Parliament Week Stone Responses!
We've received several emails from members of the public who've found
our Parliament week stones and got in touch
to let us know about positive changes they were inspired to make!
Here's just a selection of some of the emails we've received.
We found a stone on the cycle track which is part of the
c2c from Whitehaven to Tynemouth.
We are going to cycle more rather than use the car. This is
better for the environment and we will also get fitter.
We found one of your stones recently! Chloe was delighted.
We participate in 'Dearham rocks' which is a group where we
paint and hide rocks to find in and around Dearham and
As a family we were at Dearham winter fayre at the weekend,
Chloe's daddy makes and sells handmade items, so we are, as
a family striving towards the ethos of keeping local
businesses in business by buying and selling local!
The week before, Chloe's daddy donated items to schools and
nursery's for the Remembrance Day memorials - this was for
schools to make displays and for nurseries to decorate.
This week Chloe's mammy has donated money for a charity to
buy books for children in India - here is a video of the
children getting their books.
We have also donated money to the Booktrust, this is a charity that gives books to children who are looked after in care, this means their
mammy and daddy can't look after them, at Christmas.
We hope this is what you are looking for!!
A stone has reached me - I live in Aberporth on the West
Wales coast and our village is as plastic-free as possible:
no plastic straws etc. and we can buy milk in proper glass
bottles! We made it onto the national news as all the shops
and cafes are involved. Our local council also collect
recyclable material, and there is a bottle bank in the
I hope this initiative makes the children think a bit more
about their environment.
Found in Workington, re-hidden.
At our work recently we have been having a bake sale for a
local cat charity in Keswick and collecting underwear to
send to ladies in less economically developed countries.
Isobel age 6 from Lancashire found Harry's stone in Rovaniemi, Finland. It really made her smile as she loves
painting stones at home and hiding them in the local park.
She's had an amazing time in Lapland and hopes Harry did as
We found your stone! We attach a photograph of your stone that we found at Dubs Hut on our way up to Haystacks. In 2003 my now husband asked me to
marry him in that hut, and we visit it twice a year when we climb up to Haystacks. It is our favourite place in England.
We found your stone outside the gate of the hut but it was getting very wet and the colour has run. We replaced the stone in the window gap inside the
porch so it is protected from the rain but can still be seen by those visiting the hut. My name is Hazel and I work at
the University of Winchester. At our University we are
passionate about 'green' issues. We recycle chewing and
bubble gum to make coffee cups. I attach a photograph of
our coffee cups. The university gives each new student and
each new staff member a coffee cup on joining us. We use
these instead of disposable cups when we buy hot drinks in
our cafes. This saves on waste. You can read more about it
My husband, Simon, works for the
University of Southampton. They encourage staff to car
share to reduce carbon emissions. Those who car share can
get reduced price car parking on campus. Those staff who
own cars with lower emissions can also get cheaper car
parking. We have a low emissions car so Simon gets cheaper
We are currently on holiday so
have sent this email from my personal email account. If you
would like to reply to me then you may prefer to use my work
account: I would love to hear more about how many stones
have been found and what news you have received.
Happy new year!
Hazel & Simon
Primary 1 at Braehead School in Aberdeen, Scotland were
delighted to find your rock!
This month we have been taking part in lots of activities to
make a difference in our community.
Reverse Advent Calendar
Every child was allocated a day in December. On that day,
they were asked to bring in a donation for a local food
bank. In return, they got to open the class chocolate advent
calendar for that day! So far, we are gathering a fantastic
collection of food to help families less fortunate than
Toy for Cash4 Kids
Primary 1 have worked hard to raise money to buy a toy for a
local toy appeal which donates Christmas presents to
children who would not receive a gift on Christmas day, The
children donated old toys from home that they no longer
wanted. We held a class toy sale where children paid 50p to
purchase a toy.
We raised £22. We walked to the local supermarket where we
purchased a Christmas present for a little boy - a cuddly
dinosaur and a Star Wars Lego set We also purchased a toy
for a little girl - a doll and a Polly Pocket set.
We have a post on our school blog if you want to see some
Feel free to ask if you want any further information.
Gillian Low (Primary 1 teacher)