Our C.R.E.W. (Cookham Rise Eco Warriors) team consists of two children from each year group (Rec to Year 6) and are led by teaching assistants Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Armstrong.We meet once a term. Our team, alongside parent helpers, have improved the school's outdoor areas.
We hope that you all have a go at the Wildtime Challenge run by the National Trust as part of there 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4! You can visit the National Trust website or view the challenge through this link:- https://www.50things.org.uk/media/55254/Final%20Wildtime%20challenge%20pack.pdf So come on all you budding David Attenborough's sign up at https://www.50things.org.uk/
December 2017 -
Big Garden Birdwatch - We have registered to take part in this event which takes place in Janaury. If you would like a pack for personal use please register on the RSPB website.
October 2017 -
Cookham Rotary Club of Cookham Bridge visited Cookham Rise bringing with them 500 crocus bulbs! The Rotary team and children donned their gloves and spades to complete the planting in under an hour. Click here for a photo. For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. Please look at their website for more details. https://www.rotarygbi.org/what-we-do/purple4polio/
Two hundred daffodil bulbs were also planted in the shape of a smiley.
November 2016 -
Community Bulb Planting took place on Friday 18th November 2016. Please click here to view our efforts.
March 2016 -
Hosted Sir William Borlase Grammar School who were interested in our work. We planted our potatoes and started our 'Beneath the soil project.' For pictures please see the Garden page.
February 2016 -
We are continuing with global citizenship in PSHE lessons and continuing our links with Africa Turns Green as Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Peters are now Ambassadors for this charity. We are also supporting New Brainstorm School, Uganda, Africa. We are proud to have been at the forefront of achieving charitable help for this school through Empower a child. We have the backing of our local community and churches.
October 2014 -
Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Peters were appointed Marsh Meadow Conservation Area Co-Ordinators. This is an area for local school's use, free of charge, and is situated at Marsh Meadow, Cookham Moor, Berks.
We adopted a local lime tree in 2013. C.R.E.W. members had their photo taken and have been published in All Around The Borough Magazine.
A few of our C.R.E.W. members are pictured on the side of the local bin lorries. Please look out for them!
Follow the C.R.E.W. team's charity interests:-
Newbrainstorm School, Uganda: give.net - Raising Funds For New Brainstorm in association with Empower a child
Charities that we have previous associations with:
Planting daffodils donated by RBWM Community bulb scheme
Cookham Rotary Club of Cookham Bridge plant purple crocus bulbs with our children to raise awareness of their Purple 4 Polio campaign - October 2017
Community bulbs, planted in the Autumn of 2016, now blooming in the lovely Spring sunshine.
Hosting Sir William Borlase Grammar School, Marlow, who were interested in our ECO work and shared their Ugandan photos with us.
End of year eco trip 2014/2015
After School ECO Club
On Friday 15th May 2015 we played host to All Saints C of E Junior School . All Saints were gathering ideas for their own garden and asking our advice about furthering their quest to become an even better ECO school. Of course we had to include our mascot, George Imani, in our photocall.
This year (2015) we were lucky enough to receive free trees from Braywick Nursery. This was part of a RBWM initiative.
Our pot label colouring session at lunchtime on Friday 1st March 2013 achieved a total of £113.01 aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. ! Thank you to everyone who participated.
The children have also made bird feeders and spent time outside counting the birds that appear in our garden/playground as part of the RSPB Birdwatch.
Please keep donating your used printer cartridges to our recycling scheme in conjunction with Money to Schools.com A collection box is located in the KS2 lobby area. Alternatively seek out Mrs. Armstrong at the end of the school day! Freepost envelopes are available from the front reception area if you wish to send any used inkjet cartidges directly to the scheme. Please ask any friends or relatives to support us. It is a great way to reduce landfill and earn money for our school at the same time. Please see their website by using the link above to see an example of which cartridges would be of most value to us.
Parents Letter Businesses please click here to view our letter to you.
Please try out these fun games:
Healthy eating and living is encouraged at our school. Why don't you have a go at creating a healthy lunchbox with this activity...http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/Activity.aspx?contentId=56&
We hope to keep this project going by fundraising activities in school, donations from FOR/grandparents and from outside companies when the opportunity arises.
We have achieved the Woodlands Trust Gold Award, ECO Schools Green Flag and Level 5 in the RHS Campaign For School Gardening.