As we are renovating the teachers garden (the Quad), we have decided to grow veg as well as flowers and trees. We ordered a kit from Potato Council and we have been chitting our potatoes on a window ledge.
We are planning a spring clean around April or May time, and we have ordered the spring clean pack from Keep Scotland Beautiful.
More information will be made available soon.
Sophie Gribben, Robyn Gurney, Rhanna Guilfoyle, Conor Monaghan, Curtis Kerr, Kalle Smith, Marie Ann Wales, Claire Monaghan, Rachael Waddell, and Erin Wigton.
Mrs Crawford, Morgan Cooper and Ryan Byrne
Catch – up
Due to prelims, the committee hasn’t formally met up for a while, but during this time we have still made progress. We discussed the environmental review and also arranged a time to clean up the school garden, which would be period 7 on a Wednesday.
We are now official fundraisers through rag bag and there was a bit of fun setting up our indoor bank. We have decided it should stay in the assembly all, as it is a visible place, but with not to much traffic. Rhanna and Sophie are to pin up the posters and put a notie in the bulletin.
Our new outdoor bins have arrived and our recycling bins are still to come. We will speak with the janitors to set them around the school and Marie-ann and Claire are to contact Helen Brown from North Ayrshire Youth Bank to thank them for the grant money we received and to ask if she would like to see where it has gone.
Robyn is to inquire about free compost and possibly cheap plants from B&Q to do up the garden. Councillor Gurney has been contacted in regards to the allotments across from the school.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 12th March at Lunchtime.
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.
Lately we have started to recycle clothes through rag bag, started cleaning the teachers garden, ordered both general waste bins and recycling bins for the school and registered our spring clean event (where I accidentally ordered 700 adult tabards, oops!). Photos to follow.
The Eco committee have reviewed the Environmental state of the school. Our results can be found at the link below:
Sophie Gribben, Robyn Gurney, Rhanna Guilfoyle, Conor Monaghan, Curtis Kerr, Kalle Smith, Marie Ann Wales, Claire Monaghan, Rachael Waddell, Erin Wigton, Morgan Cooper and Ryan Byrne
We recieved the news that we had acheived our bronze award, ad we got a photo with our certificate.
We agreed to undertake a new environmental review and discussed methods to get more of the school involved. We have a very big school, so we may select a focus group of pupils outside the eco-committee to help us with our environmental review. From this we will agree on our action plan. We are unsure whether to involve a focus group in this too.
Wishing everybody on the Committee a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 8th January at Lunchtime.
The next Eco-Schools Award we are aiming for is the Silver award.
This is what we have to do to achieve this award:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Linking to the curriculum
Involving the wider community