Friday, 23 October 2015

Go Green Day Success

Thank you to pupils, parents and staff for supporting last Friday's Go Green Day and helping us to raise almost £1,330 for green causes.

The Eco-Committee members organised a very successful cake sale which raised more than £300 - they are very grateful to everybody who brought in cakes for the sale. Also, the canteen served green food as well as food which was sourced locally to mark the day.

Many pupils made the effort to travel to school in sustainable ways, with many cycling or walking. Also, a Year 7 class took part in a project to ensure that our woodlands are sustainably managed and collected native oak seed - acorns - on the school grounds, which will be grown on in a tree nursery, and replanted in Welsh woodlands. We are grateful to Peter Morrison from Natural Resources Wales who came into the school to work with the pupils.

In addition, pupils started building the igloo out of milk bottles. We have received hundreds of milk bottles and aim to complete the igloo in the first few weeks following the half term break.

Congratulations to pupils who took part in the Go Green Day competitions. We received very creative entries including poems about litter and 3D sculptures made of recycled materials.

The money raised will be split between The Size of Wales charity, which aims to protect an area of rain forest twice the size of Wales, and eco-initiatives in the school.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Collection for Syrian Relief Appeal

Mr Morgan coordinated a collection from teachers at Cowbridge Comprehensive School of emergency relief items needed by Syrian refugees.

Items collected included towells, toileteries such as toothpaste and shower gel, sanitary items, first aid, tents, sleeping bags, blankets, baby items and tinned food.

The items will be dropped off at a collection point at Bryntirion Community Centre in Bridgend. They will then be transported to Manchester tonight and flown to help Syrian refugees in Greece and Macedonia. Thank you to everyone for their contributions.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Science into Schools

Thank you to pupils and staff who supported the Science into Schools initiative this year. 45 bags of clothes were collected - not as many as last year but still a significant contribution to our Science into Schools fund.
Science into Schools is a combined recycling, education and fundraising programme. It provides the highest net worth to schools looking to raise funds through textile recycling and 75% of the clothes that can be reused will go to Africa.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Go Green Day success

Almost £1,400 was raised by pupils today!

Thank you to everybody for their support in making Go Green Day such a success. 


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Year 11 pupils take part in community litter pick

Pupils from Year 11 took part in a community litter pick at lunch time today. They filled 7 bags with litter from the path between the school and the town hall car park in Cowbridge.

The time they spent litter picking will count towards their Welsh Baccalaureate Community Participation hours and also towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award volunteering hours.

Well done to everybody who took part. The next community litter pick will take place in November.

Go Green Day Assemblies underway

Since Monday, assemblies have been held to inform pupils about Go Green Day.

Monday started with the Year 7 assembly, Year 8 on Tuesday and below is a photograph of Year 9 presenting their assembly this morning. The Year 10 Go Green Day assembly will be held tomorrow (Thursday) and the Year 11 assembly will be held on Friday.

A Prezi presentation was shown to pupils in the assemblies. Click here to view the Prezi.

Thank you to all pupils who took part in the assemblies and to the Year 12 and 13 pupils who helped to prepare the pupils for the assemblies.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Go Green Day plans - Friday 17 October / Diwrnod Gwyrdd - Dydd Gwener 17 Hydref

Pupils and staff at Cowbridge Comprehensive School will be celebrating Go Green Day – making it bigger and better than last year! Firstly, it will be a non-uniform day, but with a slight twist. If pupils wear an item of green clothing they will pay 50p - but if they fail to wear green, they’ll pay £1 instead. The greener the better! The money will go towards ‘The Size of Wales’ charity and Eco-initiatives in school.

Secondly, pupils and staff are being encouraged to leave their cars at home. It would be great if everybody could travel in the most eco-friendly way possible, by catching the bus, walking, cycling or car-sharing on Go Green Day. The Eco-Committee will be collecting information on how pupils and staff travelled to school during registration and we hope to improve on last year’s results.

Furthermore, a FairTrade cake sale will be held during key stage three and key stage four/five breaks. Also, the Eco-Action Club will be planting spring bulbs around the school grounds during lunch. Any support from parents, pupils and staff for Go Green Day by baking cakes or donating spring bulbs will be greatly appreciated. 
Lastly, during period 5, every pupil in KS3 - from Years 7 to 9 - will take part in a 3km Green Fun Run. Pupils need to wear appropriate green clothes to school and bring trainers with them. Sponsorship forms will be distributed next week for pupils to raise as much money as possible. Pupils can even challenge themselves to run the 3km in a personal best time. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest runners in each year group, including tickets to Taskforce. Let’s Go Green!