Eco-Schools Green Flag awarded to Downpatrick Primary School

The Eco-Council at Downpatrick Primary School were delighted to be awarded their second Eco-School’s Green Flag last week. The school was assessed by Ms Cathy Gorman from the charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Pupils photo

 

The Eco-Council is elected by the pupils each year and this award is the culmination of the work of the pupils and staff over the past two years.
P5 teacher, Mrs Alison Alexander co-ordinates the work of the Eco-Councillors, assisted by Mrs Kate Beattie (P6 teacher).

Mrs Alison Alexander commented on the appointment of the award:

The Eco-Councillors have been so enthusiastic and they have come up with brilliant ideas to make our school as environmentally friendly and ‘Green’ as possible.  We recycle all our paper, cut down on our use of plastics.  The whole school community has been involved.  We received grant funding for a willow dome, we have a weekly Eco-Club which looks after our gardening plots and planters and we go on regular litter picks.

 Mr Stevenson, school principal, congratulated the Eco-Councillors on their success:

The school has long had a focus on encouraging our children and staff to be environmentally aware but I must congratulate the pupils on their efforts in achieving ‘Green Flag’ status. We had a special Be Green-Wear Green day where we all wore something green and raised money for the charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, which does so much good environmental work.

Last upated: 26/06/2019