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June Newsletter 2019!

Georgina Black   Tue 25 Jun 2019

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

Thank you all for another fantastically successful year for Eco-Schools. This month saw the culmination of our Green Flag assessments for 2018/19, well done to all the schools that achieved Green Flag this year and thanks to all our brilliant assessors for all the vital work you do for us.

We’d like to welcome Georgina Black to the Eco-Schools team she will be our new Eco-Schools Officer organising Green Flags. Georgina was in her Eco-Committee when at Glenlola Grammar school in Bangor when they received their first Green Flag. She has since received a First Class Honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from QUB. She has worked on various conservation projects with TCV and RSPB and keeps bees and a small flock of sheep at home.

We wish you all a fantastic summer break but before you head off read the round up below and reflect on all your own successes this year too!

May 2019 newsletter!

Cathy Gorman   Mon 03 Jun 2019

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

We are nearly at the end of another fantastic Eco-Schools year. Thank you all for the brilliant activities you have been doing – don’t forget to share your stories with us on social media or by email. We have seen wonderful work in schools achieving the Green Flag this year 134 so far and counting – there still some more to come in June.

We’d like to wish our hard working Eco-Schools Officer, Cathy, all the best as she heads off on maternity leave later in June.

April newsletter 2019

Cathy Gorman   Wed 01 May 2019

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

We hope you all had a great Easter break! As we launch into the final term for this school year we hope you are all thinking about getting outside for a few lessons, planting up your gardens, picking up litter, looking out for wildlife and stretching your legs with a walk to school. There are lots of ideas highlighted below for you to get involved in. We are in full Green Flag assessment swing now for this last term and we ask you to bear with us as we organise your assessments during this very busy time!

March 2019 newsletter!

Cathy Gorman   Tue 02 Apr 2019

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

We can’t believe the Teachers Conference is over for another year - what a great day it was! Thanks to all the schools that attended and helped out on the day. Read all about it and our exciting new Marine topic below. Thanks also to all the schools who have submitted Green Flag applications before the deadline – we will be working hard to arrange your assessment before the end of the school year but this can take some time to organise so bear with us please. Applications are still welcome but might not be assessed this year at this point.

February 2019 newsletter

Cathy Gorman   Tue 02 Apr 2019

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

Half term is behind us and we are galloping towards some big events before the Easter break; most notably the Teachers Conference on the 21st March – you only have until the 7th March to register for this landmark event so don’t delay! Don’t forget the deadline for first Green Flag applications is the 15th March and we look forward to receiving lots of applications. Eco-Schools NI now has a pinterest page with useful resources for the 10 topics check it out for inspiration. We also have launched some exciting new competitions with Translink and the Education Authority, read on to find out more!

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

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

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

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