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Today Peter from 'Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful' came in to talk to the P7s all about the importance of recycling - they were checking to see how well the staff were disposing of their rubbish!

A big thank you to everyone who donated clothing for the 'Cash for Clobber' collection. All of the donated bags were collected this afternoon and the Eco committee are really looking forward to using whatever cash we have made to help make our school even greener.

Meet the Eco Committee for 2023/24. This year's slogan is - 'Keep yourself clean and keep Groggan green!' - created by a member and approved by the committee.

Thank you to all our families who donated old clothes to be collected today by Cookstown Textiles. Eco Committee helped load up the van today for weighing. We will keep you posted on how much money we have raised.

Primary 1/2 had a visitor from RSPB called Jo to speak to them about our local birds. We found out what they looked like, sounded like and even got to go outside using binoculars to look for them. We spotted a Robin who sang for us and a Blue Tit high up in the trees. How exciting! Families can take part in the RSPB Big Bird Watch and register what birds they have seen in their gardens online.

ECO Committee Big Bird Watch with Joanna, RSPB

We are soo proud of our eco committee!

We had so much fun celebrating the Daily Mile’s 10th celebration!

We had a clothing collection for school. All Tex came to collect our collection. What a way to recycle our old clothing and shoes we do not use.

Anna from NI Water came in to talk to us about using water and how to not waste water.

P5/6 competed in a competition relating to the sustainable development goals. Here is their video explaining how to play it! How amazing they are now finalists!

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Key Stage 2 were using their orienteering skills today to identify the sustainable development goals by only using the symbols. We had great fun working them out. πŸ—Ί πŸƒ 🌟

The Eco Committee came together to think about how we could save water, we contacted NI Water to get resources.

We were super busy tidying and improving our grounds on Friday. We enjoyed finding insects and learning more about different flowers and fruits.

One of our Eco Warriors recycled some old wood and made bird boxes for school! 🐦 πŸ“¦

We had Laura in to talk to us about the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can make them into a game.

Fit Fridays have begun - P6/7 timed their first one to see how fast they could walk it in.. Now it is time to improve their times each week.

P3/4 have been taking their numeracy outdoors!

P2/3 have been doing lots of outdoor learning - have a look to see what they have been up to.

P1/2 Outdoor learning experiences! 🌳 🍁

A few Eco members took it upon themselves to research and find out about aspects of Global Perspective. They decided to gather the information and put it in a video to share with everyone!

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Eco committee and some other classes enjoyed Jo from RSPB coming in and doing the big schools bird watch with us! Wow, we saw so many birds.

Eco Code 2021-2022

Eco Committee Meeting 🌳

ECO Committee 2021,2022

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