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Ballykelly Primary School, Ballykelly, Limavady
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School Council & Eco Team


This term School Council have been extremely busy. In September we held our annual elections to find out who are councillors will be from the 5 KS2 classes. This year we are represented by 10 excellent councillors who have been a great help to Mrs Cole, Mr Fleming and the entire school community. They have represented our school with pride and have been great ambassadors for our school when we have been out in the local community.

So far this year we have held discussions with all of the classes in school and updated the playground equpiment. Our main achievement was when we collected 111 shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Shoebox Appeal. We also visited the packaging centre and helped to organise and pack shoeboxes before they were sent of to those in need.

The school council also helped with our Anti-bullying week campgain as they promoted the odd socks day on the 15th of November.

An enjoyable experience for the councillors this year was our visit to Eglinton Christmas Tree farm, where we selected the schools Christmas tree. The children done an excellent job in all of these tasks and wherever we went everyone commented on how hard our children worked and how they have such wonderful manners.

Keep an eye out around the school and on the website for our exciting council ideas for term 2 and 3!

Eco Team

The aim of the Eco-Team this year is to try and look at our environment in whatever way we can.

Currently, we are focusing on travelling actively to school, reducing litter in school and in the community and trying to encourage everyone to be more active. So far this year we created an online survey to find out how active our school was. Then we organised the ‘Daily Mile’ challenge. The aim was to encourage every class to walk/run a mile each day for two weeks. Over those two weeks our school ran a mammoth 1800 miles! Well done to everyone for taking part. In term 2 we are going to be doing a 'Get Healthy Challenge' as part of homework and also completing fitness circuits in P.E.

The Eco-Team are also going out and about in Ballykelly in January to pick up litter and try to keep our local community clean and tidy, with the local council.

The Eco-Team also take part in duties such as cleaning leaves from the Nursery and encouraging others to put litter in the bin. Together we can do small things to look after our world. A big thank you goes to the dedicated Eco-Team who really care about looking after the environment. Check out our display board in the link corridor for more details.