Thursday, 17 October 2013

Go Green Day success

Thank you to all staff and pupils for their enthusiasm for Go Green Day. The school raised £1,140 - congratulations! The money will be split between the Size of Wales charity (which aims to protect an area of rainforest the size of Wales, as part of a national response to climate change) and Eco-Schools projects in our school.

Hundreds of spring bulbs were planted, pupils cycled and helped to generate enough power to light the mini school, over a hundred pounds was raised in the FairTrade cake sale and the winner of the 'Guess the Number of Chocolate Sprouts in a jar' competition was Joshua Lloyd-Doyle who guessed 150 chocolate sprouts - the closest to the actual 167!
A special thank you to members of the school's Eco-Committee, the Eco-Warriors and the Eco/Community prefects who made Go Green Day happen.



Monday, 14 October 2013

Go Green Day assemblies

Assemblies are being held across the school in which Eco-Committee members and form Eco-Warriors are speaking to their year group about what has been achieved by the Eco-Committee and what the plans are for Go Green Day.
If you would like to talk to your form class about Go Green Day, click on the picture above which will take you to an online Prezi presentation.
Go Green on Thursday 17 October
- Wear green and bring in 50p for charity (£1 if you fail to wear green);
- Travel to school in the most Eco-friendly way possible;
- FairTrade cake sale during break;
- Help to plant spring bulbs during lunch;
- Cycle on a pedal-a-watt bike.

More information about Go Green Day can be found here:



Thursday, 10 October 2013

Go Green Day

Join in our Go Green Day celebrations on Thursday 17 October!

Firstly, it will be a non-uniform day, but with a slight twist. If pupils and staff wear an item of green clothing they will pay 50p - but if they fail to wear green, they’ll have to pay £1 instead. The greener the better! The money will go towards ‘The Size of Wales’ charity and developing Eco-initiatives in the 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 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, the science and technology departments are working hard to enable us to use pedal power to light up a miniature school. Sixth formers and teachers are encouraged to give up some of their time (during free periods) to help to keep the school alight all day.
And to reward pupils for their hard work, a new Eco-Reward card is being launched. Just like a coffee shop reward card, pupils can collect stickers for taking part in eco-activities around the school and win prizes. Collect an Eco-Reward card from Mrs Ellis in B1C or Dr Stacey in A2G.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

September Eco-Committee meeting minutes

In our first Eco-Committee meeting of the year, new committee members from year 7 were welcomed - Nia Evans and Luke Hinkin-Evans. The main topic for discussion was Go Green Day - the school will be marking Go Green Day on Thursday 17 October and a number of activities have been planned.

To read the minutes go to Eco-Committee Updates.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Eco-Schools Workshop Days

During the last week of the summer term, year 10 pupils took part in a series of workshops on an Eco-Schools theme.

Pupils make an impact in South Africa

Cowbridge pupils had the experience of a lifetime during the summer holiday when they travelled to South Africa to work with a charity called the Goedgedacht Trust.

They have brought home lasting impressions of how difficult life is for some children and young people there and with a greater realisation of lucky they are.


To see more pictures go to