The Green Schools programme is “an international environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment”.
The Green Schools programme has been running in our school for the past fourteen years. It is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools. Promoting long-term, whole school action for the environment Green Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community.
Each year our Green School Committee is selected to lead the programme in the school. We have very enthusiastic students and teachers who put great work into the programme.
To date our school has achieved six Green-Schools flags for the following themes:
Litter and Waste
Each theme runs for two years.
To complete this seven-step programme we have carried out a wide variety of activities and actions such as:
Walk on Wednesday
Low Energy Days
Shoe Box Appeal
Climate Action Week
Our next time for 2021-22 and 2022-23 school year will be Global Citizenship and Energy.
Visit our Blog for the latest Green Schools Update
Don’t forget that you can continue to save energy at home. Here are some tips;
- Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
- Close windows to keep in the heat
- Only boil the amount of water you need
- Plug out appliances when they’re not needed
- Turn television off fully, don’t just leave it on standby