DATE: Monday 16 December 2019
Stirling High Eco Club are always looking for ways to recycle and do as much as we can so we jumped at the chance of having our own Rag Bag Clothes Bank in the school grounds when we relocated to the new school more than 10 years ago.
All Rag Bag donations are sorted and graded. Any low grade textiles are re- purposed into things like, cloths, carpets, underlay and mattress linings while clothing of a quality is reused in developing nations. The school is paid by the KG.
The Rag Bag has been very well supported by the public, which has earned Stirling High revenue to put back into projects, which have helped the school in many ways. Over the years, the rag bag bank has enabled us to buy lots of resources, such as, class sets of calculators, PE team kits, fish for the tank, a Van der Graaf generator for science and a t-shirt printing press to reduce costs for team kits but to name a few.
Recently Stirling High opened our new Community café, this was an idea from our Community Partnership (parent council) which is used by staff and senior pupils during the week and is open to our community on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. Our café is also used for parent and carer events to support our young people with life at school. The café is a multi-purpose room so it was decided that to enhance this area a digital screen was bought to display not just what is going on in school but also ideal for when the area is used for meetings to show presentations as well as advertising what is going on at the weekends with Active Stirling as well as other local events.
We thank everyone in our community for your continued support in helping the young people of Stirling High through the Rag Bag scheme.
Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 18 December: S3/S4 Christmas Dance
Friday 20 December: Last day of term – school finishes at 1pm
Monday 6 January 2020: Start of new term. Pupils must be in school 8.40am sharp
Tuesday 7 January: S2 into S3 course choice information evening 6.30pm-8pm
Wednesday 8 January: S5/S6 Prelims begin