Cookstown Schools get together for a 'Litter Pick' Below is some information about community environmental work the Holy Trinity Eco Warriors have carried out.
Holy Trinity Eco Warriors and Cookstown Primary School got together for a joint litter pick to highlight the on-going issues of littering within the Cookstown District. The award winning Holy trinity warriors mentored the younger Eco team pupils from the Cookstown Primary school and shared good practice.
The day was further added by the surprise showing of Pudsey, who also lifted litter. The event was organised by the Environmental Health Department Enforcement/Neighbourhood Officer Marcus Blemmings who was pleased with the level of commitment from the EcoWarriors and Cookstown Primary School Eco Team.
The event is part of an on-going education programme be the Environmental Health Department’s Clean Neighbourhood Programme which aims to educate school children on the detrimental effects littering has on our area both in the classroom and out on the ground where numerous children have benefitted from presentations and organised litter picks in the Cookstown District.
Below is our award winning video - we won the Young Reporters for the Environment N. Ireland Video competition in 2011, for this video - about some of the environmental protection work the Holy Trinity Eco Warriors have carried out.
Holy Trinity College are aiming to achieve the coveted Green Flag award. This is part of being an Eco-School. We have targeted Energy, Waste and Global Perspective, as part of the Green Flag award programme. We have learned so much through working with our partner schools in Comenius, and are proud to tell anyone about the Comenius project, looking at sustainability.
We are now also proud to announce that, Holy Trinity College have been awarded the Bronze and Silver Awards as part of the Green Flag process. The Holy Trinity Eco Warriors are leading the school in becoming more sustainable, and we accept these awards on behalf of not only our school but, our Comenius partners.
We are of the opinion that all the Comenius partner schools should become Eco-Schools.
As part of Holy Trinity College's Green Flag process, we are targeting the amount of waste that goes to landfill from our school. It is our aim to reduce this amount to ZERO, or 'Nil To LandFill'. We have teamed up with a local recycling company to help us achieve this aim. Please read the document below.
Two of the Holy Trinity Eco Warriors, Rebecca and Olivia, monitor and switch off electrical appliances during Operation Power Down Day.
Holy Trinity College is working hard to cut down their energy use. On Thursday the 7th Nov. 2013, as part of the Eco-Schools World Day of Action, the school cut its electricity use by 20%, just by switching off lights and electrical appliances, when they were not needed.
We believe that all schools should be Eco-Schools.
The photograph on the left shows the Holy Trinity Eco Warriors at the first ever N. Ireland Electric Car Event, in the historic Titanic Building, Belfast, March 2013. We were invited to attend this prestigious event after our work on investigating the future of electric vehicles in Ireland and the video report we produced for the BBC School Report project.
The photograph on the right shows some of the warriors receiving hooded tops from our new sponsor, CDE. This company is a global company, based in Cookstown, N. Ireland. they specialize in the manufacture of sand and water recycling equipment. Those of you who were on the mobility to N. ireland in March 2013, visited the CDE offices and factory.
The Holy Trinity Eco Warriors are now affiliated with the environmental aspect of CDE, this company is called CDEnviro.