Eco-Action Day

Eco-Action Day is an annual event organised by us as part of the Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network. Each year we receive super support from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

The event aims to celebrate and thank the fantastic efforts of children, staff and helpers, who work hard to be eco-friendly throughout their schools all year.

It aims to be both educational - and lots of fun - and we always try to ensure there is a really super schedule lined up with some amazing workshops.

Eco-Action Day 5 July 2016

Workshops

This year's workshops included a fabulously funny theatre production ‘You’re Rubbish’ by Momo Theatre Company. There was also a workshop entitled ‘Mini-beasts and Meadows!’ which involved making cress caterpillars and exploring and investigating the meadows.  Our third workshop was based on the theme ‘Nature’s Art’, which included working with clay, creating natural art features and making hand-prints for the Giant Earth.  There was also a litter free healthy lunch competition and a super eco-goody bag to take home as a memento from the day – including two sets of litter pickers and gloves for every school.

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Evaluation

Eco-Action Day Evaluation Report for 2016 (pdf 581kb)

Quotes from schools

  • ‘Super production this year- enjoyed by both adults and children’.
  • ‘I’ve learned so much about nature - the bug hunt was really good!’
  • ‘The children had a brilliant day! They loved being outside and exploring. They particularly enjoyed the theatre show!’.
  • 'The children all really enjoyed their day and have come back to school with many ideas that they want to put into action'.
  • ‘The whole event was very well organised. The weather was kind. I enjoyed all the activities, especially the theatre, which I thought was superbly well done as well as getting the message across. I laughed until I cried and I wasn’t the only adult to do so!’
  • ‘ …a well organised day with lots of engaging activities for the children to get involved in’.
  • 'A very enjoyable day - thank you’.

More Eco-Action day photos (pdf 3.6mb)

Eco-Action Day 2 July 2015

Workshops

This year's workshops included ‘You should ask Wallace! by the unique theatre company ‘Theatre Na Nog’ - a unique hands on theatrical experience taking us on an expedition of discovery to the unexplored Amazon!  There was also a workshop entitled ‘Mini-beasts and Meadows!’ which involved making cress caterpillars and exploring and investigating the meadows.  Our third workshop was based on the theme ‘Nature’s Art’, which included shaping and decorating clay rabbits, creating natural art features and making hand-prints for the Giant Earth.  We were pleased this year to have an additional lunchtime activity called ‘Exploring Soil’ with Samantha Sommerfield from the organisation ‘Farming and Countryside Education’ (FACE).  There was also a litter free healthy lunch competition and a super eco-goody bag to take home as a memento from the day.

Eco-Action Day 2015 - 2 July 2015 

Evaluation

Eco-Action Day 2015 Evaluation Report (pdf 391kb)

Quotes from schools

  • ‘The children thoroughly enjoyed the day … excited to talk about all of the activities and to show what they had made at assembly next day’.
  • ‘It was the best trip I have ever been on’.
  • ‘I will defiantly be back with my mum, Nan, Grandad and my sister!’ (!!).
  • ‘Thank you for a truly amazing day’.
  • ‘From now on I will do my best to stop dropping litter and to care about the environment…’
  • ‘Eco day was the best day ever’.
  • ‘Brilliant day - very well organised - thank you all so much’.
  • ‘Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic day, it really was a treat for all of us that attended. The trip was enjoyable and educational - we would definitely love to come again’.
  • ‘Everything was superbly organised and differentiated so that it met the needs of all children. Activities were pacey, which ensured that all children were engaged at all times…. so many great ideas to develop within class’.
  • ‘It was the first Eco-Day we had attended and we all really enjoyed the day. It was carefully organised with a good amount of time for each activity and the Eco message was clear and not overpowering’.