What is Eco-Schools?
Eco-Schools is a recognised award scheme, rewarding and accrediting schools who have made a commitment to continuously improving their environmental performance.
In St Joseph’s High School we engage with the Eco-Schools Programme to raise awareness of environmental issues through activities that link to curriculum subjects. The aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of our school for both for our pupils and our staff. We are very proud of the efforts of the students and staff on the Eco Committee as well as the efforts made by the staff as a whole.
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Meet our Eco-Committee for 2013/2014. The Eco-Committee, along with Senior Management and the Eco- School Co-Ordinator Mrs. E. Donnelly are working hard to promote Eco-awareness.
Positions of Responsibility
- Chairperson – Ryan Sheerin (Head Boy)
- Minutes Secretary – Aine Quinn
- Senior Campaign Manager – Natasha Quinn
- Junior Campaign Manager – Mark Murphy
- Environmental Review Officers – Sinead Donnelly and Jade McDonnell
- Publicity Officer – Claire Mackin (Head Girl)
World Day of Action- Operation Energy Power Down Day – Thurs 7th November 2103Eco-School Campaigns
Electricity Meter readings were taken over a weekly period to gain an understanding of our energy usage. The Eco Committee promoted the Power Down day by organising a Senior and Junior assembly to highlight the importance of switching off unnecessary electrical items when not needed. A Junior Poster Campaign was launched to promote action also. Further monitoring will take place in the New Year.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – Connected Learning Project
Wed 6th November 2013
The Geography, Technology and Home Economics departments in St. Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen were delighted to welcome Colin Doherty (Director of REGEN) and Patrick McShane (Environmental Co-ordinator NMDC) to speak to Year 9 pupils on why it is important to recycle and how the recycling industry is growing in terms of business opportunities. This very informative talk has also linked the school participation in the European Week for Waste Reduction which ran from Mon 16th – 24th November an Eco-School Initiative.
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