Eco-Blog of Elliot the Eco-Bat

Elliot the Eco Bat's Eco Blog - August 2013Hi there all you eco-warriors !  I am Elliot the Eco-Bat and this is my wonderful Eco-blog where all the schools I visit record the fantastic environmental work they are doing. I love helping them with their garden and wildlife projects and here are some of the great jobs they have been doing this year. Keep up the good work!

Love from Elliot

To see older blogs describing Elliot's adventures at lots of other schools please email sd@staffordbc.gov.uk   

Spring 2017

Spring sees Elliot go for the first time to help Fulford Primary with some eco-activities with Sarah Booth. Have fun!

Elliot attended ‘There is No Planet B!’ again in February 2017 and was really inspired by artwork from both children and adults.

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After his term at Burton Manor Elliot went on to spend time at Bishop Lonsdale in January 2017 with Harriett who is also beginning work on eco-activities at school. 

January 2016 to November 2016

In November 2016 Elliot went to Burton Manor Primary to help Sarah get her eco-activities going! Elliot really helped to kick start the school’s eco-schools journey. There is now an eco-committee, there was an assembly on recycling and children took part in a junk model competition!

In May 2016 Elliot was hosted by Veritas Primary Academy a short flight across the A518.

Veritas Primary Academy Wildflower Seeds 

With the children here he helped sow some wildflower seeds (from a Kew Gardens Grow Wild seed pack that Karen had ordered) and did some pond dipping!

From March 2016, Elliot went to Weston Road Academy. He helped in the garden, learned about hens and bees and helped with the recycling.

In February 2016 he popped into ‘There is No Planet B!’ at St Chad’s Church in Stafford, to view the amazing artwork, all with an environmental theme.

Fairtrade Producer Sheena from India

He met The Mayor, a lovely lady called Sheena who was a Fairtrade Producer visiting from India, plus the Staffordshire Poet Laureate.

Stafford Manor High School and Frances TophillAt the January 2016 meeting Elliot headed for Stafford Manor High School.

Here he was extremely busy in the garden, helping the Year 7’s develop their magnificent garden, creating new raised beds with the help of Mr Taylor and also Matt Long the community gardener. The school went on to be awarded RHS school team of the year, with a special visit by Frances Tophill from the TV later in the year!

Autumn 2015

Elliot spent a chunk of the Autumn term 2015 at Barnfields in Wildwood, including Christmas. Karen Bryan the Librarian was very pleased to have his help and the children we pleased to celebrate a greener Christmas with him!

Natural clay and art figures

In July 2015 Elliot spent some time at Cooper Perry Primary in Seighford, just West of Stafford, where he was really helpful in the garden. He also enjoyed Eco-Action Day - a special day organised by Stafford Borough Council for keen eco-kids from schools in the Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network.

Spring/Summer 2015

Elliot the Eco Bat at Castlechurch Primary School

Castlechurch Primary SchoolDuring Elliot’s visit to Castlechurch he spent some time with each year group, as they aimed to improve their school grounds during World Environment Day.

  • Elliot helped the Nursery children plant flowers
  • He helped the reception class make a scarecrow
  • Year one took Elliot with them when they made recycled watering cans
  • Year two had Elliot’s help to recycle a Belfast sink
  • Elliot planted lettuce, tomatoes and courgette with year 3
  • He also planted a peace orchard with year 4
  • Year 5 developed a fairy garden with the expert help of Elliot
  • And lastly he helped develop a pond with year 6 

Spring 2015

There is No Planet B (February 2015)

1 - Spring 2015After his visit to Weston Road Academy, Elliot had an important job helping out at the 'There is No Planet B' environmental art exhibition.

This popular annual event - otherwise known as Stafford's Green Arts Festival - took place during February Half Term at St Chad's Church and also at the Food for Thought Cafe.

Elliot was very pleased to meet lots of visitors (over 1200 people came along to the exhibition) and to discuss why it is so important for us to look after our planet - after all it is the only one we have got.

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Winter 2014

Weston Road Academy (December/January 2015)

Elliot was introduced to Weston Road Academy’s garden chickens Roddy, Atty and Durrell.  Elliot also had the chance to see the Gardening Clubs individual gardening plots along with the new secret garden they are building.

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Walton High School (September/December 2014)

Walton_High_SchoolAfter receiving an eco grant from Stafford Borough Council Walton High decided to build bat homes and bug hotels to give Elliot a home for the winter.

 

 

 

 

Summer 2014

St John's Catholic Primary School, Great Haywood (June/July 2014)

St Johns Catholic Primary School Great Haywood

Spring 2014

Meir Heath Primary School - April 2014

Meir Heath Picnic AreaElliot joined Meir Heath Primary School to visit the children, their family and teachers help brighten up their rundown picnic area.

 

 

   

 

Planting Flowers in Picnic Area

While Elliot sunbathed, the children, parents and teachers got to work planting flowers in the picnic area.  After all the hard work they were rewarded with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

 

 

   

  

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Email: kdavies@staffordbc.gov.uk
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