Good luck to our Year 10 students with their Year 10 exams this week.......           Our Year 11 Afterschool revision programme continues this week - Wednesday's afterschool. This week's topic is COASTAL LANDSCAPES.       GCSE help clinics continue to run on Friday lunchtimes in N16.         

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An Introduction to the work of Eco-Ivo
The Eco-Ivo group comprises students who are interested and
enthusiastic about getting involved in environmental projects both
 locally, nationally and globally.  Meetings are held every fortnight in
the geography department to discuss strategies for promoting eco ideas and events and for raising environmental awareness in school.

Over the past year the group has been instrumental in maintaining a high Fairtrade profile in school with an event each term. We were runners up in the Huntingdon District Council Green Hearts Community Awards; we have entered a bid each year since the start of these awards and were touched by the words that were expressed about the school on the night, "St Ivo has always been an environmental beacon amongst schools in Huntingdonshire and 2012 has been another successful year for all involved in environmental activities with the school." Further work has been focused on the recycling of textiles and to this end the school has been in collaboration with St Ives Town Football Club to site a textile bank on the far end of the Rec Centre car park. The theme of textile recycling will be promoted by the Environmental Network (organised and run by Stuart Nunn, St Ivo geography teacher) which coordinates work between St Ivo and the local primary schools. Further afield, we are still supporting the rescue of albatross chicks in the South Pacific by collecting stamps and closer to home, we are strong supporters of Holt Island Nature Reserve.

Meetings are held in N21 on Thursdays, Week B.  All new members welcome!

Eco-Ivo News

 FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2016 - Find out what we got up to here…
                         Monday 29th February - Friday 13th March

- Fairtrade Stalls - every break and lunchtime during the fortnight
- The Kilombero Rice Challenge -
find out more here
- The great “Fairtrade” Geography Breakfast - more info to come..


Eco-Ivo News - Oct-Dec 2015
Eco-Ivo members have been busy. Firstly, contact has been made with local primary schools and Eco-Ivo sixth formers are going in to schools and giving presentations on Fairtrade and the work done in St.Ivo by Eco-Ivo. Secondly, KS3 and KS4 Eco-Ivo members are ordering trees through the Woodland Trust. They are in negotiations with the school site team and premises manager to plant some saplings where the poplar trees used to be at the entrance to the school.

Finally, a message to all at Christmas time…. please save your stamps from your Christmas cards; buckets with Eco-Ivo on are in reception for these. The stamps will be sent to the RSPB to continue the good work they do on bird conservation both locally and around the world. Do have a green and merry Christmas! Please try and buy trees with root balls and use them every year or have an artificial one.

Eco-Ivo News - Sept-Oct 2015
Eco-Ivo members have been busy this term. A meeting and lunch at Hinchingbrooke School was a highlight where Eco-Ivo spoke to members of the lower and upper school about what can be achieved environmentally in a school. Eco-Ivo has nearly a decade of strong ecological best practice to share and Hinchingbrooke School were most receptive hosts.

On the Open Evening on Thursday 8th October Eco-Ivo members manned Fairtrade stands on two sites in school; one in Reception and the other in the Geography Department. St Ivo is a Fairtrade school and has been for many years and we took this opportunity to celebrate by handing out cups of Fairtrade tea, coffee or chocolate. All that the members asked was that parents and families tried to buy at least one Fairtrade product when they went shopping.

Eco-Ivo Visit to Hinchingbrooke - October 2015

On Wednesday 7th October, 13 members of Eco-Ivo visited Hinchingbrooke, along with Mrs Morey and Mr Nunn, to help share the superb Eco-work undertaken at St Ivo. The students, ranging from Year 7-13, travelled to Hinchingbrooke with the aim of inspiring their students to take part and drive the Eco-work within their secondary school. It was a fantastic event seeing our students mixing with Hinchingbrooke's newly formed Eco-Warriors group, discussing environmental matters and the challenges of undertaking environmental projects in a large secondary school. The students were also enthusiastically disseminating advice to staff at the school and were invited to present in the sixth form assembly that afternoon. Several members of staff at Hinchingbrooke commented on how impressive Eco-Ivo were and were very keen for the group to further support them in the future. The students were a real credit to St Ivo!

Eco-Ivo News - July 2015
St Ivo is a Fairtrade school and is proud of having that award and of keeping it for over 6 years now at the highest level of accreditation. This year many students helped out with the selling of Fairtrade chocolate and other products in Fairtrade Week held during February and March. Two stalls located in school were manned by students of all years, supervised by sixth formers. Fairtrade Fortnight could not happen in St Ivo School without the superb help of the sixth form and many thanks goes to them for their continued support of the environmental projects and good works that we do.

At the end of June, Eco-Ivo were happy to join in the excellent Eco Day organised by Mr Nunn as part of his Environmental Network. Participants came from a variety of primary schools around St Ives as well as Hinchingbrooke School, whose headmaster, teachers, sixth form and younger students were most impressed by the eco-work that takes place in St Ivo. Eco-Ivo members had great fun making Fairtrade ice cream using FT and locally-sourced ingredients. Each attendee was given a sample of the ice cream, which on a hot day, went down very well.

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