Moira P.S. awarded Eco-Schools Green Flag for a second time!
Congratulations to all members of our Eco Committee, Miss Wallace (Eco School’s Coordinator) and our entire school community for recently achieving our second Green Flag Award. Our pupils and staff have continued to amaze the Eco Schools assessors with their knowledge and enthusiasm and it is extremely encouraging to see the many benefits of the Eco-Schools programme, such as additional opportunities for pupil engagement, cost savings and environmental improvement, being implemented here at Moira P.S.
The Eco-Schools Programme is the world’s largest Environmental Education programme and aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. Its participatory approach and combination of learning and action makes it an ideal way for to improve our school environment and that of the local community.
The internationally recognised Green Flag is this highest award given to Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. We look forward to proudly flying our 2nd Green Flag once it is presented to us by the organisation ‘Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’.
Our recently elected Eco-schools committee are currently carrying out an Environmental Review of Moira Primary school that will help us to create action plans for our Eco-schools programme. At their first meeting, Mrs Coulter kindly came along to help with the review.
On Friday 27th January, the committee met and continued to carry out the environmental review.
They finished off by delivering bird feeders made by the P4 Eco club to every classroom and of course, to Mr Ford's office!
The eco committee have been creating action plans on the areas of energy, biodiversity, waste minimisation and healthy living.