World Land Trust Hall of Fame

Year 4 were delighted to hear that our fundraising efforts have been featured on the World Land Trust’s Hall of Fame!  Kelly Jacobs, Education, Outreach and Training Officer for WLT wrote, ‘I thought that you would like to know that the great awareness and fundraising activities of the Year 4 Meerkats have now been added to the Hall of Fame on the World Land Trust website. They have a page dedicated to their efforts.    I was very impressed with the blog, and as you can see I have recommended it on this page.  Please pass on my congratulations to the pupils, along with my thanks that should have arrived with the certificate by now.’  Please follow the link to visit the Hall of Fame!

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Earth Caretakers

The Year 4 Bengal Tigers have been working hard on their Earth Caretakers project.  This project draws together articles from four schools around the world, including our own, focusing on the environment.  Current Year 4 pupils were inspired by the work of last year’s Year 4 Meerkats and have written articles about what they did.  You can read our e-book at by clicking on the book cover below.    Enjoy!

Project Based Learning by the Year 4 Bengal Tigers

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Totally Clued Up Presentation

The Year 4 Meerkats were delighted to meet Sushma Parmar from Total who came to present them with their Totally Clued Up Award on behalf of YPTE, the Young People’s Trust for the Environment.  To find out more about the Meerkats’ Rainforest work, see our Totally Clued Up video on this page

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The Circle Gazette – Read Chloe, Anna & Milhan’s article about our palm oil project!

We’re thrilled that Chloe, Anna and Milhan’s article about our palm oil project has been featured on the front page of the July issue of The Circle Gazette! Congratulations to Chloe W, Anna & Milhan! Follow the link to read the article in full!

http://www.enrichmentcircle.com/

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Palm Oil Petition to the European Parliament

The Pedmore Meerkats have just sent off a petition from 159 children and staff to urge the European Parliament to vote on 1st July FOR a new law so that manufacturers will label whether their products contain palm oil. If you would like to help please email Caroline Spelman, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at caroline@carolinespelman.com or write to her at:

Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Defra
Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR

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Appeal to schools to join our letter writing campaign!

The Pedmore Meerkats are now reaching out to local schools to ask them to join our palm oil campaign. This week we created this video which we’ll be sharing with St. Mary’s CofE Primary school next week.

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Pedmore Meerkats win TOTAL Green School Award

We’re thrilled to have won a TOTAL Green School Award in recognition of our letter writing campaign about palm oil in products. Hopefully our letters to manufacturers, the Government and European Parliament will help make decision makers think again about using non-sustainable sources of palm oil! Check out the YPTE website: http://on.fb.me/kjryCc

Click play to view our winning entry:

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Our rainforest Q & A session with Margot James MP

We welcomed Margot James, our local MP, to Pedmore in April. We shared our rainforest projects and asked her lots of questions about saving the world’s rainforests. Margo said that the Year 4 Pedmore Meerkats had taught her lots about the rainforests. Press play to find out more!

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Buy Back an Acre with Taking IT Global

Here’s the Year 4 Meerkats’ advert for TIG’s (Taking IT Global) ‘Buy Back an Acre’ initiative to help save the world’s rainforests. Click play to watch!

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Nestle’s reply: questions unanswered?

As you can see from some of the comments, this was what our team of Rainforest Investigators were wondering after they read Nestle’s reply. Make up your own mind by reading Nestle’s reply (below) and comments from some of the Year 4 Meerkats: Continue reading

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