As part of the action plan for litter reduction in the school, the Eco Team enjoyed an afternoon cleaning up the school grounds. Pictured are some members of the Eco Team involved in litter picking before going on to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate.
Rainey Endowed School
The Big Shift
Monday 13th – Friday 17th June 2016
Contact: Mrs D Adamson
Over the next week Rainey Endowed will take part in an online challenge run by the charity SUSTRANS which encourage pupils to travel more actively to school, benefiting their health and helping to reduce congestion around the school gates. The Eco-club is asking pupils to be more active by walking, cycling and scooting to school as part of a five-day event called The Big Shift.
My name is David Eagleson, I am a year 3 pupil at Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt and in October this year I entered a competition, run by the Alpha Newspaper Group, Keep Northern Ireland beautiful and Eco-Schools, to be a Young Journalist for the Environment.
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Amy Parke in 8B has won the Eco Code competition, winning a £10 music voucher, for her very impressive poem on helping to improve environmental sustainablity in school. Congratulations to Amy for her hard work! Her EcoCode will be displayed in classrooms throughout the school in the next few weeks, and is also accessible via the EcoClub section of the VLE or download directly here.
On Wednesday 9th February James Rainey, Andrew Hopper and Jessie Totten planted 3 young beech trees in the school grounds, with the aim of improving the local biodiversity over the next few years. A big thank you to them for all their hard work! We look forward to seeing the trees grow, hopefully into large trees one day!
Dobbies Garden Centre in Lisburn have made a very generous donation of gardening equipment to our new garden project, donating various items such as pots, a spade, spring bulbs, vegetable seeds and bags of compost. We are very grateful to Dobbies for this kind donation and are looking forward putting them to good use.