Eco Club Recommences


Our first week of Eco Club got off to a great start with our new recruits. Our three topics are Healthy Living, Energy and Waste. We have all been assigned our new duties for the next two months

Year 8 members
Kevin Cheung, Maia Nowak, Isabella McCracken, Olivia Overend, Amelie McConnell, Hannah Field
Bianca Zeelie, Emily Caskey, Anna Foster and Fionn McPeake

Year 9 members
Bosco Devlin, Ciara Brown, Ciara Cooke, Chloe Nash, Poppy Hastings, Olivia Currie, Sophia Young
Jessica Finlay, Saskia Hastings, Abby McGurk, Heidi White, Sarah Hatrick, Sophia Morrissey, Molly Wilkinson, Reece Ballantine, Eva Francis, Julia Zoledziewska, Christian Ross, Aoibh Larkin and Kaitlin Henry

Year 10 members
Rebecca Linton, Lauren Hurrell, Sophia Martin and Maddie Mawhinney

Year 11 and 12 members
Katie Wilkinson, Eli Barclay, Michael Kelly and Lee McGucken

Litter Reduction in School


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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.


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The Big Shift

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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.


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Young Journalist – Keeping Northern Ireland Beautiful

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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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Eco-club News

To see the  latest eco-club news just click on the image to the left or click here

You will be able to get all the most recent results, reports and photographs from the current activities being put on by the club.

Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling Is now up and running in the Technology and Science Departments. Pupils who have old batteries lying about at home are encouraged to make use of this facility.

EcoCode Competition

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.

Beech Tree Planting

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

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.

Dobbies Donation