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Ballyhackett Priamry School, Coleraine

Eco Council


Ballyhackett Primary School is an ECO School. The ECO School Programme  is a pupil led initiative and it makes environmental initiatives and awareness an intrinsic part of school life at Ballyhackett P.S. All classes are actively involved and children are made aware of environmental issues . Children are especially busy on ‘Green Day’ as they have a key focus upon one environmental issue ranging from renewable energy sources to reduce, reuse, recycle. At Ballyhackett P.S  we have a carefully selected group of ECO Monitors from Primary one through to Primary Seven called our ‘Eco Warriors’. They are selected by Mrs O’Connor  and Mrs Kealey . Children gain their positions  by  expressing their interest in the role and what qualities they possess to be an effective ‘Eco Warrior’. Within their role the ECO Warriors:

  • Disseminate information to the rest of their peers
  • Complete an environmental review of the school
  • Work on an ECO Code that is relevant to our school
  • Get active in our local community, working with different groups
  • Be energy effective during the daily running of our school day

This year we are applying for the renewal of our current Green Flag (assessed every two years) and the ECO Warriors have been busy making plans for each stage of our journey to renew our Green Flag. We believe learning about these important issues is a crucial aspect of our education so we try to create an environment in school that promotes these important issues and enables all of us to experience at first hand what an environmentally aware and health promoting school looks like. As we are an environmentally friendly school we actively encourage the children to care for their environment. We recycle as much as possible in school and in everyday life. In school we currently recycle:

  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Books /stamps
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Mobile phones & Batteries
  • Clothes, fabrics, shoes and bags

We have a large paper bank provided by Coleraine Borough Council and we also compost our fruit peelings from our healthy breaks. We make sure the birds are fed in winter and have a bird table in our wildlife area and bird boxes. Each class has a window box and a shared vegetable plot to care for. These are planted each year with assistance from adults in our local community.

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6th Apr 2017