Eco-school is running a Rag Bag collection starting on Monday 28th and will be collecting up to Monday 5th December.
If you or your family have any unwanted clothing (bags, hats, belts included) or anwanted towels, curtains and bed linens can you bring them into school and 6th year pupils will collect your donations from you as you come through the PE doors by the 6th year common room.
For every donation you will get a lollipop with a raffel ticket and entered into a prize draw to win either itunes or high street vouchers.
Any donations are welcome.
Alternatively your parents can drop of donations at the school office.
Girvan Academy Eco-school committee are running a “bring in an old mobile phone day” on Friday the 25 March. This gives pupils a chance to bring in their old mobile phones which they no longer need and are cluttering up their bedrooms and it also helps the school encourage pupils to look after their environment. All pupils who bring in a phone are put into a draw and the one pulled out will receive a £15 voucher.
Win a £15 voucher – every mobile phone brought in will get your name entered in a Prize Draw!
Girvan Academy Eco-school committee will be selling Fair Trade muffins on Thursday 3rd March 2011 in support of Fair Trade fortnight, so bring some money and support both your Eco-school committee and also the promotion of Fair Trade!
The second year pupils at Girvan Academy were set a challenge by the Eco-School committee to create an Eco-school code which they created during their PSE classes.
There were many brilliant entries but the committee concluded that the winners of the competition were Kelsey Browne, Mollie Browne, Stuart Scholes and Daniel Fyfe. The winning entry was a rap created to Eminem’s song, “Not Afraid”, and is as follows:
I’m not afriad, to pick up litter.
From the street, so get on your feet.
We will save this world together, through the storm.
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let me know that, I’m not alone.
Holla if you want to save the world with me.
You shouldn’t throw away your paper before you recycle.
I shouldn’t have to tell you, you should already know to do it.
You think that being green, makes you a hippie.
Our second place winners were Sarah Reid and Emma McAllister who created a t-shirt design.
After a very close and competitive inter-house competition, Glenapp emerged victorious as winners of the Eco-school Christmas card recycling competition. The competition between members of staff was even more fierce, with Mrs Morrison emerging as the winner having recycled over 400 cards. Miss Murray came a close second with over 300. Both members of staff were rewarded for their efforts with hand delivered tea and a cake at break-time. Such was the success of this initiative that it will become a regular fixture. A roaring success for Girvan academy eco-warriors!
The Girvan Academy Eco-schools committee is now up and running again. It aims to make the school and the surrounding community more eco-friendly by encouraging recycling, saving energy, and looking after the environment. The school currently has its bronze award and is working towards its silver award and eventually a green flag. It currently has 17 members ranging from first year all the way through to fifth and sixth years. Our first year pupils are Lauren Stevenson and Suzanne Oliphant. Second year pupils are, Praphatsara Tahtum, Amber Cook, Stuart Scholes and Daniel Fyfe. The third year members are Chloe Barr and Tamara Nichol. Our fourth year member is Dale Knowles. The senior pupils are, Jenna Hilliard, Amy Forte, Kerri Lindsay, Jay Taylor, Andrew Brown, Hannah Agnew, Shannon McAllister and Jack McClymont. The committee’s first project will be to collect and recycle old Christmas cards. It will be an inter-house competition and the house with the most cards recycled will receive house points. All cards must be handed in to the house boxes by the 14th January 2011.