Sunday, October 21, 2007

News to You

If you want a global perspective about what's happening to our enviroment, then take a look at Planet Ark. This informative, Australian website tackles most green issues and you can sign up to have a daily list of articles from all over the world emailed to you. I Have to say that most of it is fairly gloomy!
Click on the link at the bottom of the page

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Recycling to help Others

If you give your old spectacles to Vision Aid Overseas , it's good to know that they will be sent to needy people in developing countries and also give useful employment to the inmates of 6 prisons in this country, who sort, grade and pack them prior to sending them overseas.

For people in the developing world with poor vision, being educated and finding employment is very difficult.
With the correct spectacles, people can learn, work and achieve a quality of life, which was previously unobtainable.

There is lots more information on the Vision Aid Overseas website

Monday, October 01, 2007

Just News

The start of a new educational year is a good time to take stock and plan for the future. The accounts for our recycling centre have been returned, showing a slight downturn in the amount that was raised for school. I'm pleased to report that £6000 was transferred to school funds, to pay for "Computer and School support"

Before I retired from teaching at Elmsett School, we set up an Early Years Unit, paid for by the recycling fund. It was disbanded for a few years but has been resurrected again and the Head Teacher has asked me if the recycling fund can support it as before, something which I am very pleased to do!

Those companies that are interested in Buckle's Wood, our new community woodland, might like to know that Suffolk ACRE, at their recent annual awards ceremony, commended our scheme as an "outstanding Community Achievement".