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St. Therese of Lisieux Primary School, Belfast

Eco Council


ECO Schools

St Therese of Lisieux Primary School has been an ECO school for 10 years. Each green flag is renewed every 2 years and we currently have our 4th flag!

We celebrate our achievement by proudly flying our ECO flag at the front of the school for all to see.

Our ECO team has grown over the years, we started off as a team of 6 and now we have over 50 members from P4- P7. Our ECO council is the driving force and each member plays an important role in helping to make sure that our school shines as an ECO School. We have 5 main teams that run throughout the week:

· ECO Leaders (P7s)

· Eco Loving Force (E.L.F.s)- Recycling

· Power Rangers -Energy

· Watering Cans- Biodiversity

· Bike It Buddies- Transport

These jobs are carried out daily and the ECO members kindly gives up 1 break time or part of their golden time to carry out their job once a week.

ECO Schools is very important in our school, with all children and staff being involved no matter how small the act, as we follow in St Therese's example of her "Little Way". Our children are passionate about making a difference, as they know the important environmental role they can play in helping to make our world a better place.

Here are some of the wonderful ECO activities carried out in our school:

· We have a yearly ECO assembly in our school to remind the pupils and teachers how we can be ECO friendly and help our environment.

· Biodiversity: Making our Bug Hotel.

· We try our best to recycle.

· P1s learning about why we recycle with a lovely story called Messy Magpie

· Key Stage 2 had a visit from Belfast City Council- Terrible Tales of Trash

· Cash for Clobber

· Working with The Conservation Volunteers building raised beds in our garden.

· Saving Water

· Saving Energy