For a number of years, we have been participating in the Green Schools initiative. Our aim has been to make the school more environmentally friendly.
Our school will be going for its fifth green flag next year 2011/2012. So far we have achieved four green flags for waste management, energy, water and travel.
This year we have been busy keeping the school grounds neat and tidy. Our green school officers send out a team of volunteers each day at lunch time and with their pickers and gloves they keep the school environs spic and span!
We took part in a regular WOW days, i.e. Walk on Wednesdays and on Wednesday 20th June we had 20 child cyclists, 1 caretaker, 1 SNA and 1 teacher cycle to school COW day, i.e. Cycle on Wednesday for National Bike Week.
We are getting ready for our fifth flag which is about biodiversity and we have four vegetable plots which are about to yield healthy crops of potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage and strawberries.
Alas we have had to say goodbye to our sixth class green school this year - Scott McMyler, Conor Lynch, Brendan Bradley and Donal Murray. But we know they will continue to plant green seeds in secondary school!
Here are some of the green initiatives taking place in our Green School; recycling, composting, photocopying on both sides, movement sensitive lights in every classroom, closing of wasteful toilet cisterns, cycling and walking to school.
Well done boys! Also a special thanks to Mr Downes for all his hard work.