Green Schools

Green Schools 2016-2018

Our committee has been very busy working towards our 6th green flag. This flag is called Global Citizenship : Litter and Waste.

We, as a school have been actively monitoring our litter and waste since our first green flag. Our 4th classes have a rota for litter- picking every day to ensure that we keep our environs clean and tidy. We  do not take wrappers out to the yard. We take all our waste home where we recycle as much as we can. We use lunchboxes for our food rather than tinfoil or cling film. Our 3rd class are the energy busters . They operate a rota to ensure we do not waste any energy during little and big lunch. We have discussed Global Citizenship at every level and we wanted to make a difference and help make the world a better place by our actions. We recycle batteries. We have walk to school weeks and we continue to promote Feet First Friday.

We did some fundraising over the last two years and helped some local and international groups.  4th 5th and 6th  did the Concern Fast and gave money to Concern and Vincent de Paul.  The whole school did a Great Hat Walk last Easter through our village and the proceeds went to the Maria Goretti Foundation in Lordship. This year we had a fun jersey day and the proceeds went to Special Olympics Ireland and Dundalk Special Olympics.

We work closely with the Tidy towns.  They have helped us with our garden and we enter their competitions and help at the Beach clean up in April.                                                                                                                                                                                                We had our action day last Friday the 16th March and displayed our Global Goal projects in the hall for the whole school to see. We presented our Jersey Day money to Patrick O’Reilly for Special Olympics Ireland and to Patrick for the Dundalk Special Olympics Club.

We chose to raise awareness for Fairtrade products and some of our 4th class interviewed Ciara in Centra and Ferdia in Supervalu to investigate Fairtrade products.

We have submitted our application for our 6th flag.  We will meet with our Green School visitor on Tuesday 20th March and we hope to impress her enough with our research to achieve our 6th Green Flag.

 

Green School Committee 2016-2018

 

Walk to School winners October 2016

2nd Class Mrs O’Hora Junior Section               Senior Section

 

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Rebecca and Oisin (members of our green School Committee) and Valerie Egan (Parent’s Council Chairperson) present Karen Coan  with €300 for our local park.Mia and Fionn present  Mrs. Joan Dennedy with €150 for our own school  garden. These presentations were made from the collection of the now defunct 1c and 2c coins before Christmas.

Thank you to Valerie and her team for their help.We are delighted to support  our local park which is a wonderful facility in our community. We are applying for our green Flag on Biodiversity and are delighted to receive any help and support for our garden.

We will be setting up an Eco tribe in conjunction with help from our local Tidy Town committee who are always ready and willing with advice and support. Our Eco tribe will help plant a Medieval Garden in the park. Hopefully all we learn there will be transferred into our own garden in due course.

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Our Green School Committee

Thank you Pauline Reid our parent representative and Marie Mc Callion our Tidy Towns liaison officer and Mrs. Joan Dennedy our Green School Co-ordinator