School 'Eco' Council

School Eco Council 2018 - 19

 

Our School Eco Council for 2018-19 have now all been elected and taken up their positions on the Council. They had their first meeting earlier and are all ready for the busy year ahead; Going for our second Green Eco flag and 'Going for Gold' through SUSTRANS.

It was brilliant to see so many pupils interested in joining the School Eco Council and the manifestos written and presented were of top quality.

Congrats to our new eight Councillors

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.

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

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.