Category Archives: Fairtrade

Climate Action Conference

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The Global Goals Group held their inaugural pupil-led Climate Action Conference on Tuesday.  The aim of the conference was to share the work undertaken by the group this year and to look at developing activities/partnerships for Session 2019-20.

Pupils invited members of local action groups, elected members, members of the Parent Council and other partners into the school, in order to deliver presentations about the work undertaken this year.  A lot has been achieved by group with planning for new projects already in the pipeline.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the group this year.  If you’d like to join the group, please just speak to a member of the staff team, or pop along to one of our weekly meetings.

Ms Pour, Mrs Harvie & Mrs Kerr

 

Fairtrade marks International Women’s Day

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The Fairtrade Group marked International Women’s Day on Friday by hosting a fair supporting the “She deserves: a living income” campaign.

The Fairtrade Group encouraged attendees to complete one of the “She deserves” postcards urging the UK Government to ensure that living incomes are paid to cocoa farmers – women farmers suffer the most from low wages – to enable them to fight their way out of poverty.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the event!

Fairtrade Fortnight

The Fairtrade/Global Goals group will be marking Fairtrade Fortnight and International Women’s Day this Friday, 8th March.  Please come along to the Conference Room during Interval to:

  • Purchase some of your favourite Divine Fairtrade chocolate,
  • enter our competition to win a fabulous giant Easter egg.
  • and, more importantly, complete one of the “She deserves” postcards urging the UK Government to ensure that living incomes are paid to cocoa farmers; women farmers suffer the most from low wages.

Come along and find out a bit more about how Fairtrade and you can help cocoa farmers fight their way out of poverty and earn a living income.

Christmas Fayre

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DAS have bee holding their annual Christmas Fayre this morning with support from Fairtrade, S2 Nurture Group, Kilmaron, the Eco Committee and more.

There is a silent auction, handmade gifts, a raffle, home baking and much more!

Entrance is free with tea, coffee and mince pies being served by pupils.

Activities Day

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Pupils had a number of opportunities to try different things in faculties throughout Thursday and Friday (Activities Day) last week.

In addition to building bridges in Technologies, pupils were challenged to create towers in Maths; pupils made bags with the help of the Fairtrade group; carried out experiments with St Andrews University’s Geobus; found out about the impact of plastic waste on birds with the RSPB; planted flowers with Cupar in Bloom; explored the work of the SPCA, and had some hands-on experience with The Scottish Deer Centre exhibits.

Well done to everyone who came into the school to support Health Week.