Eco-themed Spring Fair
On 13 March, an eco-themed Spring Fair was held at Christ’s Hospital, hosted by the School’s eco club, which is known as the Eco Rangers. The fair was to fundraise for The Sussex Wildlife Trust and for an organisation called Bags of Support, run by a parent of a CH pupil.
The Spring Fair featured many different stalls run by pupils, including a massive ‘kilo sale’ of second-hand clothes, which means the price of clothes was based on weight. The clothes were donated by pupils, the CH Thrift Shop and Bags of Support. There were many other stalls too, including a vegan cake stall, a tote bag decorating stall, a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ stall, a raffle (with the prizes donated by the local farm shop, Westons), an eco-refill centre and much more. The Eco Rangers decorated Big School with paper chains made from paper that would otherwise be thrown away, as well as posters explaining the effects of fast fashion, global warming and loss of biodiversity.
Maddie Loveless, a DG (Year 12) pupil who played a big part in organising the fair, said ‘The Spring Fair was a fantastic event to encourage the student body to be conscious of individual environmental impact. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to run it and I am grateful to staff and pupils for being supportive towards a cause that I am so passionate about. The Eco Rangers continue to work hard to promote sustainability within CH and the wider world.’
The event raised further awareness about the current climate crisis, as well as over £900 for the two chosen charities. The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity that protects wildlife in Sussex through environmental education and campaigns to ensure generations that follow enjoy the benefits of biodiversity. Bags of Support collects textiles and clothes from schools and recycles them, helping those who are less fortunate, particularly those part of the community in Nkuringo, Uganda.