Drumlins is an Eco School

"Promoting sustainable living through whole-school action supported by learning resources, management tools and the internationally recognisedGreen Flag Award scheme".

www.eco-schoolsni.org

Drumlins IPS is very proud to have achieved our SILVER Eco-schools award. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

REDUCE...REUSE...RECYCLE...REDUCE...REUSE...RECYCLE...REDUCE...REUSE...RECYCLE...

 

Eco Club has been busy making bird feeders to hang in the playground. Birds can find it difficult to get enough food during the winter, and by hanging bird feeders we also encourage birds to visit our playground. Here are some photos of us hard at work...and having fun!

 

As a school we have been trying to promote 'being healthy'. All children are encouraged to bring one of their '5 a day' to eat at snack time. All classes have heathly eating reward charts. Eco-club members have been recording how many children in their class are eating fruit or vegtables at snack time so we can see which class have the most healthy eaters. Primary 1 and Primary 2 had a visit from Joanne from Cancerfocus. She brought along Genevieve the Goat who told us which type of foods we should be eating.it was lots of fun and the children now know exactly which foods help their bodies to stay healthy. 

A big thank you to some of our Parents and pupils who gave up an evening to spring clean our school grounds. The playground looks fabulous and we really appreciate their efforts in making our school look its best. Look at the end results.

 

Look at our fantastic minibeast hotel! It is made completely from recycled materials. Thank you to everyone who donated items and to Lida and Leanna for helping me and the children build it. We are so proud of how it turned out and cannot wait to meet our first guests!

We continue to try to recycle what we can in school. We have a box for batteries and a box for ink cartridges. We have our clothes bin for used clothing and shoes, We have a waste paper policy for teachers and all classes have a scrap paper draw. Each classroom has a blue recycling bin and eco members are responsible for making sure that the correct items are recycled. Primary 2 recently had a visit to the recycling centre to see how we can continue to reduce our rubbish quantity both in school and at home.