Holy Trinity Primary School was awarded the Eco-Schools ‘Green Flag’ 2015 and we are currently working towards our 2nd Green Flag. The ECO –Schools programme has provided a stronger understanding of environmental awareness throughout the school and the community.
To support the children’s commitment to meeting environmental targets the ECO Committee and Miss Cushenan, the School’s ECO Coordinator, organised a special ECO week. Various activities were planned for all classes. Foundation stage had an opportunity to learn more about the importance of recycling. Key Stage 1 learned about the story of paper; Key Stage 2 visited a Recycling Bus and Primary 7l participated in a workshop facilitated by Habitat for Humanity. A Fair Trade themed assembly from Mr Colgan’s and Miss Cushenan’s Primary 4 classes taught the Key Stage 1 children about the importance of decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.
The week concluded on Friday with the school holding a designated ‘Power Down Day’ to inspire students to think about how much energy they use every day. Everyone was encouraged to use less electricity and switch off appliances when not in use.
Holy Trinity PS remains committed to our environmental education through our initiatives to promote the efficient use of energy and resources, paper recycling, litter etc. Through local, national and global studies we ensure our pupils are increasingly aware of the significant contribution they can all play to make our world a better and more beautiful place.
The new ECO committee has been busy. They have completed the ECO Schools Environmental Review by asking Mr Culbert questions about our school and are now working towards our ECO School Targets. The Council has carried out a Litter audit throughout the school and held a Power Down Day. They have also finalised our new ECO Code which will be given to all classes to display in their rooms.
Cancer Focus NI Visit
It’s important for our children to make healthy choices from a very early age.
Cancer Focus NI visited the school and gave us a fun day of healthy activities which are designed to improve knowledge of health and to encourage pupils to make positive lifestyle choices.
Genevieve, the healthy goat, visited the P1 and P2 children. They enjoyed an interactive storytelling of ‘Genevieve and the Farmyard Olympics.’
P3 and 4 classes took part in Fit Factor and P6 and P7 in Smokebusters.
P5 missed out this time but will get a visit later on in the school year when the sun comes out! Their focus will be on Sun Safety.
Anti-litter Themed Puppet Show
The P5s enjoyed a Litter Workshop orgaised by Belfast City Council last term. This Term the Belfast City Council’s Anti-Litter Puppet Show will be visiting our P1 and P2s. Watch out for some photographs of the visit on the new ECO Council’s area of the website.
ECO Council Area on the School’s Website
Mrs Rooney has made a special area on our school website for our ECO Council to share what they have been doing with the whole school and wider community. Please watch out for updates, photographs, action plans, minutes of ECO Council meetings and much much more!
Which batteries can we recycle?
We are collecting mixed household waste batteries*
The collection box is located outside Mr White’s office.
- AAA and AA C and D cells
- Button batteries (e.g. watch or hearing aid batteries)
- Mobile phone batteries
- Laptop batteries
*not industrial or automotive batteries.