The Eco Schools programme consists of a growing community of schools throughout Europe who are committed to the continuous improvement of their local environment. As the schools develop their environment they are awarded bronze, silver and green flag status. Markethill Primary is proud to be the owner of a Green Flag Award.
Our school elected an Eco Committee with two children representing each class from Primary 4 to Primary 7. The committee, with the help of the whole school community, work together to improve the following aspects:
- Litter – all children are encouraged to put their litter in the bins provided.
- Waste minimisation – to reduce the amount of waste the school generates the children recycle paper, plastic bottles, tins, glass, batteries, clothes, food waste.
- Energy – to reduce the amount of energy the school uses by switching off lights, computers etc when not needed.
- Healthy Living – by promoting a healthy lifestyle and healthy breaks.