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Portesbery Eco-Day - 18th May 2010

On the 18th May we held an ‘Eco Day’ to celebrate Portesbery achieving the Eco-Schools ‘Green Flag’ award.

We held various events throughout the day, starting with each class planting their own flowers in pots to grow outside their classroom. 

It was lovely to see Pat return to school for the day, and she and Debbie helped the children to plant flowers in our garden.

We were joined by Surrey Heath Waste Management Team and ‘Po’, a hearing dog (and his owner!) to see our new ‘Eco-Table’ which we won by collecting stamps for a Hearing Dogs charity. 

We had a Sensory Story in our outdoor classroom and then the whole school assembled in the playground to watch the Green Flag being raised.  We were joined by Major Large from RMA Sandhurst (who continue to generously support Portesbery).  Special thanks go to Ted for teaching us the RAF salute and to Clare for playing the flute as the flag was raised!

At lunchtime the whole school had a picnic in the hall (complete with plants and park benches!) and then the children enjoyed playtime in the woods.

The afternoon sessions involved eight different Eco activities, lasting half an hour each.  Each pupil chose two activities from the following:

  • Junk Modelling with Louise
  • Gardening with Pat and Debbie
  • Fruit Smoothies with Lindsay and Karla
  • Sensory Story with Rob
  • Keep Fit with the Army from RMA Sandhurst
  • Nature Walk and collage with Rachel
  • Meet the Guinea Pigs with Lorraine
  • Relaxation and Massage with Maxine


The day was a huge success, and special thanks go to our Eco-Team, in particular Jenni (aka ‘Rainbow’), for organising such a fun-filled day!

To see the Eco-Day photo gallery click here.