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The Irish Society's Primary School and Nursery, Coleraine

Eco-Schools

 

WHAT IS AN ECO-SCHOOL ?

At the Irish Society’s Primary School, we believe thatyoung people care deeply about the environment and wish to make a positive contribution to environmental issues. The Eco-Schools programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness throughout our school.

“The primary aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world.”

Through our involvement in Eco-Schools we aim to extend learning beyond the classroom and develop responsible attitudes and commitment to looking after the environment, in school, at home and in the wider community.

Our Eco-Schools Committee, is made up of ten children from Year 4 to Year 7, and works with our Buildings Supervisor, as well as representatives from the School Board of Governors, Parents and the local Council to carry out the programme and keep the whole school informed of what is being planned.

The Committee carry out an Environmental Review (under the headings of Litter, Waste, Energy, Water, Transport, Outdoor Learning, Biodiversity, Global Perspective, Healthy Living and Climate Change)and then develop an Action Plan, with targets being set and reviewed during the year.

Parents and the Wider School community will be kept up to date through the weekly school news sheet and the website.  The Eco-Committee have a dedicated noticeboard in the foyer to highlight the current focus and progress.

During the months of November and December, our focus will be on ENERGY SAVING, and children will be involved in monitoring how we use energy in school and at home, through partnering with the Energy Saving Trust and EDF Energy’s Education Programme The Pod.

 

News

29th Nov 2018
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Energy Saving Week Home Challenge. ...
 
 
 
8th Nov 2018
Our Eco-Schools Committee will be running “Switch Off Fortnight” from...
 
 
 
7th Nov 2018
Our children in Years 4 to 7 have really embraced the importance of looking after...