Coffee and Conservation

Coffee and conversation?  Coffee and conservation?  Conversing about conservation over coffee?  Cake, coffee, conversation and conservation?  Cookies, cake, coffee… 

It feels a long time ago now I know but back in the halcyon days of late Autumn our pupils made the decision that they would like to raise funds to support the Marine Conservation Society.  Our annual coffee morning was the means to this end and, guided by the experienced hand of our Health & Food Technology teacher (and organiser par excellence) Gill, they swung into action.  Come the day the sun shone, tables were laden, and guests, pupils and staff enjoyed a morning of chat and excellent fare.  Speaking of par excellence, one of the highlights of the morning was the pupil address to our guests.  Our pupil this year, Ida, brought the house down with a speech of humour with a serious edge, focusing on the damage being done to our oceans and how we all might contribute to alleviating that damage.

Fast forward to this term and we were pleased to welcome Caitlin Godfrey from the Marine Conservation Society to Dunedin School.  Caitlin spoke about the work that the MCS does and how all of as individuals can help that work.  Caitlin was pleased to accept a donation of £365.20 on behalf of Dunedin School.

And what of the future?  We are looking forward to a whole school day out next term to a local beach to carry out a beach clean-up.  There will very definitely be conservation happening.  I would imagine there will be conversation as well.  Coffee and cake? I very much hope so.