Carrickfergus Model Primary School

Inspiring excellence through example, endeavour and encouragement

Eco Council 2018


ECO Council - September 2018


Have a look at the pictures below to see what the Eco Council have been doing to help our local area. They have been cleaning up the beaches and thus helping sea life and they have been making bird feeders from recycled materials. What a super bunch of kids they are!

ECO Council News


In the latest slideshow you can see all of the wonderful things Eco Club have been doing, both around school and in our local environment. They are a model example to us all and I hope that they inspire you, and others, to make the world a better place a little at a time.


In the photos below you can see our members:

  • Tidying the garden behind the mobiles;
  • Planting tubs to enhance our school grounds;
  • Picking up litter at the beach, along the harbour and on the outskirts of the fun fair.

Planting Spring Daffodils

ECO Councillors

Our eco councillors have many very important jobs to do around our school. They help to keep the environment tidy, they raise concerns about the environment and provide us with solutions, they plant bulbs and maintain the gardens around our school AND they help us to save energy. 


During the first term in school the eco team decided to take part in the energy ‘Switch off Fortnight’. As part of this the committee decided to have a poster competition entitled - ‘Best Energy Saving Slogan’. The Power Team then mounted the winning posters around the school.


In addition to this the members of the Power Team audited classrooms each day for a fortnight to find out who the best energy saving class was and ...

PRIMARY 5 MRS BOYD'S CLASS were the winners of the ‘Best Energy Saving Class’ competition. The prize was 10 minutes extra playtime! What a lucky bunch!


In the pictures below you will see pictures of the team doing lots of eco friendly things.

ECO Flag Award

Congratulations to Mrs Falconer and the school ECO Council on achieving the ECO flag award once again.  Worthy recgntition of all the hard work undertaken by Mrs Falconer and her ECO councillors - Shannon Jess, Stuart Crooks, Erin Walker, Emily Magill, Jayden Hamilton, Ben Palmer, Anya Laughlin and Alex McGrew.  Well done everyone!

Walk to School week

A massive thank you to all our parents, grandparents and pupils who participated in the Sustrans Active Travel Walk to School week in May.  As you can see from the photos, those who took part on the Monday morning really had to brave the elements to walk to school that day!

Sustrans Active Travel - Orienteering

As part of the Sustrans Active Travel initiative, Primary 6 & 7 pupils participated in orienteering sessions in late November.  We are pleased to report all pupils navigated their way around the course - some more quickly than others!