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Eco Schools Programme

The Eco Schools programme is an international environmental award scheme for schools run in Northern Ireland by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

It promotes sustainable living through whole-school action supported by learning resources, management tools and the internationally recognised Green Flag award scheme.

Schools who wish to take part in the Eco Schools Programme should firstly register at: www.eco-schoolsni.org.

There are three levels of award: Bronze, Silver and Green Flag.

Schools can choose from 11 topics:

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Action
  • Energy                                                                                        
  • Global Perspective
  • Healthy Living
  • Litter
  • Marine
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Water

Local School's Green Flag Success

Teachers and pupils from across Newry, Mourne and Down were recognised for their standout environmental work at the 2023 Eco-Schools Green Flag Awards. Twenty-five local schools received Green Flags with special awards being presented for the Eco-Teacher, Eco-School and Eco-Pupil of the Year. The awards, managed by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and held in conjunction with the Council, were supported by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Nexus.

2022/23 Winners