Mullavilly teacher wins green award

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon

Eco ‘champion’ and Mullavilly Primary School teacher Pam Lowry has taken second place in this year’s Green Teacher Awards.

Mrs Lowry was one of more than 110 teachers from Northern Ireland nominated by pupils for their leadership and enthusiasm in sustainable education.

The awards were held at the Mac Theatre, Belfast, where Mrs Lowry was presented with a framed certificate and hamper by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon.

Mrs Lowry, who is acting principal, is well-known in the school for her enthusiasm for all things ‘green’. Last year, the school had a very successful eco year, winning the Giro Challenge, a Gold Health Action award, their fifth Green Flag, being a finalist in the Young Environmentalists Awards in Dublin, a finalist in the Eco Committee of the Year and highly commended in the Best Kept School competition.

Pupils had the opportunity to participate in various workshops including making electricity from potatoes and a vacuum cleaner from a piece of plastic tubing and a cotton cloth.

Mrs Lowry will be leaving at the end of December to take up a post as principal of Killylea Primary School and staff and pupils wish her well in her appointment.