Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 The theme this year is '#She Deserves' - a living income for fairtrade workers especially women growing cocoa for chocolate. We are also participating in activities to achieve the Fairtrade Schools Award: Fair Aware Award.
A big Thank you from all the Eco committee for all donations made to our foodbank collection - as always we were overwhelmed by the generosity of all our Beatlie friends. We collected 86.5kg worth of food which they calculated would be aproximately 206 meals for a lot of appreciative families at this time of [...]
We raised almost £500 at the Christmas Fair on Friday! We have sent £50 to 'Unique' a charity which supports research into 'Rare Chromosomes and Gene Disorders'. The charity was nominated by Sandi Gardner. Merry Christmas and thank you to everyone who came along to support us!!
For National Book Week we explored 'The Gruffalo' story. This year, we are taking forward Story Massage across the whole school with someone being trained for this in each class and the pupils all really enjoyed the Gruffalo story massage regularly during the week. The pictures below show some of the pupils from Glendevon taking [...]
This year The Unicef Outright Campaign focused on learning about the impact of air pollution. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 24 Every child has the right to a clean environment, including breathing clean air wherever they live, learn and play. At Beatlie we embarked on a Bubble Walk as a whole [...]
World Cerebal Palsy Day: Saturday 6th October We look forward to seeing you at the coffee morning on Friday to highlight this charity. Glendevon would like to raise funds through the sale of our green ribbon bath/shower jellies @ 50p for a bag of lovely fresh minty smell! #BEECPD
Article 32 (child labour) Governments must protect children from economic exploitation and work that is dangerous or might harm their health, development or education. Governments must set a minimum age for children to work and ensure that work conditions are safe and appropriate. Due to the success we had last session, we are continuing our [...]
Today we're off to the kitchen to look at food packaging. Here's a snapshot of the scale of the issue: Although UK supermarkets keep their plastic footprint secret with a confidentiality agreement, the Guardian believe that consumers are bringing home more than 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste every year. Across the world, our addiction [...]
This week we have pledged to do our best to highlight Zero Waste Week. Within school we are carrying out a Waste Audit to remind us what and how we can recycle and to also see what we are throwing away which should make us all think about what we are throwing away and what [...]
I'd like to say a big thank you to Nathan, his mum and dad for looking after Ochiltree's sunflower so well over the summer holiday. On the last day of term there was one flower just about to 'pop' and look how it has grown. Fantastic work guys.