We are an Eco School

 

Rosetta Primary was awarded the prestigious and internationally recognised green flag in June 2015 - a tremendous achievement. We are continuing to raise environmental awareness as we reapply for this award. Our priorities for 17/18 are;

  • Outdoor learning
  • Reducing litter
  • Encourage biodiversity

 

 

RSPB NI Schools Birdwatch

 

As part of Rosetta’s drive to achieve the Eco Green Flag, the RSPB NI visited Rosetta on Tuesday 16th January 2018. Despite the snow, each class braved the weather and took part in the RSPB NI Schools Birdwatch. A great variety of birds were spotted throughout the day in the school grounds, such as starlings, seagulls, wagtails, crows and blackbirds to name a few. Well done to everyone who took part!

Back row – L to R: Ellie (P5D), Hannah (P6F), Katie (P6J), Alexy (P7), Mr Fenton, Miss Brennan (RSPB NI and Board of Governors)

Front row – L to R: Victoria (P5S), Jamie (P1B), Erona (P3M), Tom (P3H), Emily (P1N), Reuben (P7), Joel (P2B), Nathaniel (P2D)

 

 

Global Perspectives

Rosetta is part of the Global Learning Programme, an initiative which aims to involve children in critical thinking about the concepts of poverty and inequality in the world and helping our pupils feel they can make a difference.

 

This year staff are integrating global perspectives in learning across the curriculum.

 

 

Transport

We are developing our awareness of the environmental and health issues associated with so many cars, and instead encouraging more sustainable ways of getting to school. We have regular walk to school days and had a “Spring into Cycling” campaign which was very successful.

The eco committee led an assembly to highlight the issue of pollution caused by cars.

 

Waste and recycling

We are trying to reduce the amount of waste our school produces and increase the amount that is reused or recycled. All classes have paper bins and we have litter monitors in the playground. We had another successful “Cash for Clobber” clothes collection which raised £120 to buy plants etc for our garden.

 

Other eco activities

Each class is working on specific action plans to enhance our environmental awareness.

Thank you for all your continuing support with our eco activities. Hopefully we will keep our green flag- we are being assessed in June so watch this space!

Mrs Buchanan

Eco- Schools Co-ordinator