Green Team members 2016/17
Peter’s 6th: Saraska & Roger
Liz’s 6th: Alexia & laurence
JP’s 5th: Sophie & jakub
Ailish’s 5th: Sadhbh & Dominik
Éadaoin’s 4th: Cosi & Ciara
Jen/Linda’s 4th: James & Rosie
Conor’s 3rd: Alicia & Glenn
Siobhán’s 3rd:Jake & Mysha
Karen’s 2nd: Finn & Holly
Andreas’ 2nd: Ava & Jack
Ruth 1st: Eoin & Kayla
Sarah’s 1st: Sara & Anthony
This year, we worked really hard to get our 7th Green Flag for Global Citizenship and Energy. Ciara and James (4th) read the energy meter every day and we all reminded our classes to save energy by turning off appliances instead of putting them on stand-by, ensuring the thermostats in our school were set on timers and switch off the lights when leaving classrooms.
We also spent time picking litter around the yard and have noticed a big improvement in litter reduction.
For our Green Team Day of Action, we held COWOW (Cycle or Walk on Wednesday), a C.E.T.N.S. Global Citizen Quiz, a Trashion (we saw some very creative outfits), Jakub (5th) & Cosi (4th) performed our Green Team rap. We also showed a Powerpoint on how we can all reduce our Carbon Footprint. Finally we talked about International Water Day and how we can reduce wasting water.
One of our biggest achievements this year, was our School gardening club. We did lots of weeding in the flower and vegetable beds. A big thanks to Roger & Laurence in 6th & Ciara in 4th, Ryland and Adhiraj in 5th, as well as Sara & Clíona in 1st Class and all their helpers.
We wrote to the Board of Management to get a new cover for the polytunnel. It has been great getting the cover and if you can, you should take a look at all the strawberries, grapes, lettuces and lots more growing in it now. We also did a big spring clean around the school and planted some seeds.
Sara, Ciara & Sadhbh went to the Helix with Elaine a few weeks ago to collect our 7th flag for Global Citizenship and Energy, which we are very proud of.
Thanks to Andreas for all the hard work and energy he has brought to make our school so green with all the wonderful areas around our school.
We are lucky to have the pond, bug hotel, chicken coop with our lone surviving chicken, all the lovely trees, fruit and vegetables in our poly tunnel.