What is Eco School?
Most young people care deeply about environmental issues, and wish to make a positive change in the environment around them. The Eco Schools Programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects.
Carr Primary School have celebrated 4 Green Flag achievements over recent years. In 2021-22 we aim to achieve our fifth green flag.
Boxing Club, Healthy Kidz, GAA, Football, Rugby, Bat and Ball Club and Nerf Club are all running at Carr Primary School to help develop our physical health.
We also look after our mental health by using PDMU resources in our classrooms, having dedicated talking and listneing times within our classrooms and having sessions with school councillor Hannah.
2021 - 2022
It’s that time of year again when we begin to grow vegetables to be harvested in the Autumn. We planted a wide variety of fruit and vegetables and hope they are successful. So far all is looking good and our pupils are taking such good care of all our seedlings.
As part of our Eco School topic transport we have been promoting more environmental ways to travel. We are all aware that our location does not lend itself to environmentally friendly ways to travel to and from school for most familites, however we did not want this factor to stop us promoting it.
By teaming up with Iain Sneddon from Sustrans we have provided our pupils with lots of knowledge on how to travel safely using enviromentally friendly ways. Iain provided workshops on
Hazel Thompson and Alex Swan from Drumbo and District Community Assosiation handing over some gardening tools as part of Live Here Love Heres Community Links. We are very grateful for these tools which will make it easier for the children to plant and look after their produce.
Mr Poots along with representatives from Live Here Love Here NI visited Carr Primary School to hear how we aim to use the grant money secured to enhance our school grounds. Pupils were keen to let Mr Poots know that we aim to improve biodiversity and to enhance our school gardens.
One of the topics we look at in eco club is healthy living. Take a look at the photos below to give you an idea of how both physical ans mental well being is promoted at Carr Ps.
We were delighted to start our after-school Eco Club again. A busy schedule of looking after our school grounds, recycling, planting and helping our school wildlife is planned. Take a look at some of the activities we have been doing below.
These pupils applied for the role of committee and were all really keen to l et us know the personal qualities that they would bring to Carr Eco School. Well done everyone and we can't wait for a super year ahead.
2020 - 2021
Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 pandemic meeting together and completing eco activities was difficult. During home learning we investigated
✅ Outdoor Learning
✅ Tree identification
✅ RSPB Bird Watching Week
During the 2020/21 school year staff we spent a lot of time applying for different grants that will help develop our Eco School projects in the future and we are delighted to let yu know that we have been successful in a number of these applications.
2019 - 2020
Eco School will be selling used uniforms at the Beetle Drive and during the week commencing 21st October 2019. Please come along to grab a bargain and shop environmentally friendly.
Carr Primary are delighted to have been successful in obtaining a grant to further develop our outdoor learning. Dobbies Helping Communities Grow Grant of £200 has enabled us to buy lots of equipment and will help with lots of future projects.
Sept - 2019 Every child got the opportunity to plant a daffodil bulb outside our school gates. The display should be beautiful in Spring and encourage more bees 🐝 and insects to our school.
Sept 2019 - This year we are collecting crisp bags and treat packaging which cannot at the moment be recycled in our school bins. Terra Cycle have pledged to donate money to the Kicks Count Charity when packaging is sent to their recycling company. A double winner for charity and the environment. Feel free to send any items listed below into school to be added to our collection.
Carr Primary School has been awarded the prestigious Eco School Green Flag by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. This internationally recognised flag is the highest achievement given by Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. We are delighted to achieve this recognition for all our hard work in this area. Lets try and get our fourth flag!!!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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