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Eco-School

                                                 St Nicholas' Primary School is an Eco-School!

                                                          

Our Eco-Council for 2016/17

 

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed Eco principles into the heart of school life. Here in Northern Ireland, we have over 140 Green Flag Schools and are fast approaching 600 registered schools. Eco-Schools is administered in Northern Ireland by Tidy Northern Ireland.

 

Eco-Schools Framework

  • Action team
  • Environmental review
  • Action plan
  • Eco-Code
  • Involving the whole school
  • Linking to the curriculum
  • Monitoring and evaluation

 

The 9 topics that Eco-Schools work on

  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Litter
  • School Grounds
  • Healthy Living
  • Energy
  • Biodiversity
  • Global Perspective

 

Children are the driving force behind Eco-Schools. They lead the Eco-Committee and help carry out audits to assess the environmental performance of their school. Through consultation with the rest of the school, it is the pupils who decide which environmental themes they want to address and how they are going to do it.

 

Schools work towards gaining one of three awards - Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Green Flag award, which symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. Bronze and Silver are both self accredited and the Green Flag award is externally assessed by Tidy Northern Ireland. ( see Eco-schoolsni.org for more information.)

 

✏️ 💚💙Lovely Litter Bins❤️💛 ✏️ 

Our Eco-Council & School Council members took delivery of some fantastic new Litter Bins with a fun Colouring Pencils theme for our School Playground. This will help keep our outdoor spaces looking well and encourage our pupils to look after their own environment.

 

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