Raising Awareness for Red Cross Refugee Week
Eight Year 11 girls have just completed an unusual Duke of Edinburgh Award Service – they have been spending their spare lunchtimes making MORS bags from new and second hand fabrics donated by staff and pupils. The idea for these fabric bags was conceived in 2007 by a couple in the west of England, as a response to the vast amount of plastic bags being used, many of which find their way in waterways and oceans and damage our marine life. All the bags the pupils have made will be given away (‘guerilla bagging’) in Stamford Market on Friday June 21st , when the High School has a market stall to raise funds and awareness for Red Cross Refugee Week.
The girls are looking forward to peoples’ responses to being presented with a free cloth bag for their shopping (being ‘guerilla bagged’), and explaining that all they have to do is to use the bag! The girls will also be selling cakes, plants potted up from the school greenhouse, a Meat Free Monday recipe booklet, bird feeders and rag rug pot stands which were made by the Green Group. Please come along and show your support for the girls.