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New Row Primary School,Castledawson

Eco Council

Our school's Eco Council has been active in New Row for over 10 years.

We are proud to fly our Green Flag, which this year, we are renewing for the second time.  The Eco Council lead the way in order to promote a ‘Green Environment’.  The three areas we are focusing on developing this year are:

  • Biodiversity 
  • Recycling
  • Energy 

We hope to develop the outdoor areas of our school with a particular focus on developing our sensory garden which can be used as an outdoor classroom.  Children and staff love opportunities to develop and enhance outdoor learning to support learning in the classroom.

Recycling is an area which we can all develop not only at home, but at school also.  Each class have a compost bin which is emptied twice daily by our Eco Council. We hope to organise recycling drives so keep a look out on the Monday note!

Reducing our Energy consumption is the third area we are focusing on.  Twice weekly, our Energy Monitors monitor all the classrooms (and even the offices!) to ensure lights, computers and interactive whiteboards are switched off when not in use at break and lunch time.  The energy monitors leave each class a score and tell them how they can be more energy efficient for the next spot check. 

Check back here to see how you can support our Eco Council and keep an eye out on the Monday note.