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The Eco-Team


Bangor Central has its own Eco-Team.  They call themselves The ELFs, and they want to make positive changes in the environment around them.

There's a Flag Flying High

 

On Monday 15th May, Bangor Central's ELFs led two environmental assessors around the school grounds and into classrooms, to showcase the Eco activities implemented this year. After a nerve-wracking 35 minute wait, where the assessors discussed and analysed all they had seen, the ELFs were delighted when it was announced that Bangor Central would keep the Green Flag flying. A massive congratulations to the ELFs for all their hard work and enthusiasm, as well as to every pupil and teacher and parent in Bangor Central who supported the actions of the Eco Team.

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Eco Code

This year, the ELFs worked with one of our Year 6 classes to update our Eco Code.  They wanted it to be easily remembered by everyone in the school, and based it on our main target of Healthy Living and The Daily Mile.

See the code below, and watch the video which shows some of the ELFs practicing for the assembly in which the new code would be presented to the whole school.

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BCIPS Eco Team Rap

This short video was broadcast in our Eco code assembly to ensure all pupils are aware of a few of the Eco activities throughout our school.

Gold Award

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Activites for Gold Award

Can we build it?  YES WE CAN!!

 

To contribute towards our Gold Wildlife Action award, some of our ELFs worked with Y2 and Y4 pupils to construct bird boxes.  The three different boxes were made based on the desire to attract some of the birds observed in the school playground throughout the Big Schools' Bird Watch carried out in January; blue tit, great tit and robin. There was much discussion taking place about the best techniques and approaches, and the merry sound of the hammer could be heard ringing in the distance until the final nail was hammered home.

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ELFs in Action - fulfilling duties for our main target of Healthy Living

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Tackling the Healthy Living Topic

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Keen to know how The Daily Mile is going, the ELFs prepared a series of questions to ask three of the Year 7 pupils who have been participating in it. Below is a transcript of the questions, as well as a video of the Central press conference.
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Daily Mile Press Conference

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The ELFs present questions to some Y7 pupils to get the lowdown on the Daily Mile

Monitoring Action Plan Targets - ELF-designed questionnaire to be completed by all Y7 pupils

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Public Speaking Competition - A Day in the Life of a Waste Sorting Super Hero

Public Speaking Competition - A Day in the Life of a Waste Sorting Super Hero 1

Our Blue Planet

 

The Y5s have been studying water, and, as a conclusion to their studies the Eco Team felt that it would be great to send them on a trip to Crawfordsburn Park, where they could engage in some outdoor learning and get to grip with local biodiversity.

Year 5 Pondipping Trip to Crawfordsburn

Guidance on the Pond Life

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Learning through Experience

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Caddisfly Larva

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Bangor Central is taking place in the Big Schools' Birdwatch.

 

The photos below include ELF artwork advertising the Birdwatch, and a special assembly announcement to tell everyone about it. 

A successful Birdwatch!

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Rare bird swoops into playground during Big Schools' Bird Watch

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Record sheets showing the birds present during the Birdwatch

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Collating the Data

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The ELFs help Karen from the RSPB to collate the data and input the results to the RSPB database.

Working to input the data

Pie Chart to show Birds sighted during Birdwatch

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Year 5 ELF works hard to create and edit a press release to send to the Spectator. Fingers crossed we get featured!

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Spectator Success

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Bangor glaucous gull

Glaucous gull feeding in Bangor Central Integrated Primary

Updated Logo

Winter is coming ...

As winter approaches and food becomes increasingly more difficult for our feathered friends to access, we want to make sure the birds can get something to fill their hungry tummies.

 

Energy saving is still our concern!

 

 

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We want your OLD batteries!

An empty battery recycling box has just been discovered ...

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A Y3 student tells us what to do ...

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Got some popcorn?  

 

Watch the following videos to find out a little bit more about batteries and WHY it is so important to RECYCLE themmail

Paddy the Beaver Episode 1: Tools Need Batteries

Uploaded by Earth Day Canada on 2015-05-05.

Paddy the Beaver Episode 2: What is a Battery?

Uploaded by Earth Day Canada on 2015-05-05.

Paddy the Beaver Episode 3: The Big Pile

Uploaded by Earth Day Canada on 2015-03-19.

Paddy the Beaver Episode 4: Battery Hero Revealed

Uploaded by Earth Day Canada on 2015-05-05.

An interview with Central's Number 1 Cyclist

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