Green School Update September 2019

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. Composting is about to start in 4th – 6th Classes, and we will be looking for the Gardening Committee to help with this each day. 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 etc. when we leave the classrooms & corridors.

Our Green School Story to date….

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.