Eco Achievements

FREE Northern Ireland Water bottle for EVERY pupil

As P4 and P6 were visited by staff from N.I. Water to talk about 'Water and Health,' we've been given a drip-free water bottle for every pupil. Your child should receive theirs at some point this week. We're asking pupils to take them home and write their name on the bottle using permanent marker.

These bottles have been donated by N.I. Water to encourage us to stop using the 'drink once' plastic bottles and reduce our plastic use.

A huge thank you to N.I. Water for their time and generosity.  

Fairtrade Schools Award

Congratulations to our World Around Us team in school for successfully achieving the Fair Active Award until June 2020. This is a fantastic achievement for a Primary School, with only a handful of Primary Schools having achieved this award.

To achieve this 'standard' the W.A.U team had to prove that it met certain criteria and submit evidence of Fairtrade work in school including lesson plans, assemblies, display boards and much more. This is a topic that Primary 6 children study in W.A.U and it also helps with our 'Green' flag awards. Congratulations to all concerned!

 

Waringstown Primary School Complete Level 1 of GLP


Waringstown Primary School is bringing the world into its classrooms! The school recently earned a Level 1 Global Learning Certificate in recognition of its continued success in implementing the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

Since joining the GLP in April 2017, the school has committed to providing education for a fair and sustainable world. This means that its pupils receive teaching that not only helps them learn about our planet, but also enables them to contribute to creating a better world.

GLP Coordinator Orla Devine offered her congratulations to the school. She said, “A huge well done to Waringstown Primary School. It’s wonderful to see the school embracing global learning in this way. Excellent progress has already been made and I wish staff and pupils every success as they continue their global learning journey together.”

The GLP helps schools in Northern Ireland embed global learning through the provision of teacher training, guidance and resources. 50% of all primary, post-primary and special schools in NI have received support from the programme since its launch in early 2015.

Waringstown is now a SILVER Sustrans school

We are delighted to have received the Silver SUSTRANS award due to the efforts of pupils, parents and staff in all the active travel initiatives that have taken place over the year. Watch out in the 2018/19 academic year as we go for gold!

Best Kept School Award 2017 - Highly Commended

We are delighted to announce that once again, Waringstown Primary School has been Highly Commended by the 'Best Kept Schools' judges who visited our school in May.

Well done to the School Eco Council, the gardening club and all our pupils (and parents) who help to keep our school looking so well.