19 Jul Green Day 2019
On Thursday 27th June 2018 Ulidia Integrated College held our annual Green Day event. This was our 11th annual green day event. This year, Year 8 were joined by students from Acorn Integrated Primary school. The aim of the day was to promote environmental action at both a local and a global scale.
Green day started off with the Year 8s learning about what Green Day is and what activities they will be taking part in. Year 8 learners also learnt about the College’s Eco Code and were given the opportunity to review and contribute towards a new Eco Code for the college.
Pupils from the two schools worked in groups to participate in a range of workshops, these included recycled craft, learning about recycling, learning about marine wildlife in our area, Fair Trade and also learning about global development. Pupils had the opportunity to participate in practical activities to improve our local environment such as litter picking.
Ulidia Integrated College hosted visitors from Eco Schools Northern Ireland, the Ulster Wildlife Trust, ISL Waste Management, Starbucks, ADSUM, Mid and East Antrim council and Trocaire. The visitors provided an exciting range of activities and workshops for all learners to enjoy together.
All pupils had the opportunity to participate in the ‘wacky boots’ competition and the ‘dress up’ competition, which was held in the hall at break time. Both Mrs Bell and Miss Hall 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.
Mrs Patterson would like to thank the following contributors who made this day possible for all year 8 learners and the visiting learners from three local primary schools;
- ADSUM Foundation
- Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
- Eco Schools Northern Ireland
- Ulster Wildlife Trust
- Mid and East Antrim Council
- ISL Waste Management