Last year we received out 6th Green Flag, Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste with great pride. This year we are working towards our 7th flag Global Citizenship: Energy and look forward to continued success with the Green School programme.
Our current theme helps the school community to really focus on how our everyday actions impact on the wider environment. This year we have been learning about Climate Change, carbon footprints and reducing energy consumption and waste.
We have lots of exciting programmes and initiatives running in our school. Our Green committee meet regularly to brainstorm new ideas. They also ensure that we keep our energy consumption low by carrying out eco spot checks on classroom. The Green Committee then picks a winning class each month.
We recently visited the Green Schools Expo in the RDS. It was very exciting! The boys got a great refresher course on our many themes already covered. We also learned a lot of new facts and engaged in some really cool workshops and activities!
All the school community play a role in reducing our energy waste and consumption.
We keep everyone up to date using our Green Schools notice board, our newsletter and our Green Zone on the school website.
‘The greatest threat to our planet is belief that someone else will save it’- Robert Swan
Here in St. Patricks Boys National School we are very proud to be a Green School. This means that we are committed to looking after and being a friend of the environment. We do this successfully thanks to our Green Schools Committee. The committee consists of 2 teachers Ms. O Neill and Ms. Galvin, our Principal Mr. Horan, and student representatives from 1st – 6th class. Of course every member of the school community makes the committee a success through their co-operation, hard work and enthusiasm.
As a Green School we are proud to have obtained our 6th Green School Flag and we continue to work on all our green school initiatives.
We are currently working on our 7th Green School Flag, Global Citizenship: Energy.
It means that as a school community we are committed to reducing our energy consumption and our carbon footprint.
We would encourage all members of the community to take part, here are our tips!
- Close windows and doors to reduce energy consumption.
- Leave the car at home! Walk, bike or scoot to school!
- Our Bin Detectives make sure that we are recycling everything we can.
- We use reusable, recyclable containers for lunch.
- Turn off the lights on bright days or when leaving the room.
- Our Green Committee meet regularly to come up with new ways to reduce energy.
We are really excited about the coming year and can’t wait to take on all these new, interesting challenges that we will encounter on our path to our next green flag! Make sure to check out our Green Zone on your next visit to the school!
The Green Schools committee.