ACLI News

What happened this month…

Arran High School Green Show
Brilliant eco fun was had at the beginning of March at the High School as all the pupils had the chance to join in with eco activities throughout the day. This Green Show was co-hosted by ACLI and Eco-Savvy and we also invited COAST, Arran Bee Group, Arran Theatre and Arts Trust and Marvin Elliot to join in. Marvin did some creative carving to make signs which will go up around the Coastal Way. We also made green walls, plate pledges and #nowasteonmywaist tshirt designs.  
Learning to lower carbon footprints the fun way!

Lamlash Primary Mini Green Show
This eco fun session was again co-hosted by ACLI and Eco-Savvy in early March. All the pupils joined in activities including pledge bunting, decoupage plate decoration, sewing an eco banner for our hub and a food miles activity (with local ice cream!). We were joined by COAST and Arran Bee Group for a great day of eco learning, creativity and fun!

Going forward..
As you may have heard, we were unsuccessful in our application for more funding and the current funding runs out at the end of March. Sadly all the staff contracts therefore end at this point. On behalf of Matt, Darren and myself I would like to thank everyone who has supported the project so far and wish the trustees all the best for the project in the future.

For contacts, the trustees are:
Chair – Caroline McGinlay
Secretary – Rob Cowieson
Treasurer – Juliette Walsh
Trustee – Keith Robertson
If you would like to contact the project please email info@arranland.org

…A date for your diary in May…                                                                                                            There will be an Open Day on May 5th from 10am to 4pm – We plan to include free guided walks, bird walks, make-your-own herb box activity (bookable in advance), apple tree expert on site, community garden tours, transplanting demo., and tea and cakes by donation. All welcome.

 

The Community Land is signposted off Golf Course Road in Whiting Bay. Follow the sign up the track to our car park which is now back in action. For all sessions, please wear sturdy shoes, bring refreshments and waterproofs just in case!
ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT AT ALL SESSIONS