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Eco-Committee

Within our school, Year 4-7 pupils have the opportunity to apply to be a class  representative on the school's Eco-Committee. Pupils put themselves forward for the role, and following their class presentation they receive votes from their class mates. The successful candidates meet monthly with Mrs Murphy our Eco-Committee Leader.

 

Eco-Committee Mission Statement

We will take a lead in showing an awareness and a responsibility of the importance of caring for environmental, sustainable issues in our school and Global World. We will make positive decisions to improve sustainable development in our school. We will participate in environmental reviews and monitor and evaluate the actions in our school and the wider community.

 

Role statement

The Eco-Committee will work together to be a voice of their peers. They will model the importance of the school becoming more environmentally sustainable.

All members will attend Eco-Committee meetings and take an active role in participating and contributing to its’ activities within our Eco-Schools Green Flag Award Programme.

The Eco-Committee will meet monthly and then report back to their peers.

Pupils from Year 4-7 are eligible to be on the Eco-Committee, with two representatives from each class.

 

Responsibilities

As a Eco-Committee member, your responsibilities include:

  • wearing your Eco-Committee badge
  • looking for ways to improve and enhance the environment of the school
  • being willing and open to listen to ideas from other members
  • attending the monthly Eco-Committee meetings
  • ensuring that data, actions and activities are monitored, evaluated and reported back to your peers and within school and the wider community, where appropriate
  • reporting back findings to your class following meetings, carrying out any further actions required
  • contributing to Eco-Committee assemblies

News

Eco Week 2024: Gallery of Pictures made using natural materials by Mrs Murphy’s class.
29/05/2024 12:00 AM
Eco Week 2024: Gallery of  Pictures made using natural materials by Mrs Murphy’s class.

Ballymoney Model IPs held a special Eco Week of Outdoor Learning activities in our fantastic school grounds and also to participate and celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day UK, 23rd May  2024. 

The boys and girls in Mrs Murphy's class had a marvellous start to Eco Week, with finding natural materials in our school, grounds and then making their fabulous "Minibeast  Pictures," in the sunshine outdoors.☀️

Take a look at our Gallery of "Minibeast Pictures," below made using natural materials and the collection of our class photographs, showcasing our Outdoor Minibeast Pictures.🐛🐌🐝🐜.

Superb Teamwork by all the boys and girls in Mrs Murphy's class during Eco Week 2024.👏🎉.

Thanks,

Mrs Murphy,

WAU & Eco- Schools Leader. 

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Eco Week: Planting class Sunflower seeds
29/05/2024 12:00 AM
Eco Week: Planting class Sunflower seeds

During Eco Week, all classes had the opportunity of planting sunflower seeds in a class pot.

The boys and girls in Mrs Murphy's class enjoyed helping each other, filling the large pot with compost and planting the seeds.

Which class will grow the Tallest Sunflower before the end of this term?
Watch this space...

See more photographs below of Mrs Murphy's class outdoors and in the Polytunnel in our school grounds. 
Thanks,
Mrs Murphy.

WAU & Eco- Schools Leader.

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Eco Week : Minibeast Detectives by Mrs Murphy’s Class.
29/05/2024 12:00 AM
Eco Week : Minibeast Detectives by Mrs Murphy’s Class.

During Eco Week a range of outdoor learning activities were carried out by the pupils in Mrs Murphy's class. The boys and girls had a great time in the sunshine being " Minibeast Detectives," in our school grounds and woodland area.

There was such excitement when an orange and black butterfly was spotted, just like the butterflies we had released the previous week from observing the Butterfly Life Cycle in our classroom. Was this one of our butterflies ? 

See below for more Minibeast Detective photographs:-

Thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

WAU & Eco- Schools Leader.

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Outdoor Classroom Day UK achievements by Mrs Murphy’s class.
25/05/2024 12:00 AM
Outdoor Classroom Day UK achievements by Mrs Murphy’s class.

Certificates for participating in Outdoor Classroom Day UK were presented to pupils at Ballymoney Model IPS. The boys and girls in Mrs Murphy's class enjoyed the Outdoor Learning activities in our special outdoor classroom area and school grounds. 
Look below at the special Minibeast Palace activities the boys and girls enjoyed outdoors.

Thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

WAU & Eco- Schools Leader.

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4JMu Celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day UK: Minibeast Hunt in our school grounds at Ballymoney Model IPS
23/05/2024 12:00 AM
4JMu Celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day UK: Minibeast Hunt in our school grounds at Ballymoney Model IPS

During Outdoor Classroom Day UK, Thursday 23rd May 2024, the pupils in Mrs Murphy's class, really enjoyed searching for and identifying the different Minibeasts found under stones and leaves in our fantastic school, grounds. 
Even though it was very wet and windy weather this morning, the boys and girls had great fun learning outdoors in our special Outdoor Classroom Area at Ballymoney Model IPS.

Take a look at the boys and girls learning outdoors today.

More Classroom Outdoor Posts on School App to follow.... 

Thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

WAU & Eco- Schools Leader 

and Head of KS1. 

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Outdoor Classroom Day UK: Celebrated Thursday 23rd May at Ballymoney Model IPS : Minibeast Palaces by class 4JMu
23/05/2024 12:00 AM
Outdoor Classroom Day UK: Celebrated Thursday 23rd May at Ballymoney Model IPS : Minibeast Palaces by class 4JMu

To celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day UK, today, Thursday 23rd May, the boys and girls in Mrs Murphy's class really enjoyed learning about Minibeast Habitats in our school grounds. In our special outdoor classroom area, despite the heavy rain this morning, the pupils had great fun, working together to create natural Minibeast Palaces. 
Great achievement during Outdoor Classroom Day by everyone in Mrs Murphy's class! 👏😊.

Look below at the wonderful Outdoor Learning in our school Outdoor Classroom Area and for more posts on the School App to follow. ...🍂🌻☀️.

Thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

WAU & Eco- Schools Leader 

Head of KS1.

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Sunflower Summer Competition : Ballymoney Model IPS
23/05/2024 12:00 AM
Sunflower Summer Competition : Ballymoney Model IPS

 Sunflower, Summer Growing Competition: Ballymoney Model IPS:- Eco Week and Outdoor Classroom Day activities were held this week in our school. Pupils can enter an individual Sunflower Summer Competition:- "Who can grow the tallest sunflower during the summer?"
Entry £1 for Sunflower growing pot available  from Mrs Murphy's classroom, starting tomorrow morning 8:45-9am and also next week.

Tallest Sunflower : Prize £20 voucher Walkers' Toy Shop.

We look forward to seeing the Sunflower photographs in September 2024.

Click on photographs below for more details:- 

Thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

Eco- Schools Leader. 

 

 

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Eco Week 20th-24th May : Celebrating Outdoor Learning.
17/05/2024 12:00 AM
Eco Week 20th-24th May : Celebrating Outdoor Learning.

Eco Week, is being held in our school, 20th- 24th May. All classes will have the opportunity to participate in Outdoor and Eco Week activities.
Boys and girls, please remember to bring a coat and have a change of outdoor shoes/ wellingtons in school all next week for Eco Week. 
On Thursday 23rd May, to Celebrate "Outdoor Classroom Day." pupils may wear something GREEN,  if wish, along with his/ her School Uniform. .

We are looking forward to participating in Outdoor Learning during our special Eco Week.😊☀️.

Many thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

WAU & Eco - Schools Leader. 

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Eco Committee : Gardening in the School Grounds
14/05/2024 12:00 AM
Eco Committee : Gardening in the School Grounds

The Eco Committee members enjoyed a busy afternoon on Wednesday 8th May. A huge thank you is extended to Mr M. Arlow for assisting us in our School Garden, this term. Also thanks to our School classroom assistant Mrs M. Waide for helping us with our Eco gardening activities.
Have a look at the school wooden beds, before we started to weed some of them during our Eco Meeting.
Many thanks to Mr Arlow for his time and interest the past few weeks, weeding and  placing more fresh soil into the beds, which is so helpful for gardening activities the start of Term 3 in our School Grounds.

Many thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

Eco- Schools Leader. 

More Eco Gardening  news and photographs to follow :- Watch this space.

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Eco Committee: Weeding in the School Garden
14/05/2024 12:00 AM
Eco Committee: Weeding in the School Garden

The Eco Committee had a very busy afternoon weeding some of the wooden beds, in preparation for planting more vegetables.

Thank you to Mr M. Arlow for coming to visit our school and for his tremendous help with the School Garden. Thanks also to our school classroom assistant, Mrs M. Waide for her fantastic help with all our Eco Committee gardening activities.

Have a look below at our Gallery Photographs of Gardening in our School Grounds.

Many thanks,

Mrs Murphy.

Eco- Schools Leader. 

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Children oversee these responsilbilites, and come together once a month to meet and discuss, ideas and suggestions within our school.

Below you can see our Eco-Schools Committee members for this school year.

Our Grounds

Look what we grew