School 'Eco' Council

Ditch The Dark Day 2024

It was wonderful to see the children shining bright on Friday for Ditch the Dark Day as well as all the bikes and scooters with accessories. 

During our School Assembly we talked about the importance of being bright and safe on dark days when actively travelling to and from school.  Thank you to everyone for participating in this fun and enjoyable day and for the effort that was put into outfits and accessorizing bikes and scooters.

Huge well done to our winners of Brightest Scooter and Brightest Bike who won lights to accessorize their bike and scooter and to help them stay safe.

It was a tough decision when judging the Brightest Class but congratulations must go to Primary 4 Mrs Carpenter, our deserving winners, we hope they all enjoyed their little sweet treat.

The children all enjoyed the Red Dress Fun Run for NI Chest, Heart and Stroke and thank you to all who generously donated to this very worthwhile charity.  The total amount raised will follow!

Please enjoy looking through the photos of a very memorable day!

Ditch The Dark Day / Red Dress Run 2024

Our Eco Council promoted Ditch the Dark Day and fundraiser run for Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) during our full school assembly today.  The Eco Council asked pupils to come to school on Friday 02 February wearing something red and other bright items of clothing for Ditch the Dark.  Pupils will also be allowed to accessorise their scooters and bikes with fluorescent colours and lights to match their bright attire.  There will be prizes for the 'Brighest Class' and the 'Brightest Bike/Scooter'.  Pupils are also encouraged to donate a voluntary donation of £1.00 on the day.  All proceeds will go towards NICHS.

School Eco Council working hard

Today our School Eco Council met for the second time this year, looking at many Eco related things that are currently going on. As well as encouraging their own classes to be involved in the 'Interclass Active Travel Competition' they also looked at how we could promote our Bag2School Recycling Project (which begins next Monday) in order to raise money and add to our 'Eco' Budget.

The Councillors also had a few great suggestions to help reduce plastic waste (watch this space) along with some thoughts around ideas shared by their classmates through the suggestion boxes.

Our School Eco Council For 2023/24

We would like to welcome our new Eco School Councillors to their new role as part of the School Council.  Mrs McElhinney and Mrs Peacocke have already met with them to discuss some up and coming initiatives and are really pleased with the participation and enthusiasm for the year ahead.

School Eco Council 2019-20 First Meeting

Our 2019-20 School Eco Council met for the first time today. They completed our annual Environmental Review, updated the Eco School Action Plan and updated out litter picking timetable to try and keep our school as clean and tidy as possible.