The Eco Committee is made up of 2 pupils from each class in Years 4 to 7 and we meet at least twice each month. We are working on completing the Eco Schools programme. This is a programme which encourages children to become more aware of environmental issues. At our meetings we discuss ideas to bring about positive changes to our school environment. We have achieved our silver and bronze awards and we are now working towards achieving the green flag for our school.
Previous projects have included;
· Improving our school grounds
· Encouraging wildlife to visit our school grounds
· Promoting recycling within the school
· Reducing the amount of energy we use in school
Our current project is healthy living. The Eco Club and other pupils in the school have came up with lots of ideas on how we can make our school healthier. We will keep you updated on activities and our progress.
The children on the Eco-Committee entered a competition to make a Christmas Tree made entirely out of recycled materials so we collected plastic bottles and scrap paper. We used plastic bottles as the base and then painted the scrap paper green and stuck it to the stem. We just used any leftover scrap paper to create Christmas decorations for the tree and parcels to sit under the tree. We have been awarded a certificate from the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for taking part.