12 Intermediate Road, Ballymoney, Co Antrim

028 2766 2666

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Leaney Primary School

Ruby is our Chairperson and Corey is the Vice Chairperson. 

ECO COUNCIL MEETING 

Date: October

PRESENT:

Miss Kemps

Eco-School Councillors:

Linkinn

Aleigha 

William 

Emily 

Jake

Max

Brooke

Kaycie

Jake

Max

Grace 

Corey

Oliver 

Ruby

     

MEETING NOTES:

  1. Welcome 
  2. Miss Kemps took the committee out to the grass at the front of school to show them where each class will plant their bulbs.
  3. Looked at bulbs and discussed best planting techniques.
  4. Committee to remind their class of how to plant and where to plant.
  5. Eco Committee to choose some children in their class to design class planting sign. 

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.

 

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 in May 2021.

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                      

Planting Daffodils

Every child planted a daffodil bulb. We can’t wait until the spring time to see the results!

'Green Day'

On Friday 24th September, we dressed up in something green and took part in eco activities such as an 'afternoon switch off' where we turned off all computers and lights to save energy. 

We raised £261 for new daffodil bulbs, trees and litter pickers. 

Take a look at the photos below!

 

Log Pile Building

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

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!

Northern Ireland water gifted us a water butt for collecting rainwater. Thank-you! 

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