Litter Strategy

We have recently held a meeting with Craig Hanning to discuss monitoring litter around our school area, and have decided to split it up into small sections and rate the quality of each one from A to D.

We are meeting with him again to do the initial survey, and also hopefully organise the quad to be cleaned.

Updates to follow

Funding

A big thank you to North Ayrshire Youth Bank who have recently granted us the sum of  £982.46 in order to purchase both new litter bins and  recycling bins for our school. The committee filled in a grant application form  (which had to be done with the least amount of adult help possible) and Erin  (grants advisor) sent it away for approval. The new bins will be in place soon, and the evidence will be uploaded.

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Litter Meeting

If any members of the committee wish to attend the litter meeting on Wednesday 29th October, feel free. It would be great if you could take notes but as long as you can remember the information to report back to the committee it’s fine. The meeting is on period 1 in the morning, and will be held with youth services and the S2 and 3 pupil councils. I would like at least one member to be there to let people know this is a topic we are undertaking.

Thanks, Sophie

Hello world!

Hello! This blog has been set up to inform you of the exciting developments that are happening at Ardrossan Academy in regards to eco at at the moment.

We have almost achieved our Bronze award, and we would like to share what we have done in the past few months.

Below I have listed the criteria we have to meet in order to her our bronze award:

Eco-Committee

  • A mixed group of pupils and adults meet to discuss environmental action for the school
  • The group meets a minimum of once a term
  • Notes are kept of meetings
  • Results of group discussions and action to be undertaken are communicated to the rest of the school.

Environmental Review

  • An informal environmental review of the school is carried out
  • Results of the review are discussed by the environment group
  • Following the review, some activities are planned that will change and improve the environmental performance of the school.

Action Plan

  • The environmental group decides on some action for the school based on the informal review
  • Responsibility for taking forward action is agreed

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • The environment group makes a note of progress towards targets
  • The group discusses success or otherwise of the action being undertaken.

Linking to the curriculum

  • Environmental issues are covered as part of curriculum work in most year groups across a range of subjects

Involving the wider community

  • The environmental group has a school notice board which gives details of environmental activities being carried out
  • The school lets parents know of action being undertaken in some way
  • The wider school community learns of the environmental activity going on in the school

Eco-Code

  • There is an agreement on some environmental statements for the school drawn up by the environmental group and agreed by the whole school

Source: http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/eco-schools/awards/bronze/

We are so close to completing all of these targets and if you would like to help, the eco committee are having a Whole school meeting on the 23rd of October at Lunch time so feel free to come along!