Green School Awards 2018
Ms. Foley and 3 representatives accepted the water flag on behalf of the Green School Committee on Thursday, 3rd May. well Done to all involved!
On Tuesday 27th February the Green schools committee (with the help of a few 5th class volunteers) had their annual Spring clean up. Despite the freezing weather, the boys did a very thorough clean up of the whole school yard. Well done boys!
Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment, Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce . What this means in practical terms, is our children doing their bit to help the environment and spreading the word at home and in the wider community.
We are currently working towards earning our third green flag!
We have previously earned flags for litter/ waste and energy, and now the focus is on water. We need to maintain our previous flags so please remember
ü Children should take their lunch rubbish home so that food waste can be composted
ü Please use recyclable lunch packaging – for example – a reusable bottle as opposed to a disposable one. Paper sandwich bags rather than tinfoil.
ü On Thursdays we have package free lunch days – this is when we make an extra special effort to go package free.
ü Parents and children should close school doors on the way in or out – let’s keep our school warm and cosy !
Come and have a look at our green schools notice board for more information!
Green School Committee
4th class boys made scrumptious cookies with pumpkins from our school garden
Planning is well underway for the school garden and the sensory path. Tyres for the herb garden were painted by 5th class and 2nd class sowed sweet peas, which will be planted out later in spring. We are now waiting for drier weather to fill the tyres and two more raised beds with top soil. A meeting took place to discuss which vegetables and fruits will be planted this year and we are looking into planting strawberries, raspberries, carrots, radishes, potatoes, pumpkins as well as a variety of herbs for the herb garden.