St Mary’s Primary School, Mullaghbawn has been awarded the prestigious Eco Schools Bronze Award by the environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. Our Eco Committee delivered the news through the medium of “Prezi” at a recent assembly. The committee, to their credit, do not want to stand still and have already identified a number of areas we can work on in our pursuit of the Silver Award and ultimately the Green Flag. The Committee also used the opportunity to launch their new badges which they designed themselves along with Alison and Therese from Ring of Gullion.
In St Mary’s we have been working across all ten areas of the Eco Schools programme, with a particular focus on Biodiversity, Waste, Litter and Climate Change. An after-school Gardening Club in conjunction with Alison from Ring of Gullion has been established, there will be a week-long “Big Spring Clean” next week and we have had a visit from the Waste Beater Education bus, to name just a few of the recent Eco activities in the school. All the while, teachers continue to incorporate Eco themes into the every day curriculum in their classes.
Thanks to Ring of Gullion and Mullaghbawn Community association, as well as the many other external organisations we have worked closely with. We hope to strengthen these connections further and forge new ones moving forward. Watch this space!