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Our Newly Elected Eco Council Members 

Congratulations to you all!

In September the existing members of the Eco Council planted acorns from the oak trees which fell in the storms in Castlewellan. Members also planted chestnuts and walnuts and hope to plant the trees in our school grounds once they grown into saplings.
Welcome to our Eco Page 2018

ECO

 

We are an ECO School and have achieved seven Green Flags.

To achieve our Green Flag classes had to nominate pupils who would make good ECO Council members.  After pupils created their manifestos, pupils voted and the new ECO Council were elected.

 

Power Down Day

We took part in Operation Energy Power Down Day.  The whole school were involved in taking an active role in reducing our energy consumption.  Even the school kitchen got involved! Pupils were responsible for ensuring lights and electrical equipment were switched off when not in use.  From this pupils decided that we should appoint energy monitors in each class in order to reduce our bills and our carbon footprint.

 

After Operation Energy some pupils created posters to encourage the whole school community to keep on reducing energy consumption.

 

 

In response to Operation Energy Power Down Day the Year 7 class decided to use the data and our school electricity bills to work out how much we saved.  Last year their work and class display earned us the title of First Place in the International World Day of Action.

 

 

RSPB

We have been working closely with the RSPB to ensure we are doing our best to 'Give Nature a Home.'  Karen Sheil form RSPB visited the school earlier in the year to carry out bird identification workshops and complete our Big Schools Bird Watch.

Eco Elections

Eco Council

School Grounds

As an Eco Council we decided that the bed in front of Mrs Moles' office needed cleared. Mr Nelson, staff members and some pupils helped to clear the area before we sowed it in grass. The whole school was then given the opportunity to come up with designs for the area which we hope to implement in Term 3. We are sure you will agree it is already a great improvement. 

 

Eco Rap

The Eco Council used their Green Hat Thinking to create an Eco Rap for the school. Every class has the Eco Rap on display in their classrooms as a reminder of the Eco Rules our school follows.

Eco RAp

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Meeting with our Board of Governors

We met with the Board of Governors to share our Eco Rap.  We also told them about the projects we have been carrying out and things we are still working on.

Harvesting Our Raised Beds

Our Big Spring Clean

The whole school was involved in a Big Spring Clean to tidy our school grounds and collect litter.  We collected two bags of litter.  We also collected  three bags of garden waste which we placed on our compost heap. Well done everyone for your excellent efforts to make our school grounds look good!!

Spring Planting

Celebrating Getting Our Seventh Green Flag!!!

ECO BUS Visit - Noel from ARC21

All classes Y1-7 attended talks and workshops based on recycling with Noel from Arc 21.  We learned what we need to put in each of our bins, what goes into the landfill, what we can do to reduce the amount of rubbish and how we can recycle more.

 

Night Watch At Cumran

By saving money from our electricity bill we were able to purchase a night vision camera which is allowing us to see what wildlife is visiting our school grounds.  We hope you enjoy looking at the videos and we will continue to upload and add video footage weekly. The Eco Council

ECO 2016-2017

Our visit to The Eco Bus

Our giant bird table is thriving!

Our school grounds Term 1.

Year 4 pupils share their manifestos.

Election of new members to our Eco Council

Eco Council 2016-2017

ECO Club - Making bird feeders.

Eco Club

Eco Club

Innocent Sow & Grow kit - SCU1 sowing runner beans.

Look at our runner beans - SCU1.

Eco Club - planting spinach.

Planting our runner beans in the raised beds - SCU1.

Whole School Big Spring Clean - 2017.

Pollination Project - Creating Our Outdoor Classroom

Identifying Pollinators and Plants in our School Grounds

Best Kept School 2017!

Cumran Primary School - "Best of the Best."

Doreen Muskett, President of the NI Amenity Council said "As Best of the Best, Cumran Primary displayed a fantastic example of the whole school working as a community for the benefit of the pupils, teachers, parents and the environment around them. The entire school is involved in the care of the grounds and the pupils are enthusiastic about recycling, and all aspects of the environment. One element which stood out for the judges was that the pupils share their playground with wild bees."

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