The Green Schools Committee was formed in September 2017.
This year, the 2022/23 Green Schools Committee is being led by Laura, Mia, Niamh W and Leona and has 10 pupils from 1st class- 6th class.
Green School Committee
This year we are working on achieving our third Green Flag, the Water Flag. This is a two year project. We are currently beginning our environmental committee review. This involves the committee regularly checking every class to ensure children are saving water.
We can save water by using the half flush on the toilet, turning off the tap after use, using a reusable water bottle and checking for any leaks in our school. Members of the Green School Committee are responsible for ensuring their class saves as much water as possible.
May 2023 - Water Conservation Talk
Thanks so much to Séan Boyle and past pupil Nicolas Boyle for coming to talk to our Green School Committee about sustainability and why it’s important to conserve water. 🌎♻️💧
March 22nd 2023 - World Water Day
Green Flag: Our Walk for Water 💦
On Wednesday the 22nd March 2023 the Green Schools Committee organised a Blue Day in our school to mark World Water Day. Every child in the school wore something blue and each class did a mini Walk for Water. The older children carried their school bags on their walk to represent the journey that many children across the world make each day to access clean water. During the day, the children learned about how some children in other countries don't have clean water for drinking or sanitation. We also learned how small actions in our community make a big change to the whole planet.
We have just had our 4th meeting. We counted all the taps, toilets, dishwashers, washing machines and showers. There are 73 toilets, 128 taps, 2 dishwashers, one washing machine, 4 showers and 6 water appliances in the school. We are organising our Walk for Water day in our school which will be the 22nd March.
The Green School committee would like to thank all the classes who contributed posters to help decorate our Green Schools area in the entrance. The artwork is amazing and it helps to promote water awareness in our community. We will be having our next meeting next week to get started on the first steps to
achieving our water flag.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
At the end of October, we collected almost 500kg of clothes that helped declutter plenty of houses and raised a total of €185, with a percentage being donated to LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice.
The Four Bees Diary
2nd Class B were inspired learning about bees and hive dynamics during the year. They loved learning about their beautifully complex lives and how important they are to the planet. The class were compelled to create awareness about what they had learned and to celebrate these special creatures by writing a story in diary format. They spent weeks planning, writing draft after draft and creating stunning artwork. Needless to say, they are extremely proud of their first published book!