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During Fairtrade Fortnight, we received the good news that after submitting evidence of our various Citizenship themed activities, Lourdes Secondary had successfully renewed our Fairtrade School status!

Once again, a number of events took place in Lourdes Secondary during Fairtrade Fortnight 2013:

The Fairtrade Tuck Shop reappeared during several lunchtimes, selling a range of chocolate and fruit juice. With the help of members of the Eco School Committee and the Justice & Peace Group, almost £215 was raised to help support the producers and their families in Developing Countries; thanks to – Francesca Woulfe, Christie Jordan, Alannah Pollock and Mehrunisa Khan of S5, Sybaris Ali and Andrew Quinn  of S6 for their help.

The Fairtrade Big Brew saw over 50 staff enjoy a tea and coffee morning on Friday 8th of March where there were also Fairtrade biscuits and a raffle of Fairtrade products. As a result of this event, a cheque for £100 was sent to SCIAF.

Eco-Code Competition

As part of our efforts to be awarded a third Green Flag from Eco Schools Scotland, we need to replace our present school Eco Code.

This encourages all in the school to adopt / continue a number of measures, covering the following Eco School topics:  

Litter, Biodiversity, Food & The Environment,  Recycling and Energy Conservation – e.g. reduce our litter, food waste and energy use, help to conserve animals and plants.

The new code could be an image, an acronym or just a short list of pledges – whatever form, whether paper or electronic, the Eco code should be snappy, catchy or memorable to catch peoples’ attention.

Pupils can enter as many efforts as they want and give their entries to Mr Raeburn, Ms Jamieson or Ms Gallagher by Friday 25 January 2013.

The winning entry, as chosen by the Eco Committee, will win a £25 iTunes voucher

Copies of the winning entry will be displayed on the Eco School notice board.

Other copies may appear through the school, but in an eco – friendly way, to reduce the amount of paper, the code will be displayed on the plasma screen.

Eco School – Morrison’s Voucher Competition

Thank you to those pupils who entered the 2012 Let’s Grow ! voucher competition.

Congratulations to Ailya Anwar of 5D1 who wins a £15 GAME gift voucher – her estimate of 3,000 vouchers was the closest to the actual amount of 2,997.

Thank you so much to those members of the school community who helped us reach this amount !

The Eco Committee

Eco-School Adopt an Animal

Thanks to all who voted in the WWF’s Endangered Animal Scheme recently in Tutor time and thank you to Staff Tutors for their support.

The results are :

We will now fund the conservation of these animals for one year.

Regular updates will be given on their progress.