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January 2019 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Thu 31 Jan 2019

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

We hope the New Year is off to a great start for everyone. 2019 is a year to celebrate for us as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Eco-Schools programme. We would love to see and share any pictures or memories you have of the early years of the programme in your school – please send them to Ruth.

Our first big celebration event is happening 21st March at the Teachers Conference - we look forward to seeing many of you there!

December 2018 newsletter!

Cathy Gorman   Mon 17 Dec 2018

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Season’s greetings to everyone!

The Eco-Schools team have been super busy over the last month attending inspiring conferences and presenting workshops. You can read more about this below. We also know schools are in full festive fun mode and really appreciate all the time you give to us at this busy time of the year.

We hope you have a fantastic holiday and look forward to catching up with you in the New Year.

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.