Squirrel with a camera

We would like to ask the children to become involved with our new Federation initiative of taking photographs of nature – plants, animals etc - be as creative and inventive as you can! We thought it maybe a nice idea if the staff joined in too.

Please take a photo of nature on your phone, iPad or camera and email it into [email protected]. Mrs Hall will create a gallery of photos received from the pupils across the three schools.

There is another purpose behind this, as we have recently been accredited our Bronze Woodland Trust's Green Tree Schools Award, and these photographs will count towards achieving the Silver Woodland Trust Award.

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We are pleased to announce that Mrs Hall, PE Instructor, Forest Schools & Healthy Schools Coordinator has been working hard with the children across the Barlow, Burton Salmon and Chapel Haddlesey Primary School Federation to obtain our Woodland Trust Bronze Award.  

The 3 federation schools had to achieve 5 points to pass the Bronze Award. For this Mrs Hall had to engage the children to complete 3 tasks from a list that the Woodland Trust supplied.  Mrs Hall chose the following tasks:-

  1. Tell us about ways you recycle in school 
  2. We dressed a tree in December 
  3. Tell us about your school

Mrs Hall is now working towards the silver 10 points at Barlow and Burton Salmon Schools and is choosing which activities we can engage the children in to achieve this award. Chapel Haddlesey School is just ahead on points, obtaining their Silver Award recently already. 

Please see our photos of Barlow School children hugging the tree, Burton Salmon School children planting a tree and Chapel Haddlesey children dressing a tree in the attached photos.  We thank Mrs Hall immensely for enhancing our pupils' love and knowledge of nature and their environment and for enabling our schoosl to achieve this fantastic Woodland Trust Bronze Award.