materials to create music areas and mud kitchens which are very popular with the children.
“At KS2 on Waddington Drive, we have established a wildlife area, planted a vegetable garden and keep chickens.
“On a recent visit to learn where eggs come from, the nursery pupils were convinced that the vegetable garden belonged to Mr McGregor,
“As a whole school we have put a lot of effort into keeping our school tidy, saving energy and water, recycling and encouraging birds and insects to move into our wildlife areas.
“We’ve been supporting lots of national and local events, including The Great British Spring Clean, Switch off Fortnight, Grow your Own Potatoes, the What’s Under your Feet? Project and The Big Battery Hunt.
“With everybody’s great commitment and valued support from parents and carers, all requirements have been met and our local assessor Rozalind Taylor visited our school on the 7th of July.
“She was very impressed with our work and achievements and so the green flag is ours again. Keep it up Heymann.”
For more photographs and information about the school and nursery, please visit the school website at www.heymann.notts.sch.uk.