Guided by our expert team of speakers, who will entertain and educate us, we’ll delve into subjects such as sustainable living, plastics polluting tropical reefs and mountains, how plastics effect pond life, the chemistry of sustainable plastics, and the plastic journey including polar bears and penguins!
This web series is run by Eco-Schools NI, part of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, in partnership with the Tackling Plastic team. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Check out Eco-Schools NI Facebook page for more information, and how to register.
The Eco-Schools programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects. The primary aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world.
“Before I joined the [Eco]committee I really lacked confidence, and then I was voted to be chairperson and now I am so much more confident in speaking to people”. Pupil chairperson, St Bernard’s Primary School, Belfast.
Eco-Schools supports a number of projects that further this goal and can provide additional funding to your school. These projects include the Wrigley Litter Less Campaign and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE).
The Litter Less Campaign educates children and youth around the world on the issue of litter and gives them the opportunity to engage their local communities in awareness-raising activities.
The YRE programme, aimed at pupils P7 and above, empowers young people to take an educated stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and gives them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video.
Eco-Schools is a free-to-enter programme that has real benefits for pupils, teachers and the school budget. The programme is delivered to schools throughout Northern Ireland in partnership with a range of delivery partners including Department of Agriculture Education & Rural Affairs (DAERA) and 10 Councils.