Eco-Schools

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Eco School’s Co-ordinator – Mr Henry

Eco Team –

P.3                                             P.6

Rory McConnell                      Anna Rose McSorley

Noah Alexander                       Rhea Waring

Daniel Man                               Louis Gaul

Rory Sweeney                           Ciara Connolly

 

P.4

Jonathan Massarella

Maria Hassan                         P.7

Leona Nelson                         Katelynn McCracken

Ana McClelland                      Aimee McClelland

Molly Doherty                         Emily Man

Niamh McAllister

 

P.5

Conor Murphy

Aoibheann Borelan

Eva Sansome

Abbie O’Loan

Daniel Noade

Ben McLornan

This year our school will be linking with Sustrans NI. Sustrans Active School Travel Programme is an exciting initiative for schools who wish to see more of their pupils choosing an active and healthy journey to school.
Sustrans is being funded by the Department for Infrastructure and the Public Health Agency to continue delivering the Active School Travel Programme across Northern Ireland for the next five years until 2021. 
Increasing the number of children who regularly walk, cycle or scoot to school has numerous benefits including:
·         increased physical activity levels resulting in improved health and well-being
·         reduced congestion and pollution around schools 
·         improved academic performance and attendance rates
·         increased road safety awareness
·         increased confidence, self-esteem and independence for young people.
This initiative provides schools with a planned programme of activities throughout the year, both in and out of the classroom, as well as direct hands-on support from our dedicated Sustrans Active Travel Officer, Johnny McCrystal. The fundamental aim of the initiative is providing schools with the skills and knowledge to get more children walking, cycling and scooting as their main mode of transport to school.

Click on the links below to view our School Eco Code and our Eco Schools Action Plan.

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Our 2nd Eco Flag                                              

We were so excited, but also nervous on the day! First of all we had a practise of doing our part in the presentation allof the eco team had made. Then we went back to our classroom, seeing as Cathy, the inspector had gone to the wrong school. Then, after she had arrived, Mr Henry  took us to the first place we planned to take her to, the eco schools notice board. She asked us lots of questions, and we answered them. Next I suggested going to P5A. Cathy asked about eco monitors. We said that they switch of lights and make sure that pc’s and whiteboards are switched off when we’re not using them. Then we went to P7 to visit Lorcan, Arjah and Tom, our Environmental Speech finalists. Cathy asked if we were doing anything else to be eco-friendly. MrMcLaughlin said they were doing an end of year show and they used recycled materials for props. After that we went to show Cathy the starting of our greenhouse project and when we went out, some of the P1’s were gardening so Cathy asked them a few questions. After that we went inside to show Cathy the reports of the Spring Clean P3’s had made. Next we went to the P3’s classroom to ask them a few questions. Cathy then went to talk to Mr Matthews while we waited a few minutes. Then just before lunch Cathy announced that we have earned our 2nd Eco Flag!

By Eva  P5B

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