Students from Green-Schools all over Ireland will come together during National Walk to School Week: May 13th to 17th to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school wherever possible.
Join us in Green-Schools’ National WOW day on Wednesday 14th May 2019.
Green Schools Committee
Global Citizenship: Energy Action Day
We recently held our Action Day for our next flag Global Citizenship: Energy. We had great fun and did lots of things to help raise awareness of energy usage in St. Pat’s.
We held a WOW (walk on Wednesday) day, we biked, walked and scooted to school while wearing out high visibility wristbands from the RSA.
Our Green Schools representatives carried out walk-throughs of the school throughout the day. They made sure all windows and doors were kept shut, and that lights we’re off also.
To minimise energy use for the day we had 5 minutes extra yard and each class had 1 lesson outside for the day!
Check out all our photos from the day, what fun we had!
On October 17th the whole school took part in the worlds largest lesson. We learned all about the Global goals and focused on eradication of world poverty. We explored how to make the world a fairer, more equal place. Each class took part in a competition and the winners wrote their ‘wishes for a fairer world’ on a real stone! It was great fun!
Here in St. Pats we are a proud Green School and are excited for the year ahead! This year we hope to receive our 7th Green Flag, Global Citizenship: Energy.
Our new committee can’t wait to start working on turning St. Pats even greener! Over the coming year the boys will be taking part in lots of exciting things and we will be learning so much about energy conservation, focusing on climate change.
We keep everyone up to date using our Green Schools notice board, our newsletter and our Green Zone on the school website. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled over the year for lots of exciting news and pictures.
The Green Schools committee.
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.