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October 2018 newsletter!

Cathy Gorman   Mon 29 Oct 2018

October's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We can’t believe it is half term already! Thanks very much to all the schools who have signed up for campaigns and got in touch with us so far this year. We have been delighted to see such a good turnout at cluster group meetings too. Many thanks to the councils who have organised these meetings and schools who have hosted them so successfully.

Have a spooktacular half term everyone!

September 2018 newsletter!

Cathy Gorman   Wed 03 Oct 2018

September's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We hope you are all up and running in school, it’s hard to believe the first month has gone by so quickly! We’ve got lots of great ideas for you and your Eco-Committee to think about and take part in this year.

Ruth, Cathy & Francesca

August 2018 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Wed 29 Aug 2018

August's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fabulous summer break. We are excited about the year ahead and all the amazing projects, events and awards we will be working on together with you. Keep an eye on the newsletter, emails and social media for all the biz.

We are delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the team, Francesca Di Palo. You will be hearing from her throughout the year about fantastic projects to take part in.

Ruth, Cathy & Francesca

June 2018 newsletter!

Cathy Gorman   Tue 26 Jun 2018

June's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We can’t believe another school year is over! Well done to everyone who put in lots of time and enthusiasm to the Eco-Schools programme this year. We know that without your work the programme would not exist – so thank you all!

Many thanks also to our many supporters, partners and sponsors that help us keep the Eco-Schools’ wheels turning.

It’s been another record year for flags awarded and project success. Read on to find out more and see what some schools have achieved this year.

We hope you all have a fantastic summer and look forward to working on another great year with you all next year.

Ruth & Cathy

Eco-schools May 2018 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Fri 01 Jun 2018

May's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

April and May have been busy months for finishing projects and announcing winners. We are pleased to announce the winners of the Food Waste Challenge, and the Belfast City Council Wheelie Big Challenge.

A big thank-you to schools who have also taken part in the Translink Travel Challenge, we are collating the results and will announce them in next month’s newsletter.

Well done to all the schools who have taken part in the Big Spring Clean – don’t forget to register your results on the Live Here Love Here website and of course this is good data to log for Eco-Schools too!

Eco-Schools Event Special Newsletter 2018

Cathy Gorman   Tue 08 May 2018

We have an Event Special newsletter to catch you up on our Teachers Conference!

Here at Eco-Schools we can’t believe how quickly April has flown in. We are hoping April showers will bring May flowers!

Eco-Schools NI are currently looking for a new Project Officer in a full time, permanent capacity. For more information please visit the Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful website. The closing date is 9th May.

We were delighted to host our rescheduled Eco-Schools Teachers Conference on the 20th April in glorious sunshine at CAFRE Greenmount Campus. We would like to thank DAERA for funding a fantastic day.

This newsletter is focusing on the outcomes of the event, all the awardees and winners of Eco-Teacher of the Year. For other project information please refer to our Mid April newsletter or the website.

We hope you enjoy all the news from this special event.

Post Easter newsletter 2018

Cathy Gorman   Mon 16 Apr 2018

The post-Easter newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We hope you all have had a great Easter break and are ready for an action packed summer term. Due to the Easter break we are sending this mid-April newsletter and we will also be sending an Event Special newsletter at the end of April with all the news from our Teachers Conference on the 20th April.

To all the teachers and delivery partners registered for the Teachers Conference that had to be rescheduled, due to the snow, we say a big thanks for your patience. We are delighted that everyone has been able to accommodate the new date and are looking forward to greeting you all at what is promising to be a great event.

Many thanks also to all the teachers who submitted a Green Flag application by the deadline in March. Cathy will be working hard to get assessment dates organised over the next couple of months. For those who didn’t meet the deadline you can of course still submit an application for assessment next school year.

Read on for lots of project ideas you may want to get involved in this term and lot of other news too!

February 2018 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Tue 13 Mar 2018

February's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We have had another busy month at Eco-Schools with lots of schools getting involved in the Food Waste Challenge, Young Reporters for the Environment and the Translink Travel Challenge.

Many thanks to all the schools who sent in entries for Eco-Teacher of the Year, we were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries, and had over 40 nominees. It was really not easy to choose a winner. We are so grateful to have so many amazing and inspirational teachers working on this programme that their pupils clearly hold in high regard. Thank you all for the excellent work you do.

January 2018 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Wed 31 Jan 2018

January's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We are launching into New Year with enthusiasm. There is so much to take part in and look forward to in the next term, including the Eco-Schools Teachers Conference on the 2nd March and lots of great projects.

Well done to schools renewing their Green Flags who got their application in by the 10th January deadline, we really appreciate the effort you put in and are enjoying reading about all the great work you have been doing. You are a constant inspiration to us.

We would like to welcome and say thank-you to the 11 new Green Flag Assessors who attended the training this month. We look forward to working with you.

Ruth, Cathy & Chris

December 2017 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Tue 19 Dec 2017

December's newsletter is now up and ready to be viewed!

We can’t quite believe that the first term is over already – where has the time gone? Before you head off we would just like to give you a few ideas to think about for next term.

There is still plenty of time to get involved in the Food Waste Challenge, Young Reporters for the Environment, the Wheelie Big Challenge (Belfast), the Translink Travel Challenge and Cash for Clobber – read all about them below as well as some exciting events coming up.

Most of all we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope you enjoy a well earned rest and the tipple of your choice!

Ruth, Cathy & Chris