Category: Green Schools

Green Schools Update
Green Schools Update

Green Schools News

The newly formed Green Schools committee have been working very hard since the start of September 2019.  As part National Tree Day, on the 3rd October, they helped plant a tree in our wonderful outdoor space in the courtyard.  Our caretaker John was great at preparing an area for us to plant our tree.  Hopefully, over the next few years, we will see the tree flourish and become an important feature in the courtyard.

We had our first WOW and COW days on the 16th October.  The Green Schools committee had an early start, meeting at the school at 8:20am.   Along with Ms. Barrett, Ms. Pigott and Ms. Larkin, the children walked to our new ‘Park and Stride’ points, where they waited until 8:40am for other children to join the group and walk up to the school.

A Huge thanks to the teachers and parents that helped with this initiative.

 Thursday 24th October 2019

Clothing collection – Thanks to all who donated their unwanted clothes to this collection.  We received €72 from the Cash for Clobber scheme.  Another clothing collection will be arranged again in the spring time, so watch this space.

WEEE Recycling – Thanks to all who recycled their old and used electrical items.

Two new Initiatives:

Introduction of hand towels:

As a way to reduce the waste in our school we are asking all children to bring in a SMALL hand towel to use to dry hands.  Please ensure that you wash your child’s (children’s) hand towel every week to ensure hygiene is maintained.

Turn off your car engine when idle:

We are asking parents/minders/grandparents and all other adults who park their cars around the school grounds to TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE when you are not moving.

‘A car engine left idle for one minute produces enough exhaust fumes to fill 150 balloons.’

 These fumes are made up of harmful noxious gases, cyanide being one such gas. The gas hangs at a low lying level therefore affecting children before adults. Now that we are slowly becoming aware of the harm we are doing to the environment it makes sense to start keeping the air closest to the school as clean as possible for our children.

We wish everyone a safe, peaceful and joyous Christmas and New Year.