Green Schools

Green School Committee
Green School Committee
To date we have earned 4 Green Flags
  • Litter and Waste
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Travel
  
We are currently working towards earning our 5th flag. The theme for this flag is Biodiversity. In September 2019 a new Green-Schools Committee was formed, they will be working over the course of the next two years to raise awareness about Biodiversity throughout the school and in our local community. In order to uphold our current flags we have monitors who check and record the following on a daily basis:
  • Waste and bins
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Lights
  • Taps
  • Lunch Boxes

Classes do the daily mile and we actively encourage children to walk/cycle/scoot to school when possible and safe to do so. For the theme of Biodiversity so far the school has undertaken a Heritage Workshop where we learnt how to protect Irish birds of prey and we plan to undertake another workshop later in the year. Classes have undertaken ‘The Big Grow 2020’ where they have planted and cared for their own seeds and learned about sustainability. The children of the school are actively taking care of our school garden and playground. They have planted new trees and they are taking part in ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ programme and are learning a lot about our native trees, plants and animals. We were one of 100 Cork Primary Schools to be selected for the Plastic Free 4 Schools initiative and are hopeful to undertake an interactive workshop later in the year. We are also hoping to also undertake a beach clean with Ballynamona Clean Coasts Environmental Group.

Green Schools Committee

3 rd Class Reps


Harry O’ Brien
Grace Cooney

4 th Class Reps


Éabha Fitzgerald
Harry O’ Farrell

5 th Class Reps


Donnchadh Dingivan
Hannah Sheehan

6 th Class Reps


Jack Hogan
Dáire Power