Eco activities and competitions

Wrigley Litter Less Campaign - Pick 4

We are into the fourth month of our 'Wrigley Litter Less Campaign' and today four more of our P7 girls went out to litter pick inside and outside of our school grounds. With the builders being onsite, a lot of our grounds and currently inaccessible, although we still managed to bag some litter on the adjoining laneway at the bottom of the path and at the Windsor Lodge entrance. Today the girls collected one bin-liner (6kg) of litter.

As an Ambassador Eco School we are delighted to be involved in such a campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE, currently running in 15 countries. We want to not only reduce litter but also change long term behaviour.

School Eco Council - Eco Code Competition

 

Our School ‘Eco’ Council are inviting you to take part in another competition, which is to create a new ECO CODE.

This year, we would like our ECO CODE to be made as a character (which will be used as an ECO Council logo and replace the one on the top left of this note).

 

What is an ECO CODE?

  • Your Eco-Code should be your mission statement. It should demonstrate, in a clear and imaginative way, your school's core values and commitment towards improving its environmental performance and striving towards a sustainable future.

Competition details:

  • In your own time, create an ECO CODE CHARACTER (and their Mission Statement).

  • It can be created either using pen & paper, or on the computer.

  • Give it to Mr Gault before FRIDAY 08 FEBRUARY

  • When the School Eco Council meet again they will bring all the entries and will select a winning one which will be used as our School ECO CODE and LOGO.

  • Competition entry form is attached to this article.

 

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Litter Awareness in P4

Pamela Hanna from Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council came in to speak to our P4s about Litter Awareness. She talked about protecting our environment and preserving our community. We looked at the damages to wildlife and how our community should look! Our pupils were informed about what our Council do to stop people littering and the message of what we can do to be create less litter was talked about.

Now its up to us to 'PASS IT ON.'

Wrigley Litter Less Campaign - Pick 3

We are into the third month of our 'Wrigley Litter Less Campaign' and today four more of our P7 girls went out to litter pick inside and outside of our school grounds. Today they collected another two bin-liners (12kg) of litter which will help to clean up our surrounding area just before Christmas.

As an Ambassador Eco School we are delighted to be involved in such a campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE, currently running in 15 countries. We want to not only reduce litter but also change long term behaviour. 

Bag2School collections all week

This week we will take any of your donations for our Bag2School project.

Donations can include adult and children's:

-clothes

-Shoes (tied together please)

-Hats

-Belts

-Bags

-Teddies

-Mobile phones, tablets or digital cameras (handed into ofice)

Please NO Duvets, Pillows, Curtains, Bedding, Towels or End-Of-Life Clothing

Any donations should simply be left along the walls of the mall. Try and fill as many bags as you can (ask grandparents, friends and neighbours also). Any bags can be used, although if you would like I do have a number of Bag2School bin liners in school. Please just ask.

Why are we doing this?

Firstly, we will receive money for the school for the amount we recycle, and secondly, this recycling is a great way for us to continue our 'Eco Schools' vision.

 Let's see how well we can do.

 

 

 

 

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