We are delighted to inform you that Buick Memorial Primary School has been awarded the coveted Eco Schools Flag! This is a highly prestigious award which is only presented to schools who have excelled in their eco plans. Well done to Miss Stirling, Mrs Carleton and all the children within the Eco Committee. We are very proud of your hard work. The Eco flag will be displayed at the front of the school from next Monday.
Eco Club went on an adventure in November’s club with Johnny from Sustrans. We explored the safest routes to our school from various places in Cullybackey and timed how long each route takes. Look out for the huge map we created and see if you could walk, cycle or scoot to school rather than always coming by car.
Introducing….. our brand new Eco Committee for 2017/18. The new representatives from each class will be working hard to plan for the school’s next steps towards environmental success!
WE DID IT!! Buick was presented with the Sustrans School Mark Bronze Award by Johnny. Well done to everyone for your participation and enthusiasm! Next up….Silver!
The Eco Committee thought it would be useful if we had an ‘Eco Code’ to follow so that we can continue to improve our school and make a difference to the environment.
Our Eco Committee organised a Litterpick with the help of Cullybackey Community Partnership. We even had a visit from the Mayor! Every class had an area of the school grounds or the village to tidy up. The children had so much fun and we raised awareness of how important it is to keep our community clean and tidy.
Buick were invited to take part in a very special project for The Garden Show NI by Mid and East Antrim Council. Some of the children designed and made mosaic tiles which were added to the central feature of the display garden.
We took part in The Big Pedal. This happens in schools all over the UK. We came up with a Superhero theme for ours. We even won a prize in a competition run by Sustrans for ‘Best Photograph’.
You may have noticed the wonderful wellies at our front door. Mr Fleck drilled holes in the bottom of each welly. Our Eco Club then layered small stones and compost before planting flowers in them.
Johnny from Sustrans came in to visit some of our P1 children for ‘Ditch the Stabilisers’.