GREEN SCHOOLS NEWS
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We are delighted to see our green flags and pennants flying for all our hard work to date. Each colour pennant reflects a different theme we have worked on.
Green Pennant – Litter and Waste
4th class have special responsibility for this theme.
We reuse and recycle.
We keep our school tidy and litter free.
We promote awareness.
We use our junk to create art!
Yellow Pennant – Energy
3rd class have special responsibility for this theme.
We switch off electrical appliances when not in use.
We give tips on how to save energy at home.
We have Energy Awareness Squads at work throughout the school.
Blue Pennant – Water
5th class have special responsibility for this theme.
We promote the idea that water is precious.
We don’t waste water!
Purple Pennant – Travel
2nd class have special responsibility for this theme.
We walk to school safely whenever it is possible. We like to be seen so we encourage high vis clothing everyday!
Light Green Pennant - Biodiversity
We have become more aware of the variety of plants and animals living on Earth, carefully playing an important part in maintaining the balance of nature. This year we are focused on enhaning pollination in our environment. Our committee are bursting with wonderful ideas to enhance the biodiversity we can experience around the school. Watch out for our progress around the school grounds!
We earned our sixth flag learning about how fruit and vegetables grow.We have begun to grow our own crops. We are very lucky to have superb raised beds that each class has access to to plant their own crop! We focussed on the importace of pollination for our crops
We are now working towards our 7th Green Schools Ireland award. While continuing our good work on all of the above themes we are focussed this year on Global Citizenship - Litter and Waste.
Help us maintain these flags!
Leave the car if it's not too far! As the mornings get darker we would love to see high visibility vests being worn to and from school – be safe, be seen! Remember if you have to cross roads, please do so with the lollipop lady or at the pedestrian lights.
Reuse your lunchbox and reduce the waste of unneeded wrappings. Have one reusable water bottle.
Switch it off!
Turn off dripping taps, Shower don't bath!
Reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible. Remember one man's rubbish is another man's gold!
We are also recycling old, used batteries in connection with WEEE Ireland for Lauralynn Children’s Hospice.