This is an exciting, eclectic club held after school incorporating many STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) aspects. During initial sessions, we began to create a new trail (with the help of Gordon our volunteer) about endangered species. This is ongoing and we use miserable weather days to type up the information we have found out to printed for the trail stations.
Aiming to improve health, we have investigated sugar content in popular drinks, snacks and cereals the children eat and compared these with the recommended daily allowances. Making a poster, which is displayed in the hall, the children hope to raise awareness of the hidden sugars in many foods.
One week, we decided to work outdoors and did some weeding, planting and refilled our bird feeding stations. Additionally, we checked on the pond and discovered that even though it is late in the season, we have tiny frogs and tadpoles. There is an abundance of pond life at the moment.
We have also recycled plastic bottles and made hanging planters, bottle terrariums and self-watering planters that were planted up and taken home.
In preparation for next term, we have collected acorns and sycamore seeds for a small art project and have planned to do some healthy cooking. Thank you to the children who attend the club for your enthusiasm and commitment to improving the environment and health of children at St John’s.