THE ECO-GROUP AND HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT TAKE ACTION ON PLASTIC
The Eco-group recently collected surveys from the S1-S3 pupils and found that most plastic bottles purchased by the pupils were for fizzy and sugary drinks; the most popular being Coca-Cola.
To help reduce these sugary drink purchases, the Eco-group have worked together to produce a lesson to educate pupils on the health issues associated with sugary and fizzy drinks. The aim is for this strategy to, not only educate pupils about healthy diets, but also to help reduce the amount of plastic that must be recycled from the Academy classrooms each day.
The Eco-group are working on the principle that ‘REDUCE’ is better than ‘RECYCLE.’
The Humanities Department will deliver a 10-minute lesson during Social Subjects and BGE classes.
In future the Eco-group will be looking at ways to promote the use of refillable water bottles.
“CAN YOU IMAGINE A COUNTRY?”
Opportunity to enter a Geographical writing competition to celebrate the second edition of Val McDermid and Jo Sharp’s book ‘Imagine a Country’.
For more information follow the link or speak to a member of staff in the Humanities Department.
The deadline is the 24th June 2022. The prize includes an invitation to a special event at Edinburgh International Book Festival and published entry in the RSGS Magazine, The Geographer.
The Eco-Group would love you to do your bit for the environment? There is an opportunity to volunteer to do tree planting on Saturday 26th March at Murray Park in Alford. Just show up if you would like to lend a hand. The tree planting starts at 10.30am.
The ‘Hunt the Letter’ Fairtrade competition that took place during Fairtrade Fortnight, was won by Harrison in S4. Here he is with his Fairtrade Easter prize, kindly donated by the Co-Op in Alford