Eco School Council
What is Eco schools?
Eco Schools is an international award programme which seeks to guide schools toward greater sustainability, addressing a variety of environmental themes including reducing litter waste, encouraging healthy living and promoting biodiversity.
Iveagh was one of the first schools in Northern Ireland to receive the permanent Eco schools award. This award was granted in recognition of the school’s commitment to fulfilling the aims of the Eco Schools project.
Eight pupils are elected each year from Primaries 4-7, they are supported by staff members and parents and are themselves the driving force behind the Eco Council’s work.
Aims of Council are to:
Improve school environment
Communicate with local councils and businesses
Promote awareness of environmental issues in school community
Current/ongoing Eco projects include –
Council Youth Speak
Recyling – Plastic bottles
Fruit cores, peelings
Cardboard and paper
Supporting child in Uganda through
Fields of Life Project
Maintaining Eco Information Board
Eco Council Rules
1. We will respect the school grounds.
2. We will not ignore litter.
3. We will try to reuse or recycle waste paper and cardboard where possible.
4. We will always put our litter in the bins provided for us.
5. Fruit and waste must always be put in the collection bins around the school.
6. Switch off all lights when they are not needed.
7. Always turn the taps off when you finished with them.
8. Only use one paper towel when drying your hands.
Devised by the Eco Council
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