Bonnie is our Chairperson and Lucas is our Vice-Chairperson.


Date: April


Miss Kemps

Eco-School Councillors:

Thomas         Lucas

Zara             Riley

Orlaith         Poppy

Josh            Bonnie

Oliver          Millie




  1. Welcome - Miss Kemps took the committee out to the garden to complete a range of tasks.
  2. Installation of new rainwater collector.
  3. Refilling pots with compost.
  4. Tidying up the garden
  5. Photographs taken and uploaded to twitter and the school website.

The Eco-council try to meet up once a month to discuss ideas and any eco issues we may have.

 Our Eco-Code

Created and designed by Jessica.

 Sustran’s Silver Active Travel Award

Our Eco-Committee and Miss Alexander have been working hard to promote Active Travel in school.

Our hard work and dedication to Active Travel has been recognised by Sustrans in February 2018 when we achieved the Silver Active Travel award.


New Equipment - Planting Table

We are delighted with our new planting table! All the classes in school are looking forward to planting their sunflower seeds and seeing which class can grow the tallest sunflower.

Eco-Schools at Leaney Primary School

Eco-Schools is an international programme aimed at raising students awareness of sustainable development issues.

Children are encouraged to take an active role in how their school can be run for the benefit of the environment.

Leaney Primary School achieved the Green Flag award on 31st May 2017.

Since then the pupils and staff of Leaney PS have continued to work on environmental awareness through classroom teaching and whole school participation in a number of ways.

We do this through:

  • Recycling: batteries, paper (blue bins and scrap paper drawers in all classrooms), stamps, ink cartridges and clothes ('Cash for Clobber')
  • Active Travel - 'Safe Routes to School' map and 'Ditch the Dark Day'
  • Community links:  Collecting towels and blankets for BARK and School food collection for Ballmoney Foodbank. 
  • Biodiversity: Pond, bird boxes, bug hotel
  • Saving energy: solar panels and energy monitoring
  • School Grounds: Litter picking rota for Key Stage 2 classes, planters in the courtyard for every class                      

Log Pile Building

Year 5/6 helped the Eco Council create more habitats for minibeasts by building log piles in the school forest.

19th February 2020 - Presentation of 'Litter Smart' Award

Today we welcomed Fiona from Causeway Council to present the Eco Committee with our Litter Smart Award.  She listened to our Eco Council assembly beforehand on the 3 R's.  Fiona was very impressed!

We are 'Litter Smart!'

Each class in school takes part in a litter pick twice a term.  We're delighted to have received the 'Litter Smart' award for our hard work and efforts!

'Green Day'

We were very busy on Friday 14th June! Each class took part in ECO activities such as weeding, litter picking, nature scavenger hunts and creating posters to tell dog owners to lift their dog poo!

Take a look at the photos below!

Saving water  - We are collecting rainwater.  We hope to collect enough so that we can use it to fill our watering cans and water all our plants!

Full bloom!
Despite a knock or two from storm Gareth ,our daffodils are in full bloom! Don't they look lovely?

Planting Daffodils

The Eco Council have been busy planting Daffodil bulbs at the front of school.  We are looking forward to the spring of the year when we hopefully will see a lovely display of colourful flowers!


"Cash for Clobber" aims to send clothes that can be reworn to the ‘developing world’ – creating a cleaner, brighter future for everyone.  Currently, 75% of the world’s population depend on second-hand clothing.


The Eco Council participated in the scheme and collected 190kg of unwanted clothing and shoes.  We are excited to find out how much money we have raised for our school!


On 1st May 2018, every class in school took part in a Litter Pick around the school grounds. The ECO Committee would like to say a huge well done to everyone taking part in our litter pick – look at all the bags collected!

In January... Dr Bike came into school to teach us how to look after and check our bikes to make sure that they are safe to travel to school on.

January 2018: We are taking part in 'Switch Off Fortnight.' 

Pupils and staff are making a special effort to switch off all electrical equipment in classrooms over lunch and make sure that doors and windows are closed to keep the heat in!

The results are in..... FOUR classes earned the most points for their energy saving efforts!

Have a look and see what we have been up to in our Eco-Garden.