ONE Green Team is making playtime more interesting for their fellow pupils.
The aim of the St Sidwell's Green Team is to get the whole school more interested in nature, so they came up with the idea of rolling barrels.
Before you roll the barrels you have to check for what beasties are on the ground first, and then avoid them.
It sounds like fun and a great idea to celebrate.
And there were double celebrations at St Sidwell's this week as the Green Team received a cheque for £100 for completing a tree – and a cheque for a further £50 for filling in a branch on the next tree.
The cheques were presented to members of the Green Team by Exeter City Council's recycling officer Sally Fryer on behalf of Gregory Distribution, our Green Team sponsor.
The Green Team has also been considering how to look after nature and has appealed to the whole school to stop and think before pulling up what might be a weed.
The plea was thought necessary as some have been mistaking carefully planted plants for weeds and disposing of them. All pupils have now been asked that if they see a plant which they think is in the wrong place, check first.
The Green Team had also created a mini beast hotel, sanding it down and banging in nails, but thanks to some bad weather this now needs a bit of attention. More leaves and straw are to be added once the hotel itself has been tidied up.
The Green Team has also been responsible for the putting up of bird feeding boxes.
Other activities include planting wildflower seeds in the school's sensory garden and having bug barns available at play times.
These allow everyone to inspect the bugs through special lenses – and without harming the bugs.
They have plenty of ideas on how they might spend the money earned for their latest leaves, and one thing they are definitely planning is to challenge the whole school to save more energy.
A "switch it off" campaign is obviously on the horizon.
Remember to register for our Big Project III which is called Seeds In, Veg Out and also sponsored by Gregory Distribution.
To be in with a chance of winning the £1,000 first prize you must register with Sally on or before January 21.