18 Jul Green Day 2017
Last month Ulidia Integrated College held our annual green day, this was our 9th annual green day event. This year, Year 8 were joined by Acorn Integrated Primary, Whiteabbey Primary and St. Nicholas Primary. The aim of the day is to promote environmental action at both a local and a global scale.
Green day started off with the year 8’s learning about what is green day and what activities they will be taking part in. The introduction also included a prize ceremony during which Eco Schools NI presented Ulidia with an international collaboration award.
Pupils from the four schools worked in groups to participate in a range of workshops, these included making bird feeders, learning about recycling, learning about marine wildlife in our area, and also learning about global development. Some pupils had the opportunity to participate in practical activities to improve our local environment such as litter picking.
Pupils hosted visitors from Eco Schools Northern Ireland, the Ulster Wildlife Trust, ISL Recycling, Madagascar project, ASDAN, Trocare, and the Northern Ireland school of falconry.
A highlight for all pupils was the birds of prey display which was held in the hall after lunch. Pupils had the opportunity to learn about birds and their lives and to have a go at falconry.
Pupils had the opportunity to participate in the ‘wacky boots’ competition and the ‘dress up’ competition. Both Mrs Bell and Mrs Moore were very impressed with the entries and the effort that went into them.
Congratulations to all the pupils involved for your enthusiasm, effort, and making our visitors on the day so very welcome.