High School Students Go Green
On Tuesday 15th November Stamford High School ran a ‘Green Fair’ in the School Hall.
The fair included a number of fun activities, mostly run by students, which highlighted the issue of waste. These included a revamped fashion competition, “new to you” clothes, accessories, bric-a-brac and books, a raffle, games and the chance to make purses out of tetrapaks. There was also a stall selling “pants to poverty” underwear, bamboo fibre socks and handmade African Christmas cards. The fair raised £240 which went to Children in Need.
The fair comes as part of a wider theme across the Stamford Endowed Schools this year of looking into waste. Other activities have included completing a waste audit and a recycled fashion show. Sixth Form Green Prefect Emily Woolnough (Year 13) is also currently working on a database which will allow and encourage students to recycle their books and uniform.
Mary Cade - Biology teacher and fair organiser – commented “It is very important to raise awareness about green issues and help the girls to think about how they can minimize waste and have a greener lifestyle.”