The Committee are very aware of the need to encourage our local schools to be involved as part of the local community in caring for the environment.
To this end we have involved all the schools in various initiatives:
Each school has been given some Spring flowering bulbs of their own choice to suit their school grounds. Photographs were taken of the children planting their bulbs and again when the bulbs flowered in the Spring.
Bird boxes were also given to the schools and a very happy family of blue tits took up residence in one of them much to the excitement of the children.
Each year children's artwork is celebrated with the Schools Painting Competition with the National theme this year "My Favourite Flower". The judges are always overwhelmed with the high standard and observational detail of the many entries.
A local artist visited each school and encouraged the children to produce beautiful wild life mosaics which will be displayed in the new Community Gardens.
Children from the local schools have visited our Wild Flower Meadow adjacent to the cemetery. This year with our newly erected interactive display board identification of wild flowers and insects will enhance the children's knowledge.
Last summer a group of children from one of our Special Schools helped plant up and tend the Police Station border as part of their community studies.
All schools are encouraged to be environmentally friendly by a Recycle / Reuse / Reduce policy with workshops and talks by a South Glos Recycling Officer.
The Committee feel we cannot start too soon to encourage children's interest and involvement in community projects with the hope that the children will become caring and environmentally aware citizens of the future.