School 'Eco' Council

School Eco Council fund raising

The School ECO Council used some of their funds raised from last year's Second Hand Book sale to purchase bungee bouncers and therapy putty for our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 pupils. Every year the School Eco Council raise funds which they put back into the school by buying what year groups and classes have requested.

Next Friday will be another School Eco School fundraiser, Ditch the Dark Day. Half of the money from this will be given to a charity and the other half will be used by the School Eco Council to purchase another set of resources for pupil use.

Belfast Giants Visit Key Stage 2

Primary 5, 6 and 7 recently enjoyed a visit from Cole, an American player for the Belfast Giants accompanied by Gordy,  the Coordinator of the Belfast Giants Healthy Schools Programme.  This Programme is sponsored by Subway and is part of the Giants Healthy Lifestyle Programme, it is in its twelfth year and informs the children on how important it is for the Giants to eat properly, train carefully and perform well on the ice.  Everyone enjoyed meeting Cole and listening to his game plan techniques!

New Bird Tables

We are delighted with our new bird tables that have been built and positioned outside our P3 classrooms to aid P3 with their Bird Topic. The School Eco Council purchased these using some of the money raised from their Bag2School recycling campaign before Christmas. It's great to see our School Eco Council using their budget (from funds that they have raised) to help our school grounds develop. Hopefully the birds will like these as much as we do. 

School Eco Council 2017-18

Our New School Eco Council for 2017-18, voted for by their classmates after presenting their manifestos at the end of September.

The new group of children have got straight to work at their first meeting, completing an Environmental Review and updating our Eco Schools Action Plan. They also looked at a 'Active Travel Pledge' which has now been given to every class as part of our work with Sustrans. This is also attached to this news article.

Attachments:
Download this file (Active Travel Pledge.pdf)Active Travel Pledge[ ]536 kB

School 'Eco' Council visit the Civic Centre

Thanks to an invitation from the Deputy Lord Mayor, Paul Greenfield, our School 'Eco' Council travelled up to the Civic Centre to see how Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council conduct business. Our Councillors had a chance to see the Lord Mayor's Parlour and take a seat in Craigavon Chambers which they loved. They also had a chance to try on robes and the Deputy Lord Mayor's chain.

Upper Bann MP David Simpson also took some time out of his busy schedule to meet with our Councilors and talk us through the role of an MP. Our Councilors had a chance to talk about their manifestos and elections within school, and ask the politicians numerous questions about why they got into politics.

This was a fantastic treat for each of our Councilors and we would like to thank the Deputy Lord Mayor Councilor Paul Greenfield for making it happen, and thank Upper Bann MP David Simpson for meeting with us.

To see some pictures, click the 'read more' link below: