Category Archives: Green Schools

Growing and Sowing with the Parents’ Association.

Today the Gardening Committee from the Parents’ Association worked

with Junior Infants on the ‘Grow It Yourself Sow & Grow’ scheme.

The children planted aubergines, radishes, courgettes,

squash and carrots.

 

The extra cups that were used

are ‘used cups’ from the Happy Pear

getting a second life as plant pots

and are fully compostable once they are done.

Milk cartons were upcycled as watering cans too.

Many thanks Rebecca, Aoife, Melissa, Sharon and Bronwen

from the Parents’ Association

who organised this interesting and exciting activity

for the three Junior Infant classes.

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Survey: How many nationalities are there in the school?


Ms. Murray’s students did a survey to find out how many nationalities are there in the school. They found out that there are students in the school from fifteen different countries all over the world. Students in our school come from:
China
Germany
Haiti
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States of America

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Green Schools – Project Hyacinth Updated

In every classroom in the school ‘PROJECT HYACINTH’ is blooming. Since late November, when the parents from the Gardening Committee delivered a hyacinth bulb to every classroom the children have been watching their progress.

Many of the blooms were pink. Some were blue. We were very interested to see how some grew quickly and some were slower. Some grew very tall and some stayed small. We wondered why this was. A very surprising thing happened to some. After the first flower bloomed and withered, a second one grew. We would like to thank the Gardening Committee for this exciting project.

 

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Green Schools: What is Global Citizenship and what is its connection with Litter and Waste?

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So what is Global Citizenship and

what is its connection  with Litter and Waste?

In answer to the first part of the question

the Green-Schools Ireland website explains:

‘This maintenance theme enables schools to discover

how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people

and environments worldwide

while revising the Litter and Waste theme.’ 

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The Green School Noticeboard

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The Green School Noticeboard

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Looking closer you can see some information on biodiversity.

Information on Recycling and Fairtrade

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We are working towards our sixth green flag – Global Citizenship: Litter&Waste

We are working towards our sixth green flag:

Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste

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The aim of Green Schools is to increase students’ and participant awareness of environmental issues through classroom studies and to transfer this knowledge into positive environmental action in the school and also in the wider community.

Schools that have successfully completed all the elements of the programme are awarded the ‘Green Flag’. The award has to be renewed every two years. We have five Green flags so far and led by Ms. Saoirse Ryan and the Green Schools Committee, we are working towards our sixth.

Litter & Waste Management (2005)

Energy Awareness & Conservation (2007)

Water – Its Uses & Conservation (2009)

Sustainable Transport (2011)

Biodiversity (2014)

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