Green School Term 1 2019-2020

Our Classroom Recycling Committees are up and running since early September. It’s great to see paper & card being carefully recycled each day. Thanks to the Green Squad in Mr Malone’s class for taking charge of the big green bins on the corridors.  Now that the days are getting cooler & darker, we will look at getting our Energy Officers active again to shut doors and switch off lights and projectors when we leave the classrooms & corridors.

Our Water Committee have met and have discussed ways to save water in the school and in their homes. Some of the committee have noticed that taps are left running and make it their business to turn them off. Their main focus is ensure all pupils in their class will help to save water.

Ken has spoken to the committee, and told them the about the journey water takes in our school. Once again, he has taken all of us to see the water meter.

Term 2 2019-2020

We are really focusing on taking the final steps to achieve The Water Flag. A few senior committee members read the meter with Ken, and compared the results with last year. Our water usage has reduced by 1000 litres per week approximately.

One of the main activities has been the poster competition. Every pupil in the school has designed a poster:- ‘Take Climate Action for Water’ and the teachers are going to choose one poster to enter into the next stage of the competition. We have 2 Water display areas in the school – one at the Junior Entrance which is managed by Ms McCormack and Junior pupils and the other near Room 20. Pupils have been contributing to this, and we are seeing interesting items there.

Our Green School Story.

Scoil Úna Naofa has 2 Green Flags.  Our 1st is for ‘Recycling’ and our 2nd is for ‘Energy’.  We are currently applying for a ‘Water’ flag, and this will be our 3rd Green Flag.

We have formed a committee which meets regularly, and are busy working on the theme of ‘Water’.

On Friday March 22nd 2019, we celebrated ‘World Water Day’. The whole school took part in water based activities, such as learning about the Water Cycle, Global issues about water, poetry, art, maths agus gaeilge.  Well done to everyone involved!

Our Green Committee chose a green slogan for the school: – “Be a Hero   Save Water”.  

The slogan is on display in every classroom and around the school. The Green School notice board is outside the small hall, and will provide up-dates of what’s happening.

Be a Hero Water Slogan

News from The Gardening Team – We are composting!

The New Gardening Team was formed in April 2019, to help Claire in the garden. As part of the project, compost bins have been put into 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes. Raw fruit and vegetables only will be put into the bins, and each day the Gardening Team will empty the classroom bins into the compost bin in the garden. A layer of paper will also be added, and we should see the compost forming over the coming weeks and months.