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ECO Committee

At Orangefield PS, we are very proud of our “green” status and our Green Flag (an internationally recognised standard).


The pupils take the lead in our Eco work, with children in each P4-P7 class voting for two Eco Reps to work on their behalf on the sixteen-strong Eco Committee.  Pupils and staff work together to make OPS a greener school and to educate both school and community on green issues. 


In our current action plan, we have targeted the areas of Transport, Waste and School Grounds.  Recent projects include a Wheelie Bin Challenge, Walk to School Week  and continued improvements to our school grounds.  P4 children worked with Groundwork NI to install improved veg beds.  The pupils enjoyed constructing the wooden beds, planting the fruit and veg and harvesting the produce! 


On-going work in our school includes litter-picking, recycling paper, plastics, printer cartridges, batteries, phones and textiles.  Alongside this excellent work, pupils learn about green issues in class, participating in lessons and projects relating to a range of environmental topics.


Our School Council merged with the Eco Council at the beginning of September 2017.  The teachers that help the 16-strong committee are: Mrs Sweetlove, Ms Greenwood, Miss Bloomer, Mr Bell and Mrs Morrison. We are currently developing plans for improving the playground facilities as well as working on the Eco topics of Waste, School Grounds and Transport.  

Pupils enjoying the new pond and outdoor classroom.

Active Travel: Ditch the Stabilisers P1-P2




P4 Rm 8   Poppy Johnston & Gracie Ashbridge

P4 Rm 9   Matthew Lyons & Lexie Duckett

P5 Rm 10  Molly Malcolm, David McKnight & Oscar Davidson

P5 Rm 11  Rhys Hargie & Bella Cully

P6 Rm 4   Daniel Henry & Joanna Hunt

P6 Rm 5   Freddie Swan & John Craig

P7 Rm 6  Anael Lomba & Grace Anderson

P7 Rm 7  Katie Graham & Isaac Hargie