Eco Committee Gift Swaps

The Eco Committee are delighted to share news of their first ever Christmas Gift Swap! The event was organised in partnership with Liverpool World Centre and the Liverpool College PTA, and on the back of its huge success, we're already putting plans in motion to host a Ramadan Gift Swap later in the term. 
The Christmas Gift Swap was inspired by the Eco Committee's drive to embed sustainability and inclusivity throughout all aspects of school life. Festive celebrations can often bring with them financial pressures and unnecessary waste. The purpose of the Gift Swap was to reduce the need for students and their families to buy new and to give preloved and homemade items a new home. 
Students and staff who attended the Gift Swap commented on the commitment shown by our pupil volunteers and the generosity of our donors. Gift Swappers went away with gifts ranging from novelty gifts to books and games to tricycles and Christmas trees! 
What's more, our raffle raised £50 for Whitechapel to help the homeless and £50 for Bridge2 to help asylum seekers and refugees. Everton football club generously donated two stadium tour passes to help generate interest and raise money for our raffle. Thank you to Everton for supporting our cause. Thanks too to the following independent businesses for donating prizes, supporting our raffle and helping people in need at Christmas: Tara's Tulips, Anna Gaston Art, Art by Mel Scholer Whitty, For Me and You, Just Bee Gorgeous, Livlamode Crafts, Michaela aromatherapy and Belle Vale shoes. Thanks also to members of the local community who donated prizes and supported our school's cause. 
The event created a real buzz around sustainable gifting. The Eco Committee are looking forward to our upcoming Ramadan Gift Swap, which is due to take place on Friday 22nd March. So, if you're looking for an excuse for a Spring clear-out, we would welcome your preloved gifts/homemade items! 
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Miss Whittell, Mrs Watson & The Eco Committee