"The Eco Schools programme consists of a growing community of schools throughout Europe who are committed to the continuous improvement of their local environment. Most young people care deeply about environmental issues and wish to make a positive change in the environment around them. The Eco-Schools programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects. The primary aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world."
Please see their website for further details. http://www.eco-schoolsni.org/cgi-bin/generic?instanceID=1
As schools develop their environment they are awarded bronze and silver certificates and Green Flag status. Markethill Primary School has recently gained bronze and silver certificates (January 2018).
After a short break, our school has recently elected a new Eco Committee with two children representing each class from Primary 4 to Primary 7. The committee, with the help of the whole school community, will work together towards Green Flag status.
On Thursday 19th September, Councillor Julie Flaherty, a member of the Environmental Committee of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, came to announce the results of our in-school election and declared the following 8 candidates as elected. A big congratulations to them all!
Keep following our page for updates on how we are getting on...