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Queen Elizabeth II High School fundraising and helping the community

QEII High School have been busy finding wonderful, imaginative and exciting ways to raise money for their selected charities!  Asthma UK – sponsored car wash/silence/bike ride, guess the name of the bear, how many sweets in a jar.  £200 raised Manx Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals – Whole school dress as an […]

T-Shirt Re-Cycling Mission

Subject Each year over 2 billion t-shirts are sold worldwide. The production of one t-shirt uses 700 gallons of water. The production of cotton textiles also releases   by-products of starch, paraffin dyes, pesticides and other harmful products into the air and soil.In 2004 the UK imported approximately 460 million t-shirts. Each t-shirt could have been […]

‘Grow your own Clothes‘ feature in Manx Wearable Art Show

The girls involved in the Queen Elizabeth II High School ‘Grow your own Project’ were invited to display their clothes they have grown in the bi-annual Manx Wearable Art Show. The girls were given the opportunity to spread their message about the environmental impact and their eco – concerns around ‘fast fashion’. They paraded their garments […]

QEII High School Mission – Grow your Own Clothes

Subject As fashion conscious teenagers we are aware that many people have to have the latest style and since prices are low many consider clothing to be disposable. This so called ‘fast fashion’ leaves a pollution footprint with each step of the clothing life cycle generating potential environmental and occupational hazards. Influenced by fashion designer […]

Yr 7 Students continue the Paper Cycle Project

We have continued our Paper Cycle Project into the Summer Term. As well as  continuing to make our paper fuel briquettes and paper recycling boxes we have started 2 new projects involving recycling paper. These are making seed paper and making paper pots for growing seeds. Paper Briquettes  Year 7 students made a further 200 paper […]

Gambia Report

Gambia 2011   We were very lucky to embark on a ‘once in a lifetime trip’ to the Gambia. The trip was a prize for winning the Most Outstanding School at the Giving Nation Social Action Awards in October. Giving Nation is a project of the Citizenship Foundation that aims to build engaged and active youth […]

Gambia is Good (GIG) Project

Visit to Gambia Is Good (GIG) Community Farm Concern Universal is helping local communities to grow fresh produce that can be sold to hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. Over 1000 women have been trained by the GIG project. The women are selected from their communities and training is carried out on the farms. When they return […]