The Eco-Committee

Facilitator Mr A.Gallagher

At Joseph’s it is our intention to make our school and community a more environmentally friendly place. Congratulations to the following Year 9 pupils who have been elected as members of the Eco-Committee.Aoife Donaghy, Lawrence McIlvenna, Mallaidh O’Rourke, James McElhome, Rhys Mc Donald, Rebecca Hughes, Weronica Glinika, Helen Mc Guigan, Conor Mc Kenna, Oran Donnelly and Eoin O’Neill. This group of enthusiastic young pupils will work closely with Mr A Gallagher to come up with innovative new ideas on how to help improve our school environment.

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The Year 9 Eco-Committee members attended a Tree Planting Event organised by Dungannon Council in DonaghmoreVillage. This event was part of St. Joseph’s sustained attempt at improving the environmental performance of the school and local area. The Year 9 members also recently completed a sustainable transport audit. The group have been working very hard and hope to achieve bronze award in their quest for Green Flag Status very soon!

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Environmental Youth Speak 2013

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Congratulations to Lawrence McIlvenna who represented St.Joseph’s and the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council at the recent Environmental Youth Public Speaking Competition Final at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady. Having triumphed in the local council heats, Lawrence competed against pupils from all 26 Councils in Northern Ireland. On this occasion Lawrence did not walk away with the top prize but he certainly did St. Joseph’s and the Geography Department proud with a humorous and informative presentation on ‘The True Cost of Waste’. In true fighting spirit, Lawrence has vowed to come back stronger next year!

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St. Joseph’s quest to become more environmentally friendly was given a boost this week through a pledge of support from esteemed broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough!