Eco Schools

Treat DayEco Activities

Posted by Mrs Duggan Mon, June 18, 2018 07:08PM

Eco club always finishes with a treat! Mrs Allen made a rhubarb tart with rhubarb from our school garden. We enjoyed it along with some ice cream. A big thank you to everyone who helped at Eco club every Wednesday, you have been very busy weeding, litter picking, planting, pruning and creating wonderful displays for local competitions. That's it over for another while enjoy the summer holidays!

FlowersEco Activities

Posted by Mrs Duggan Mon, June 18, 2018 06:58PM

Eco made fantastic flowers which they cut out and are now displayed in the outdoor garden. The children recycled some old plastic and look what they created- amazing!

Summer Bedding PlantsEco Activities

Posted by Mrs Duggan Mon, June 18, 2018 06:55PM

Eco have been hard at work planting new summer plants at our school entrance. James has been watering them everyday. This is the first thing people notice when arriving at our school and Eco have worked hard to make sure it always looks well. They are very proud of our Green Flag!

Garden Show Scarecrow Eco Activities

Posted by Mrs Duggan Tue, May 08, 2018 04:57PM

It was lovely to take a walk along Scarecrow Avenue at the recent Garden Show Ireland held in Castle Grounds showcasing all the wonderful scarecrows promoting integrated schools across Northern Ireland. We are delighted that our 'Bird Man' won Best Group Effort! Well done to all the families who made super birds!Eco club made a fantastic miniature garden based on the nursery rhyme 'there was an old lady who lived in a shoe'. The children came up with lots of ideas and really enjoyed working on this project- well done!

Garden ShowEco Events

Posted by Mrs Allen Wed, May 02, 2018 02:41PM

Every year there is a Garden Show in Antrim Castle Gardens. This year it is on from 4th - 6th May. Every year we make a scarecrow for Scarecrowland. This is usually at the main entrance and the scarecrows which come from many integrated schools form a line along the paths. In 2012 Rosie was the best in the show. In 2011 Marigold won first prize as well as Bottle Betty. Wendy and Fleur were both Highly commended.

This year the children made Bird Man. Thanks to all who contributed something for the scarecrow. Lets hope he wins a prize!

Litter PickingEco Activities

Posted by Mrs Duggan Mon, April 16, 2018 01:10PM

Eco club started last week with lots of new children attending. We had a quick tour of the polytunnel and then completed a litter pick on our school grounds. Look at all the rubbish we collected. Remember if you see any rubbish on our school grounds pick it up!👍🏻

Planting seeds in the tunnelEco Activities

Posted by Mrs Allen Mon, March 26, 2018 04:43PM

The Eco committee members came out to the tunnel today at 11am to get the seeds planted before we went off on Easter holidays.

A special word of thanks to Sammy our caretaker for preparing the raised beds. They all needed to be cleared of weeds and covered in black polythene to warm up the soil.

Each class is allocated a raised bed and the children planted either peas, mange tout, beetroot, rocket or strawberries.

Sammy has a new watering system rigged up. Hopefully that will provide a more consistent flow of water than we had last year. It is a short window to produce fruit and vegetables before the end of June. Hopefully through "trial and error" we will have something for the children to sample before they go off on summer holidays.

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Eco Display CompetitionEco Activities

Posted by Mrs Duggan Mon, March 26, 2018 01:48PM

We have entered a competition to win an iPad or tablet for our school. We had to create a display showcasing all the Eco activities we do in school. The Eco Committee made the flowers and Georgie and Dan from P7 made the school logo. This will be shown at an event on Saturday 14th April, more details to follow. Thank you to everyone involved- Keep your fingers crossed for Round Tower IPS!