This year we have a new range of aims to work on. They are:
- To recycle food waste into compost (and to use it in our polytunnel)
- To work with our Pupil Council to create compost from leaf mould (again for our polytunnel)
- To implement and encourage healthy eating in the school
- To take part in Grandparents Gardening Week
Please keep an eye on our Homepage to see how these projects develop across the year
We have a new Eco-Council this year and are once again working towards our Green Flag. We have planned out a range of great eco-projects (including reducing the use of paper in the school and encouraging the reuse of waste) and the school community has been busy raising money to purchase a new polytunnel to teach about food production, biodiversity and to give all our children the chance to grow fruit and vegetables.
The Eco-Council helped Belle to plant our wildflower garden!
We took part in Waste week and the Eco-Council took an assembly on Waste Electronic Electrical Equipment.
Our newly elected Eco -Council!
Some of the children who are participating in the Sustrans Active Travel initiative, making 18 journeys to school on foot, by scooter or by bike.
Well done to our Eco-Council!
We received our second Green Flag!
Pupils took part in a beach clean on Newcastle Beach. They collected a lot of rubbish! Afterwards they enjoyed a 'waste free' picnic.
IEF Scarecrow Competition Garden Show Ireland.
P7 pupils received a Highly Commended for their Eco Scarecrow and P1 Edible Garden received awards for 'Best Interpretation of the Theme' and Best Overall. Congratulations to all!
All Childrens IPS received a certificate for taking part in the Big Schools' Birdwatch
All pupils were encouraged to 'Create a Bug, from recycled materials. Everyone had great fun and there were some very interesting bugs!
Pupils planted their 'Victory Garden' as part of their WW2 topic
Pupils took part in a 'Recycle Fashion' show organised by the Eco-Council.
The Eco-Council chose two winners from each class.
The Eco Council received a wormery from Down District Council representative Lucinda White.
The trees and plants have blossomed due to our lovely summer weather bearing apples, a pear and rhubarb!