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Macosquin Primary School, Coleraine

All About Eco

At Macosquin Primary school, we are aiming to become a more environmentally friendly and sustainable school.  We are currently working towards achieving our Eco Schools Green Award, having previously earned our Silver Award. The Eco Schools Programme is led by an Eco Committee which is made up of pupils, teaching staff, non-teaching staff, management and a parent.  The group meets on a fortnightly basis and has, with the support of the school and wider community, been working hard to transform the school into a more eco-friendly environment.  

This year we are focusing on making healthy choices at break time, improving our school grounds through the creation of a 'Sensory Garden' and becoming a more active school through our partnership with Sustrans. We identified these areas for improvement by completing an "Environmental Review" at the start of the year.  An Action Plan was then drawn up to help us make positive changes.  Check them out on this page!  

“The benefits of working towards an award such as the Green Award extend beyond the improvement of the environmental quality of the school. The programme gives the pupils a sense of responsibility and pride in what they have achieved. With this comes the hope that the pupils will continue this behaviour in the wider community”. 

For more information on the Eco-Schools Awards, visit http://www.eco-schoolsni.org/ 

 

Eco News

18th May 2018
This afternoon we were awarded our first ever Eco Schools Green Flag Award! The assessors...
 
 
 
27th Apr 2018
On Monday 23rd April Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful visit to Hezlett House. The boys...
 
 
 
9th Mar 2018
Work on our new Sensory Garden is well under way.  Check out the photographs...