Schools and Nurseries – Case Studies

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Congratulations Merstone School

At the end of the summer term a competition took place for students to design a litter bin sticker that would encourage litter being placed into the litter bin and not dropped. After much deliberation, the winning design came from Merstone School. The sticker is now on the bin and is located on Windward Way. Well done to all the students that took part.

Winning litter bin design

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Mini Greenhouses and Recycling Trucks

Amey and Solihull Council were invited to visit Mulberry Bush Nursery School in Marston Green to show the pre-school children (3 and 4 year olds) the recycling truck and to do an activity. Children decorated empty pop bottles, which were then cut near the base. The children then placed cotton wool into the small part of the bottle and then planted and watered their seeds. With a little bit of help the tops of the bottles were put back on. The children are growing pumpkins, cress, runner beans and poppies.

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Knowle Bulb Planting

After months of careful planning with the Parks & Open Spaces Team and Knowle Society, volunteers began planting the first phase of a project to plant spring flowering bulbs in the grass verges along all the main roads into Knowle last Tuesday (20th October) . This first phase included the grass verges along the Warwick Road, on both sides of the Wychwood roundabout. The money for this project has been raised by donations from Knowle businesses and residents.

Amey, kindly undertook all the groundwork (lifting and replacing the turf) without charge, under their Community Give Back Scheme.

The planting was started with children from the reception classes of Knowle C of E Primary Academy. They took to their task with tremendous enthusiasm and had a lot of fun. After school the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides joined us to complete the days work, even getting a chance to try their hands at turf laying. They did a great job. Over 10,000 narcissi and 29,000 crocus have been planted and will there for all to enjoy for many years to come.

Bulb planting in Knowle with Knowle C of E Academy

Bulb planting in Knowle with Knowle C of E Academy

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Balsall Common Nature Club

Balsall Common Primary School and Love Solihull have teamed up in a bid to tidy up their school’s environment. Over 80 children from the school’s nature club took part in a litter picking session around the school grounds. Armed with litter grabbers and bin bags provided by Love Solihull, the pupils went about their mission of cleaning up the school grounds. Jacqui Clark, the school’s nature club leader, said ‘The children loved the activity and gained an insight into how litter can affect their environment. We have a thriving nature club and try to give the children lots of fun and educational activities relating to the world around us.”

School nature club show their love for Solihull

School nature club show their love for Solihull

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 Malvern Bed Carpet Design 2015

Three pupils from Chapel Fields Junior School in Solihull have had their designs for a crescent-shaped flower bed in Malvern Park made a reality after winning a competition with the theme of ‘Love Solihull’.

Solihull Council runs an annual competition open to schools in the community where pupils are invited to produce a concept design for the flower bed. This year, the designs of three Year 5 and 6 pupils- all coincidentally from Chapel Fields Junior School- were incorporated into one, using features from all of the concepts.

The finished flower bed includes a ladybird from Ellie from Year 5’s design; creative heart-shaped flowers from Year 6 pupil Sophie; and the words ‘Love Solihull’ inspired by Leeah, also in Year 6. All three girls also included bumblebees in their designs, forming the main focus for the flower bed.

After stopping at Malvern Park to admire the fruit of their labours, the three girls were invited to meet the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Glenis Slater, who is herself an ex-pupil of Chapel Fields.

The Mayor said: “I am very proud to be an alumna of Chapel Fields and it’s wonderful to see so much artistic talent blossoming there. Ellie, Leeah and Sophie have done a great job in helping to keep Malvern Park looking lovely.”

Chapel Fields Juniors pupils make their mark on Malvern Park

Chapel Fields Juniors pupils make their mark on Malvern Park