Why do we have an Eco Committee?
The Eco committee is an ideal opportunity for our pupils to get more involved in the way Ballyclare Primary is run and help it to be environmentally friendly. The Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
Who can be a member of the School's Council/ Eco Committee?
We have an active School's Council with a pupil representing their fellow pupils from EYFS to Year 6. Each class has had the opportunity to vote for their council members and these will change with time to allow more diverse opinions throughout the years.
What do we do?
Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feed back any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Teacher to discuss their ideas.
All 52,000 registered Eco-Schools from 67 countries around the world follow the same Seven Step framework in order to achieve the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag award. All of these schools also have one or possibly two volunteer Eco-Coordinators who work with pupils to run the Eco-Schools programme. Here at Camulos we are working hard to achieve the seven steps together.
For further information please visit www.ecoschools.org.uk
Our Project Work
Look at our amazing Eco display covered in Children's work! Thank you to the Year 6s who painted the globe and to all the other years who created recycling posters. What ana amazing display you have all made.