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Kings Road Nursery School
||We pledge to reduce all unnecessary laminating from our school by Dec 2021, with items being laminated only when absolutely necessary.||28/05/2021|
St. Colm's High School
||We pledge to remove as much single-use plastic in school as we possibly can by the end of 2021. We had made excellent progress until the pupils returned to school after the first lockdown, but the use of disposable masks, pupils carrying their own plastic sanitiser bottles etc during covid have hindered further improvements.||13/04/2021|
Downpatrick Nursery School
||To ban balloons by the end of June 2022.||15/05/2021|
Camphill Primary School
||We pledge to actively reduce our plastic usage in school. We will recycle all plastics where possible and encourage children to make sensible choices.||18/06/2021|
CAFRE -LOUGHRY COLLEGE
||1: To continue to educate students on the properties of everyday plastics materials so that they can make informed decisions on packaging design.
2: Reduce use of plastic drinks bottles
3: Take part in at least two litter pickups
St.Peter's Nursery School
||As a school we pledge to reduce our use of plastic, properly recycle materials as much as possible and inform our children of the importance of reducing our plastic footprint.||04/03/2021|
Broadbridge Primary School
||We pledge to discourage the children in our school from using single-use bottled water. Instead, we encourage our children to refill water from our taps. We are also thinking of ways we dispose of our plastic. We all use our recycle bins and food waste bins in all our classes. We try to pick up plastic when we see it and put it into the bin.||03/03/2021|
Drumrane Primary School
||We pledge to continue to reduce plastic bottles, straws and wrappers in our school from April 2021. We will also continue to monitor and ensure plastic bags are not used in school at all.||12/04/2021|
St Patrick's Primary School, The Loup
||We pledge to reduce the amount of plastic bottles and sandwich bags that are used in our school. Encouraging children to use re-useable drinks bottles and lunch boxes instead of single use sandwich bags.||03/12/2020|
St Colmcilles Nursery School
||We will make these Pledges as a Priority on our Eco School action Plan for 2021||01/03/2021|
The Country Playgroup
||To keep reducing all plastics in our playgroup and to use more natural products.
New-bridge Integrated College
||I pledge to use less plastic and to make the world a better place.||22/04/2020|
St. Ita's Primary School
||We have been working hard in our school to educate our community about single-use plastic. We pledge to reduce our plastic waste in our lunch boxes.||09/04/2021|
Willowbridge Special School
||We are working hard on a daily basis to reduce, reuse and recycle ALL single use plastics. Our entire school community is committed to supporting all our endeavours||09/02/2021|
Our Lady's PS Tullysaran
||Remove single use plastics by 2022 within the school, especially at lunchtime.||09/07/2020|
St Comgall’s PS Bangor
||We pledge to continue to reduce and work toward the elimination of single use plastics in our school.||09/07/2020|
St. Anthony's Nursery School
||As a school we pledge to dramatically cut down/ do away with single use plastics in lunch boxes by April 2020.||20/01/2020|
Oakwood School and Assessment Centre
||To reduce the amount of single use plastic in school, and recycle as much as possible - including gloves and writing tools through teracycle.||10/07/2020|
||We pledge to completely ban balloons, non-recyclable or non-reusable cutlery and plastic straws by June 2022.||12/05/2021|
Victoria P. School Carrickfergus
||We pledge to source straws not made from plastic. As an Eco Committee we pledge to keep highlighting the problems associated with plastic through assemblies and posters and competitions and to encourage children to carry the message home.||29/05/2020|
The Irish Society’s Primary School and Nursery Unit
||As a school we pledge to reduce single use plastics in our school and this will be a key part of our Eco-Schools in 2020/21.||09/07/2020|
||To reduce the amount of single use plastic in school and continue to participate in the Terra Cycle recycling programme. We have already banned plastic straws and our pupils drink from refillable beakers.||20/07/2020|
Aghadrumsee primary school
||We pledge that by April 2020 our school will have reduced our single use plastic by 50%. We are moving towards a total ban on the use of plastic drinks bottles and plastic packets and wrappers.||09/03/2020|
Phoenix Integrated Primary
||We pledge to reduce the amount of packets and wrappers used everyday within the school!||30/01/2020|
St Dominic's Grammar School
||We will pledge to reduce plastic cutlery use, straws and takeaway cups||10/09/2020|
St Joseph's PS Strangford
||We pledge as a whole school to ban single-use plastic beverage bottles in our school. Eco Committee will monitor and advise as time goes on. We aim to to this before Fri 21st May 2021.||25/03/2021|
Knockbreda Nursery School
||To replace plastic homework bags with fabric bags that can be re-used- one per child will be provided by school- 52 in total!||24/03/2021|
St Malachy's P.S Carnagat, Newry
||As a School we pledge to reduce and eventually ban single use bottles and takeaway cups by September 2020.
Our School will take part in a 'Day Of Action' to highlight the need to reduce the use of plastic bags and wrapping in our lunch boxes.
||We pledge to reduce the amount of waste in lunches - we can use refillable bottles and put sandwiches in containers rather than in cellophane and tinfoil.||12/07/2020|
Woods Primary School
||We pledge to hold a Plastic Waste free lunch day on Wednesday 15 January 2020 and reduce single use plastic use at lunchtime in our school.||08/01/2020|
St Oliver Plunkett's Primary School, Forkhill - STOP Eco Committee
||Reduce the amount of single use yoghurt pots by September 2020.||27/01/2020|
Kylemore Nursery School
||As a school we pledge to reduce single use plastics in our classroom and also in our woodland school pack lunches during the year 2019/20.||03/03/2020|
St Joseph's College
||As teacher in charge of the Eco School in St Joseph's I pledge to continue to spread the word around single use plastic and work towards reducing all types of single use plastic in our school community and beyond.||04/12/2019|
||I pledge to completely eliminate plastic bottles by June 2020.||02/10/2019|
St Colmcille's PS
||We pledge to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles and bags. Children and staff will use reusable plastic bottles in school. We will reduce the use of cling film, tin foil and plastic sandwich bags.||15/01/2020|
St.Mary's Ps Kircubbin, Co.Down
||To ban balloons and plastic carrier bags in the school.||14/01/2020|
St Bernards Primary school
||To reduce the amount of plastics brought into St Bernard's as wrapping, single use plastics and crisp bags along with plactic cups and bottles.
We pledge to severely reduce the use of plastics with the aim of becoming a Zero Waste School.
St Patrick's Ballymaghery
||We at St Patrick's pledge to not use any balloons at school for fundraisers or events. We pledge to reduce our plastic consumption by reusing our water bottles. We promise to have a plastic free lunch day in April 2020.||29/01/2020|
St.Macartan's Primary School Clogher
||We pledge to recycle plastic bottles separately in St.Macartan's Primary School||14/11/2019|
Seaview Primary School, Glenarm
||We will not use ANY balloons in any fundraiser, party or any event in the school. No staff member will use takeaway cups this academic year. We will encourage all children not to use plastic bags.||28/01/2020|
School of Nursing and Midwifery
||I pledge to encourage reduction of waste through my role as Well-being Champion in the School.||26/06/2019|
||We pledge to spend the next 12 months reducing the amount of plastic wrappers in lunch boxes. We also pledge to ban balloons and straws from school.||12/02/2020|
St Aloysius Primary School
||We pledge to ban the use of plastic plates and cutlery at our pupil Christmas dinner. We will ensure each pupil receives a reusable water bottle and our eco warriors will encourage their class mates to use it rather than plastic bottles||24/04/2020|
St. Mary's P.S. Draperstown
||We pledge to reduce the use of plastic bottles, food containers and cups by June 2021.||10/07/2020|
Saint Johns Primary School
||We plan to completely ban all single use plastic bottles from our school before the end of 2019. we also plan to encourage reusing and recycling in our daily teaching and get involved with cash for clobber a local "reusing of clothes" charity organisation.||09/07/2019|
St. Colm’s High School, Draperstown
||We pledge from September 2019 that we will no longer allow single use plastic bottles to be used in school. We are working with @RocBottle (Rocwell) to supply pupils with reusable bottles and install 2 filtered water stations in school. Baseline testing on pupil use of plastic bottles was carried out in April and a follow up review will be carried out in September following the launch of the new reusable bottles.||17/07/2019|
Blessed Patrick O'Loughran P.S
||We pledge to reduce the use of takeaway cups, carrier bags, plastic bottles and food packaging and wrapping in our school by June 2020.
We will do this by creating our own school logo reusable water bottle, encourage use of school logo 'bag for life', have a package free Friday for school lunches every week and each teacher will use their own travel cup for tea and coffee.
Clandeboye Primary School
||We pledge to reduce the number of disposable plastic bottles by January 2021.||14/01/2020|
St Canices Primary School
||To reduce the use of plastic water bottles in our school.
To recycle plastic wrappings.
Belmont Primary School
||We have asked all parents to only use re-usable water bottles and cutlery. We have reduced packaging by again asking parents to use Tupperware etc rather than foils and cling film. We hope to have no single use bottles or cutlery by June 2020.||13/01/2020|
St Louise's Comprehensive College, Belfast
||As a school we pledge to reduce our use of all types of single-use plastic in our school and promote this message in our local community.||26/01/2020|
St Matthew’s PS Drumsurn
||St Matthew's will reduce their use of single use plastic.||07/10/2019|
St Teresa's Primary School
||Children and staff will use refillable water bottle daily. All single use plastic bottles will be banned.||21/04/2020|
Enniskillen Integrated Primary School
||We pledge as a school to reduce our plastic consumption by: reusing our water bottles, using less packaging in our lunch boxes, banning plastic straws and lollipop sticks. We are in partnership with our local community to design bags for life. We will pledge to recycle more plastic takeaway cups in our Arts and Crafts. We will kick start our pledge during our Eco Week Jan 27th to 31st.||28/01/2020|
Edenderry Primary School
||We pledge to ban single use plastic bottles from our school in 2020.||25/02/2020|
We pledge to hold Waste Free lunches every Thursday to actively reduce the amount of plastic waste . We also pledge to promote the use of reusable water bottles and bags as an alternative to plastic single use versions.
St Malachy's Primary School, Bangor
||We pledge to reduce the amount of single use plastics in our school by September 2020. We will encourage everyone to use reusable bottles and cutlery in their lunch.||31/01/2020|
Down High School
||We pledge to:
Replace all disposable cups with reusable alternatives by June 2020.
Replace all plastic cutlery with stainless steel or bamboo alternatives.
Reduce the amount of single use plastic and disposable water bottles in our school by 50%, by June 2020.
Saint John the Bapist's College
||We aim to reduce plastic bottles and get rid of all plastic cutlery and cups from our school.||20/11/2019|
Rainey Endowed School
||I pledge to remove polystyrene trays from our school canteen during break time by January 2020.
I pledge to ban single use plastic cutlery for 1 week during EWWR in November 2019 and will review this at the end of the school year.
Killowen P.S, Lisburn
||We pledge to reduce single use plastic bottles in our school.||16/12/2019|
Greenhaw Nursery and Primary School
||I pledge to eliminate single use plastic bottles used in school during snack/ lunch and replace with reusable beverage bottles by June 2020. I pledge to work with the canteen staff in the hope of reducing plastic cutlery which is currently used on Friday's and when tubs of ice cream are served.||12/01/2020|
Ampertaine Primary School
||We pledge to remove single use plastic bottles from school by June 2020. We aim to always use a reusable bottle, refilling as necessary.||10/03/2020|
St. Anthony's Primary School
||As a school we pledge to ban all single use plastic drinks bottles.||05/03/2020|
The Drelincourt School
||We pledge to completely eliminate the use of straws at school, as we are now drinking our milk from reusable beakers and not milk cartons.
We also pledge to stop using plastic disposable cutlery during snack and lunch time, with the cooperation of the dinner lady. We were inclined to use plastics on a quick dessert day eg, yoghurt or ice cream, but are now pledging to use metal spoons.
Donemana Primary School
||DPS are pledging to reduce the amount of plastic waste within our school. We have banned the use of plastic straws. We are pledging to reduce the use of plastic cutlery, plastic bottles, plastic carrier bags and take away cups.||05/11/2019|
Victoria P.S. Ballyhalbert
||We pledge that by June 2020 our school will no longer use plastic straws for our milk or disposable cups for our PFA events. We will reduce the amount of packets and wrappers used in school and we will have a complete ban on plastic lunch bags for our school trips and on single use plastic water bottles in school.||16/12/2019|
Camphill Primary School
||Our school pledges to reduce plastic waste by taking part in 'Waste Free Lunches'. We will begin our pledge by introducing 'Waste Free Wednesdays', hoping that once the children and staff are in the routine of packing a waste free lunch, they will choose to bring one everyday. Waste free lunches will avoid using single use plastics such as cling film, sandwich bags, yoghurt pots etc. in favour for reusable tubs/food wrap.||12/11/2019|
Leaney Primary School
||We pledge to reduce the number of single use plastic bottles and carrier bags in our school.||25/06/2019|
||As a school we plan to reduce the use of single use plastics. Each Wednesday we will hold Zero Waste Wednesdays. All staff and children are encouraged to bring their break and lunch in reusable containers.||20/11/2019|
St. Joseph's Primary School, Bessbrook
||We pledge to replace single-use milk straws with reusable cups by June 2020 and to reduce the number of plastic bottles used by children.||03/12/2019|
St. Patrick's Primary
||By the end of this school year to have most plastic water bottles replaced with reusable bottles.||08/11/2019|
St Brendan's Primary School
||To be free from single use plastic water bottles and have reusable bottles for all children in the school by the end of 2020.||07/11/2019|
Holywood Primary School
||To reduce our use of disposable plastic straws and work to replace them with metal reusable straws.||27/11/2019|
St Tierney's Primary School
||We will pledge to reduce the use of plastic straws during milk time in school.
It is our aim to eventually ban this use next year.
St Malachy's P.S. Kilclief, Downpatrick
||We plan to completely ban all single use plastic bottles from our school before the end of 2019. We will Refill & Reuse. All milk cartons for pupils will use paper straws.||30/07/2019|
St Ronan’s College
||We would like to reduce the use of plastic bottles in half and make pupils more aware of their actions.||07/10/2019|
St. Patricks College, Maghera
||I pledge to completely reduce packets, wrappers and takeaway cups in our school by Jun 2020.||15/10/2019|
Ashfield Girls' High School
||We pledge to reduce single use plastics in school by encouraging the use of refill bottles by June 2020.||17/10/2019|
||Currently our canteen which worked independently from our school, disregard about 200 items of plastic cutlery daily. We know it as we have done a survey of the contents of their bins (they don't even recycle them or any other plastic packaging).
Our pledge is that we will endeavour to have them replaced by other means thus cutting down on more than 20,000 items annually.
Thornfield House Special School
||Thornfield House Special School Pledges to become a refill school.
Using only refillable water bottles by June 2020.