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Whitehouse Primary School, 2 Doagh Rd, Newtownabbey

Eco Warriors

Eco Crew 2018-19
Eco Crew 2018-19
Eco Kids 2017-18
Eco Kids 2017-18
Meet the adults in our Eco crew!
Meet the adults in our Eco crew!

The future requires all our pupils, their families and our school to be more sensitive to the environment.  As part of our school development plan we have agreed to achieve our Eco Green Flag Award by June 2019. While the awards are important the reason we are pursuing them is to stimulate discussion and pupils' thinking. Our hope is that our pupils and their families will make positive choices that will impact our world for generations to come.

This year's Eco team members are: Y3- Ella, Erin McN, Kasia and Molly. Y4- Ellie, Charlie, Aidan and Charley. Y5- Freddie, Katie and Beth. Y6 - Bartosz, Ella, Phoebe and Leah. Y7 - Faith, Lily, Hannah and Evie.

The Eco Team has been established, new members voted on to the team and have carried out an Environmental review within the school. They have shared the results at assembly and have used these to plan the year ahead. We have created an Eco Code for 2018-19, based on the topics we have chosen, and these can be found on our website, in each classroom and all central areas throughout our school. The eco team will be keeping in touch with the school and our local community through leading a series of assemblies, talks in classes, information on notice boards and information on our website.

Our main topic this year is WASTE. The Eco team will be working in conjunction with the whole school to decrease the amount of waste we send to landfill and become a school which is more conscious of our waste. We plan to recycle whenever possible - paper, card, plastic, clothes, food, batteries, felt tips etc. The team will be collating data to assess our impact.

Our second topic is Healthy Living. We plan to work alongside the PDMU team to add to the amazing work they already do in the New Year New You week. It is important to consider our whole being, body and mind, and develop strategies to get us moving, but also improve our mental health.

Our third topic is Outdoor Learning. We plan to take part in 2 national outdoor learning days in November and May. We also want to consider how we can take more of our learning outdoors and the impact this has on the children's interest, motivation and learning. We are already part of Forest schools and would like to build on the successes of this scheme.




1st Oct 2019
In 2018-2019 we got a clothes recycling bank which brought in £352. We decided...
11th Jun 2019
We headed off to Loughshore to take part in KeepNorthern Ireland Beautiful’s...
30th May 2019
The Y7 members of the Eco team represented us at Mossley Mill to take part in 'The...