Green School


Green schools Slogan’s

Nature is sad when litter is bad(Litter and waste)

Don’t delay recycle today!(Recycling)

 

17/feb/14

We are very excited about beginning our Green Flag Journey in Scoil Naomh Padraig, Drumfries! The theme to achieve the first flag is ‘Litter and Waste’. We are currently  implementing ways to reduce the waste in our school and have formed a ‘Green Schools committee’  to accomplish this. Our committee is made up of 4th/5th and 6th classes and we have asked parents to come on board also.Together we are reviewing the way we dispose of litter and waste in the school.

6th/ Mar/14

We now have our committee up and running and it consists of 4th/5th/6th classes , parents and staff.

Our  litter wardens have been appointed for the car park(Ethan, Cillian,James) and inside the school perimeter(Adam, Paul,Sean)..see photo below of our cark park wardens.

Litter is now being gathered, weighed and monitored daily

Thank you to Jacinta McCarron  (parent) for acquiring high visibility vests and litterpickers for us.

We now have a dedicated noticeboard in the school which gives all the information on what we are achieving. We have Ellen, Siofra and Sarah looking after this.

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We have joined up with WEEE Ireland to collect used batteries and have them recycled and we have registered to take part in a local Spring Clean…details to follow

Environmental reviews have been carried out and action plans are in place for the coming year…keeping checking here to see our progress!

The next committee meeting will be held in the school on 21st March@9.20am

 

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To find out more, visit :http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/

 

24th March 2014

The Green School’s Comittee meeting was held on Friday and from the meeting it was announced that  ‘Spring Clean Day’ take place on 9th April 2014. We would encourage the whole community to get involved in this and any other initiatives in which they would like to participate.

This week the Senior Room will be going on a trip to the Recycling facility in Carndonagh to learn more about “Reduce,Re-use, Recycle’.  They will receive a talk and get a tour of the facility to see how it works.

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30/3/14 Mother’s Day cards made from recycled materials

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April 2014

A huge Thank -You to the pupils, parents and community who turned out to Spring Clean Drumfries. Everyone was overwhelmed by the amount of rubbish collected! Thank you also  to the parents committee who repainted the school yard and brought all the children’s games back to life! Everyone was invited back  to the school afterwards for  a well deserved tea break.(see pictures below)

Thank you all again so much for all your help and the time you gave so generously to this Spring Clean!

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6th November 2014

Exciting news! We are currently in the process of applying for our first flag!

 

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We have now received our Green Flag Certificate and our Green flag- we are absolutely delighted!

 

June 2017

Our Green flag for Energy has been achieved and has now been raised by our hard working Green Schools Committee and the teacher Ms. Bradley!