Sacred Heart Primary School's Eco Council was created in order to tackle the environmental concerns held by staff, parents and children of the school and to make the most of our wonderful school grounds.
We want to:
Please keep visiting this page to find out about the new and exciting projects the Eco Council will be working on in Sacred Heart PS.
Eco Council 2019/20 - Term 1 update
The Eco Council have been working hard all term to complete the application form to renew the Green Flag.
Pupils have met on many occasions and elected a chairperson, Nathan Stone, and a minute taker, Emily Tumelty. Congratulations! They have also been busy completing an environmental review which helped to form an action plan for the coming year. We decided to focus on outdoor learning, biodiversity and healthy living. The council have gathered data on these topics so that we can see how we can improve. We also came up with a new and improved Eco-Code which you can view below!
Mr. Brennan and the Eco-Club have also been very busy. They have been focusing on the biodiversity around our school. Not only have they completed, bird and insect surveys but they also have been trying to increase biodiversity by making seed bombs and bird feeders.
We have a lot more planned for the next two terms so keep checking back for more updates.
Eco Council Update 10th May
Down District Council came to school and provided two workshops for all the children; Recycling and Composting. The Eco Council will carry out a litter pick on 16th May in the local area.
Children have attended football tournaments, after school clubs to ensure our target of Healthy Living is achieved.
Compost bins have now been established in all classrooms.
Eco Council 31st March 2017
Eco Council have planted new flowers in the Eco Garden.
Mr Murdock made beautiful bird tables.
New bird feeders have been purchased.
Sacred Heart made a bug hotel.
Eco Council used old wellies and planted flowers.
Sacred Heart has now got their own clothes bank.
Eco Council Update 30th January 2017
As part of our Sustrans Programme we took part in “Ditch the Dark” and “Dr Bike” day.
Graham from Actisport delivered a fun workshop on skills from a variety of sports such as basketball, rugby, tennis and football. The children were very active and had a great time!
Sustrans have issued High Vis Vests to all pupils.
Ditch the Dark Day
All children and scooters were fantastic. Well done to all!!!!
Dr Bike Day
On Tuesday 22nd November, Emma will be in school to provide free bike safety checks. This is a brilliant opportunity to ensure your child's bike is in good working condition!
Ditch the Dark Day
The Eco Council is organising a "Ditch the Dark Day" on Friday 18th Novemeber. This is an event were the children will dress up in bright, shiny and reflective clothing. They can even decorate their bikes and scooters. The aim is to raise awareness of safe travel to school at this time of year.
Eco Council Update 31st October 2016
The Eco decided on Chairperson (Niall McLaughlin) and Vice Chair (Claire Flanagan).
The Eco Council completed the Environmental Review and designed an Eco Code and Action Plan.
We have planted pansies outside P.1 area.
We decided that our new topic for this academic year will “Healthy Living.”
We are now part of the Sustrans programme.
We had Emma Keenan from Sustrans into talk about all the exciting things we are going to do as part of the active schools programme. She brought along her bike Marmaduke and some of us had a spin on it.
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