Green Schools News!!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Ms Cronin and the Green Schools Committee who guided the school to receiving our 6th Green Flag. They put in a huge effort for the last two years and we are delighted that all their hard work paid off!! On Thursday May 11th Ms. Cronin and 3 representatives from the Green Schools Committee Emma, Sarah and Ella travelled to the Radison Hotel in Little Island for the presentation of the flag. Well done everyone.
3rd Class did a "Leave no Trace" workshop with Graham. They learned lots about the environment and how best to look after it.
3rd Class have the highest amount of "Waste Free Lunches" for the 2nd week in a row!
We are going for our sixth flag. Citizenship-Litter and Waste.
Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste is the sixth theme. This maintenance theme enables schools to discover how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people and environments worldwide while revising the previous Litter and Waste theme. We have lots of citizens from around the globe which we are very proud of.
Green Schools Competition
Well done to Alana Geary (1st class) Paige Hurley (3rd class) and Ella Murray (6th class) who were the winners in the Green Schools competition. The winning slogan "Don't Litter, Let the World Glitter" came from first class pupil Alana. All the entries are displayed around the school. Well done to everyone who entered.
Dog Fouling Survey around the village:
Green-Schools is Ireland's leading environmental management and award programme, working with primary and secondary schools across the country. It is monitored by An Taisce and lots of other authorities are involved such as Irish water and the department of tourism.
We are working towards our 6th flag. We have worked hard to achieve the previous 5 over the last 10 years. We constantly work on these themes in order to achieve our 6th flag-Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. The themes are:
1. Litter and Waste
Litter & Waste is the first theme. It focuses on litter and waste issues, encouraging a sense of responsibility
Energy looks at the steps which can be taken at school to reduce energy consumption and raise awareness of climate change
This theme develops awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this important resource in schools
This theme aims to increase the number of students walking, cycling, scooting, using public transport or carpooling to school
Biodiversity looks at increasing awareness in schools of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats
6.Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste
This theme enables schools to discover how work on Green-Schools has positively influenced our global community. We are currently doing our best to achieve this flag!!
Our Green Schools Notice-board: