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Eco Council

We are a Green Flag school. 

 

This year we are aiming to get the renewal of the Green Flag.  Our Eco Council led by Mr Pinkerton and children in P4-7 have been meeting together to come up with an Action Plan which will focus on 3 areas we have decided to work on this year.  It has a variety of different events. 

 

Action Plan

You can see a copy of our 2018/19 Action Plan below.

 

Eco Code

Our Eco Code has undergone changes.  We decided to create 3 different Eco Codes.

P1/2 Eco Code

P3 Eco Code

P4-7 Eco Code

You can see these in every classroom in the school.

 

Eco Monitor 

In every class we have an Eco monitor who has a very important job to do.  They need to work with the rest of the class to make sure lights are off when not needed, doors are closed and rubbish is in the correct bin.  Every class works hard on these areas.

 

What currently happens in C.P.S

Everyone in P1-7 work hard to reduce our waste and recycle.

We bring home all our plastic and food packaging reducing the amount of waste in our school bins.

 

In every class

  • We put our food waste into the green bins which are emptied by members of the School Council every few days into the brown bin.
  • We recycle paper and plastic and put this into the blue bins.
  • We have some solar panels on our roof which help us to save electricity.
  • We always try to turn off the lights and whiteboard when we leave the classroom.
  • We always try to have a healthy break every day.

 

Active Travel

In school we work with Sustrans and take part in lots of activities and events during the year to encourage and promote Active Travel. 

  • Walking Bus for P1-7
  • Biker Breakfast P4-7 once a term
  • Cycle to Santa (P4-7) and Walk to Santa (P1-3)
  • P7 Comber Greenway cycle in September and June
  • The Big Pedal  P4-7- In 2017 we had over 300 cycle journeys and in 2018 we had 352 journeys. 
  • The Big Pedal 2019 -  This year it included walking.  We had over 2200 active journeys in 10 days.  Thanks to all those who took part.
  • 100K Challenge where we try to get all classes to walk 1K around the school on as many days as possible during a 2 week period. Thai is 7 times each per class.  Can we do it?

Eco Council 2018-19

Eco Council 2018-19 1

Eco Meetings

In 2018-19 we have 3 main target areas

 

1.  Rubbish and Waste

  • We plan to do a litter pick in Comber.
  • We plan to write to the council to try and get bins near our school.
  • We plan to relaunch our Clothes Bank.  What we put in it gets weighed and we are given some money.  How much we raise will depend on how many items of clothing goes into it so try to add some items if you can.
  • We will take part in Waste Week in March.  Junk Art will play a part here.

 

2.  Biodiversity

  • The RSPB will be coming to the school in January.  Every class from P1-7 will be doing some bird watching in our Big Bear Wood. Any birds that we see will be recorded.
  • We plan to create a wildflower garden too.  This will not only make our woodland area colourful but it will help the wildlife.  With lots of types of plants growing it can also be used for outdoor learning

 

3.  Healthy Living

  •  Again we plan to plant some fruit and veg in school and then cook it.  If we grow enough we may even be able to sell some at our school fair.

 

As you can see this is another busy year with Eco so please support us in all that we do.

Habitat for Humanity Our Waste Our World visit P6

Upcycling in P6P

Litter picking in Big Bear Wood

Litter picking in Big Bear Wood 1

Waste Week Fact Hunt 2019

RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch January 2019

Healthy Living planting potatoes 2019

Events coming up in 2018

 

Potato Growing in March

A selection of children from P1-7 will be be planting and growing potatoes in the inner courtyard.  Hopefully these will do well and will grow.  Any we grow will be available to buy at the May Fair. 

 

Translink Data Collection Part 2

In December data was collected which showed us how we all travelled to school every day.  The Eco Council will be putting this data into the computer soon to give us numbers of different types of journeys in P1-7.

 

Between 5th-16th March we will be asking you to record data again.  Your challenge is to try to make more active journeys to school if you can.  Brighter mornings now so try to walk, cycle or scoot to school if you can during these 2 weeks.  Can we as a school be more active to and from school?

 

Translink Travel Challenge Day on Thursday 8th March

 

In school all children in P1-7 will be doing some activities linked to travel and Translink.  These will be linked to Maths, English and The Arts.  Ask your child at home what they did during this day.  Their work will be displayed in The Assembly Hall and some will be posted here for you to see. 

 

 

 

Be Bright Be Seen Walking Bus on Thursday March 8th March

 

This is a unique day.  Take part on the Walking Bus and wear really bright clothes and items on your walk to school.  Anyone not walking to school on the walking bus should also come to school in bright colours.  There will be a prize for the best and brightest outfit in P1/2, P3/4 and P5-7.  So wear your brightest t-shirt or a hi-visibility vest or even make a bright hat to wear.  Get brainstorming ideas.  

 

 

Walking Bus- Wednesday 14th March

Join us again on the Walking Bus but this time in your uniform.  Can we get 15+ people on each of the 3 routes?  Remember parents/grandparents are very welcome on the walk.

 

Anyone who doesn't walk to school normally on their own must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the walk.

 

100K Walking Challenge- 5th-16th March 2018

Our challenge is as a whole school to try and reach 100K.  That means 7 times each per class.  In December we reached 75k in the bad weather.  Let's see if we can reach 100k this time. when the weather is better.

 

Upcycling in April 2018

Our aim is to upcycle old welly boots and plastic bottles and turn these into items.  Some will be for sale in May at the May Fair

Walking Bus P1-7 March 2018

Be Bright Be Seen Day

Still image for this video

 

Comber Primary School wants to keep you fit and healthy and help protect our environment.

 

We have had a few events this school year already

 

Comber Greenway cycle with P7 in September 2017.

Biker Breakfast in October,December and January

Walk and Cycle to Santa December 2017

100K Walk to Santa Challenge in school December 2017

 

 

 

Did you know we recycle any old batteries you may have?

Pop them into the collection box located in the entrance hall.

 

In order to encourage a change in our behaviour, check out the following link to help share ideas on how to create less food waste and create more waste free meals.

 

http://ni.lovefoodhatewaste.com