Eco Clubs give students the opportunity to help generate awareness, build attitudes and support in taking up activities that the constraints of the classroom is not able to provide.
Eco Club is an opportunity for students to get up close and personal with both domestic and exotic species. From rabbits, donkeys and snakes; students get the opportunity to care for and learn about some of our most loved residents. After school, students have the ability learn how to clean, cuddle and generally care for our forever expanding furry family. We also promote gardening and bug hunting in the warmer months and in previous years have grown our own fruit and vegetables to display at the Orsett Show.
Eco Club allows students to communicate with one another, support other students with handling and animal care and gives them the pet they always wanted but were never able to have. Curriculum areas from around the Academy often use it as a base for creative learning opportunities and extended thinking. Science, English, Art and French are among the subjects that have based several lessons around the facility. A highlight of our year at Eco Club is watching the very beginnings of a life cycle, hatching our own chicks using an incubator and teaching students about embryo formation as well as the hand-rearing of our baby bunnies which is much looked forward to by both staff and students.