Eco Achievements

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.

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.

We are now a Global Learning Programme School

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved our Global Learning Programme (GLP) Introductory Certificate and are now a Global Learning Programme School.

Over 300 schools in Northern Ireland have got involved with the GLP which strengthens the capacity of schools in Northern Ireland to bring global learning into their classrooms. Global Learning can be found throughout our school in numerous year groups through our topics and being part of the GLP means that we can avail of teacher training, many more resources and guidance grounded in the NI Curriculum.

Being a GLP school also aids us as we work towards our second Eco Green flag.

Best Kept Pupil Achiever Award

Today one of our P7 pupils was invited to attend the 'Best Kept' Awards ceremony at Stranmillis University College, Belfast. Mr Gault had entered this pupil into a new award, the 'Best Kept Pupil Achiever Award' due to her work on our School Eco Council and Eco related activities and initiatives this year.

We are delighted to announce that our entrant came Runner-up in this new award, which had some very tough competition.

Huge congratulations from all at Waringstown Primary School.