Composting Has Begun!

MOL have now taken another step on our eco journey, with the introduction of composting at the school.  Pupils and staff can now put any fruit waste in our compost ‘caddies’ which will then be emptied into our big black compost bins.  Shredded paper from the office and garden waste will also go into the compost bins. Hopefully by next year we should have some lovely compost to use in our raised beds!

Wanted – Car Mats!

Hi everyone, this is a message from the eco-committee to say if you have any old car mats could you please donate them to the eco-committee as we are planning to use them to stop seagulls getting into our litter bins.

Thanks,

The MOL Eco Committee

New Eco Code!

The eco-committee recently met to choose a winner for our Eco Code competition.  The high standard of entries made this a long and difficult process but eventually they agreed on a winner.

Our new eco code is……….

Green Today – Greener Tomorrow

The winning code was created by Megan in P7, and the committee thought it was fantastic because of the different ways in which it can be interpreted.  Ultimately, it sums up our aim  – to be a greener school, as well as what should happen if we do more to be ‘green’ right now.

The new code will be displayed in every classroom and elsewhere around the school. 

Community Litter Pick

What a Load of Rubbish!  ….was what we found today, as pupils from MOL along with some parent and community volunteers collected an incredible 36 bin-bags of rubbish on our litter pick!   We started out at the area behind the co-op car park, and worked our way round the waste ground to the playpark behind the MUGA.  Each class came out for a 25-minute stint, and although they all really enjoyed themselves, they were quite shocked at just how much litter was found.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the pupils, staff, parents and other helpers for their   efforts today, and especially to Richard Crawford and the community council  who arranged for Highland Council to lend us some litter pickers, as well as arranging funding for the school to purchase our own litter picking equipment.  The weather was kind to us (apart from P4A who got caught in a shower!), and the day has been a huge success, so thanks again to all involved!

Mr Cain

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Outside the Co-op: Before…..
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Outside the Co-op: During…..
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Outside the Co-op: After!

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Green Day 2015!

On Monday MOL held our first Green Day, to raise awareness of recycling and encourage pupils and staff to recycle more at school and at home.  All the pupils were encouraged to wear green, and pupils in P4-7 took part in an inter-house challenge to build recycling bins from recycled materials.  They also had to design posters to go on the school’s recycling bins, as well as a poster to go on the MUGA entrance asking evening users to respect our MUGA by not littering.

Redwood House came out as winners of both the poster competitions, while the champions of the Recycling Challenge were Cedarwood with two fantastically designed and engineered bins!

The day was a great success, and hopefully we should now see a lot more recycling taking place in the school and at home!

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New Eco Committee

Following our recent class elections, our new MOL Eco Committee for 2015-16 looks like this:

P2A – Fraser             P2B – Ryan             P2/3 – Cole           P3 – Nieve         P3/4 – Lewis

P4A – Shaun            P4B – Mia             P5A – Charlotte      P6A – Isla       P6B – Owen

P7A – Naomi              P7B – Darren

P1 and Nursery representatives will join later in the school year.

Our first Eco-Committee meeting will take place on Monday 21st September at 1.3opm.