Eco Schools Action Plan
Take a look at our Eco Schools Action Plan. From Sept 2021 to March 2023 we will be working on the following three topics:
- Healthy Living
- Outdoor Learning
- Global Perspective
Waste & Recycling
P5 have been very busy making bracelets using plastic bags they brought in from home. These bracelets will be sold at our School Fair at the end of May. Money raised will be going to an Eco Charity. We will keep you updated with how we got on!
We have been very busy organising an Eco Stall for our school fair. Read the minutes of our meeting for more information.
Sensory Garden Update - new mirrors, chalkboards and a place to relax!
We had lots of fun engaging in outdoor learning during Book Week.
P5 participated in an Air Quality Investigation with Queen's University Belfast.
Fairtrade Fortnight Competition
Congratulations to our winner and runner up! Enjoy your Maltesers.
Every class participated in fun and engaging activities to learn more about Fairtrade. Enjoy looking at the photographs below.
Fairtrade Fortnight Competition
Have a go at guessing the number of Maltesers in the jar. The closest guess will win the lot!
Don't forget to bring your £1 to enter. All money will be donated to the Fairtrade Foundation.
Eco Code Competition Entries
Thank you for your amazing competition entries! The Eco Committee were very impressed with your hard work.
Fairtrade Fortnight is starting very soon. Check out the poster for more information (made by Jessica and Zainab from the Eco Committee).
Check out our amazing Eco Board. Here we share eco news, our action plan and environmental review. You can also leave suggestions here for the Eco Committee.
Sensory Garden Update - new stones!
P3 After School Club - Mindfulness
Litter & Waste
P4 - Recycling Posters and Litter Picking.
Congratulations to our Eco Code competition winner! The Eco Code will be shared with all pupils and displayed in each classroom.
Garden update! The stones have been removed and we have been making room for more planting areas.
Click here to view information on our Eco Code competition. The Eco Committee can't wait to see your entries!
Our school garden is getting an update! Have a look at how we are getting on so far.
P4 - Educating the Heart
P4 - Nurture in 5
The whole school participated in Outdoor Learning activities throughout the week.
P1 - 2D Shape
P2 - 2D Shape
P3 - 2D Shape
P4 - 2D Shape and Handling Data
P5 - Lost in the Forest - Maths Hunt
P6 - Place Value
P7 - Symmetry
P5 Chester's Challenge with Chest, Heart and Stroke.
Minutes from latest meeting.
Outdoor Games - After School activity completed by all year groups.
P1 Bird Feeders.
P5 have been studying the topic 'My Body' in World Around Us. They have been looking at the function of the lungs and how to keep them healthy. They made these fantastic posters on the Comic Life app on the iPad.
We are going to use the completed environmental review to inform our action plan.
P5 - Place Value
P5 had lots of fun outside. They played a multiple catching game, ordered numbers and used natural materials to represent 4 digit numbers.
P5 - Labelling the body.
Cash for Clobber
Thank you for your support! The money is going to be used to enhance our school garden.
Meet our Eco Committee!
The Eco Committee work with other children and adults in our school to make it a more environmentally friendlly place.
Eco Committee jobs:
· Share ideas in Eco-Committee meetings.
· Carry out an environmental review to measure our school’s performance against the nine Eco topics.
· Help create a plan for how we can make Rosetta an eco-friendlier place the next year.
· Speak to other members of the school community.
· Bring ideas from classes to the meetings and also feedback what we have discussed.
· Be willing to speak in school assemblies.
· Help the school be more energy efficient during its daily running e.g. switching off lights.
· Help the school achieve an Eco-Schools Award.
We are an Eco School
Rosetta Primary was first awarded the prestigious and internationally recognised green flag in June 2015 - a tremendous achievement. We are continuing to raise environmental awareness and were delighted when our green flag status was again granted in June 2018. The school council began selling metal straws to reduce plastic waste in February 2020. Watch this space for more eco ideas becoming actions in Rosetta Primary...
Eco Committee Attends Green Flag Celebration at Belfast City Hall.
We did it again!
On Thursday 17th May, the Eco Committee attended the Green flag presentational ceremony in Belfast City Hall. Rosetta Primary School have been rewarded the Green Flag (the highest achievement) again this year. This is a result of the Eco Committees hard work in setting and achieving the targets in the school’s action plans of encouraging biodiversity, reducing litter and improving outdoor learning.
The children got to meet Ecomantella, visit the various exhibits from other schools and local eco businesses and organisations. The day was a great success and the children very much enjoyed having lunch in the Great Hall after the presentation.
Well done to everyone that has taken part this year!
Photo (left to right):
Alexy (P7), Eco Leader for P5S, Reuben (P7), Ellie (P5D),Katie (P6J) and Hannah (P6W),
Please feel free to browse our gallery of photos of this brilliant event below.
Eco Committee Completes Community Litter Pick
On Wednesday 22nd May, the Eco Committee invited community members from local businesses and organisations to take part in a community litter pick. Representatives from each class in Rosetta Primary School were joined by members from St John’s Church, Bumbles Daycare and local residents to complete the litter pick.
As a result of everyone’s hard we collected four large black bags of rubbish from the streets in the surrounding area of the school.
Thank you to everyone that took part and well done!
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)
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.
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!
Eco- Schools Co-ordinator