Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Green fingers at the ready

The Eco-Action Club is back and KS3 pupils planted winter vegetable seeds into trays with the support of Year 11 pupils Callum Marlor and Lukas Wallis.

The trays have now been placed on the window sills in the Biology lab to germinate in the hope that they can be planted out in The Veg Plot in a fortnight.

Thank you to Miss Taylor for supporting the Eco-Action Club.

The Veg Plot

With thanks to Mr Jenkins the caretaker the Eco-Action Club has a new home, The Veg Plot!

With money the pupils raised through Go Green Day activities, the Eco-Committee bought the materials needed to build a fence and gateway into The Veg Plot.

This year, the Eco-Action Club will benefit from the support of members of the local community through the inter-generational project and hope to harvest a healthy crop soon!

Diolch yn fawr Mr Jenkins!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Budding journalists showcase work at Royal Welsh Show

Talented youngsters from Welsh schools were rewarded for their work at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells during the summer holiday. Congratulations to the Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils from Cowbridge Comprehensive School who won the national and international accolade of 'Young Reporters for the Environment' and received a new video camera for the school as a prize.

In a special ceremony hosted by Wales’ leading environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) and Natural Resources Wales on Tuesday 22 July 2014, pupils from Cowbridge School showcased their work at the world famous agricultural show.

Huw Edwards, BAFTA award winning journalist and member of YRE judging panel for 2014 said: “Young Reporters for the Environment is a great opportunity for young people in Wales to sample the world of journalism while exploring the issues that impact on Wales’ environment.”

"The winning entry from Cowbridge pupils was a good production, a well-written and delivered script, with good sound and vision, smooth editing, pertinent interviews, and a good strong environmental purpose to the video. Really excellent!"

To view the video, click here.

Young Reporters for the Environment is an international programme and competition, promoted by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) and operating in 27 countries throughout the world. In Wales, the programme is managed by Keep Wales Tidy and funded by Natural Resources Wales.

YRE provides young people from the age of 11 years old, secondary school pupils, college students, youth organisations and individuals up to the age of 21 years-old with a vision of the professional world.