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.