Bangor Central has its own Eco-Team. They call themselves The ELFs, and they want to make positive changes in the environment around them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The photos below include ELF artwork advertising the Birdwatch, and a special assembly announcement to tell everyone about it.
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.
Watch the following videos to find out a little bit more about batteries and WHY it is so important to RECYCLE them