Our Year 7 students were busy bees during their enrichment sessions last week, making eco-friendly lip balm from beeswax, olive oil and coconut oil.
As well as learning about the historical and cultural significance of working with bees around the world, students considered the health benefits of bee-related products - with their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Students also explored the array of hygiene and household products that can be made from natural products such as vinegar, lemon, olive oil and baking soda.
Although students could not take their product away with them, the balm has been re-constituted to make a hand balm and is subsequently on sale for staff to buy with proceeds going to Avon Wildlife Trust.
Let there bee zero waste!!
Our young eco-representatives also met during the summit week to consolidate their findings from the 6-week long eco-review of the school. With ten themes to tackle, the Junior School is focusing on health, living and water themes and the Senior School is focusing on the remaining themes.
Early indications suggest we have some action to take in reducing our energy consumption across the school and dealing with all aspects of the waste we produce. A full account of our eco-review will be available later this term when all ten themes have been addressed. Action planning has begun!