You can help to keep Scotland beautiful…… and it will only take you 30 seconds to do so.
Keep Scotland Beautiful, our Ecoschools Green Flag partner and Scotland’s national environmental charity has been shortlisted as the potential charity partner for Tesco’s carrier bag money in Scotland. (The charge becomes enforceable in Scotland from October of this year)
Tesco are conducting a public vote through their website on the charity that should benefit from their carrier bag charge proceeds in Scotland – and Keep Scotland Beautiful is the only Scottish charity to make the final shortlist. Up to £1m is available and it will go to the organisation that polls the most votes.
It is easy to provide your support. All you need to do is click on the link below and cast your vote.
The first meeting of this years’ Mearns Castle Eco-Committee will be on Monday 25th August in Science Lab A8 at 12:30.
If you would like to be considered for membership of the Eco Committee or would like to be part of the broader Eco Project group please attend.
We are looking for members from all year groups to be involved in a variety of projects over the course of the year and those who would like to be considered for a committee member role can also gain experience leading a variety of tasks.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in helping Mearns Castle continue to be eco-friendly and also a great way to meet with pupils from other year groups.
A reminder to all S1 pupils that volunteered for the litter pick (and have returned their consent form) that the litter pick is this Wednesday periods 5 and 6. All pupils involved should meet at the entrance to the school promptly at the start of period 5. You DO NOT need to register for your period 5 class. Pupils must be in full school uniform.
If the weather is rubbish it will be permitted for pupils to wear an outdoor jacket and appropriate boots/wellies, however, these must only be worn during the litter pick and not for the rest of the school day.
Thank you for helping to keep our school grounds and local community beautiful!
Today Mearns Castle was awarded the 1,500th Scottish Eco-Schools Green Flag.
The flag was raised today by Scottish Government Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP.
Mr Smith said at the ceremony ‘We are very proud to receive our green flag and in particular to be the recipient of 1,500th in Scotland. Our school and the schools who have received flags before us have shown commitment and determination in being more environmentally friendly in our actions.
‘The Green Flag and Eco-Schools initiative and the great deal of work carried out in schools are helping to change attitudes towards the environment and you can see new generations coming through who care more and do more for their local and global environment. I’m very proud of Mearns Castle’s achievements and of the pupils and staff who have worked so hard to gain our school the 1,500th Green Flag’.
Could all old and new Eco Project members please meet with Miss Ferguson in room E3 today (Monday) at 12:30pm. Important information about Wednesday’s ministerial visit and presentation of the 1500th Green Flag will be given.