The school has decided to be involved with the An Taisce ‘Green Schools’ initiative, this is part of the global initiative of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education Scheme). Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
The pupils have already held a meeting discussing the project and several of them want to be a part of setting up the Green Committee for the school. We will also be running an Eco group for all students to become involved with this excellent opportunity to make our school a better place.
The first theme for the programme is ‘Litter and Waste’ and the children have already started to help out with starting a recycling initiative to collect leaves for making compost for the garden. The first meeting of the Green Committee is planned for the beginning of the new term, if you would like to get involved or have any expertise that would help us in moving forward with this exciting venture please let us know.