|Green Flag Initiative|
Green School Newsletter December 2019
We are into our second ‘Litter-less Campaign’. This year we are concentrating on reducing our recycling waste. As a school, we will aim to eliminate single use plastics into the new year (where possible J). Becoming more aware of the amount of single use plastics that we use, for example, single use bottles, is a reminder of just one way that we can do this.
Last year we focused on reducing our general waste and we need to continue to do so as a school. We began composting in the classrooms this year and this has contributed o the reduction in general waste.
Finally, thank you to everyone for making such an effort to ‘Keep it Green’ with their Halloween costumes in October. A great effort was made to use recycled materials from home. We were so impressed by the level of thought and creativity!
As always, thank you to everyone for your continued hard work and cooperation,
Green School Newsletter March 2019
Hi Everyone, Just a little update to let everyone know how we are getting on in our campaign for our Green School Flag!
Firstly, we have completed and continue to implement 5 out of the 7 steps towards our Green school campaign:
1. Established a committee
We are integrating the Green Schools programme with the curriculum work of the school when and where possible.
Thank you 3rd and 4th for doing an art activity using recycled materials, and 1st and 2nd class for making the posters for the corridor.
We have now to complete steps 6 and 7:
6. Inform and involve the community by organising a ‘Day of Action’
We are also asking each class to come up with a Green School slogan by the 20th of March and they will be displayed around the school. The Green School Committee will choose the best one as our school slogan.
Secondly, we have completed 6 months of our Litter Less Campaign litter measurements. We had to weigh our school’s general waste at a particular time and day once a month for 6 months and the results are below:
We reduced our general waste, on an average school day, from 6.5kg to 0.5 kg over 6 months!
A HUGE WELL DONE TO ALL!
Thirdly, to be aware, the #nomoreplasticpaddy campaign is on the 15th of March, and it is to raise awareness about single use plastics (video link below)
And finally, a reminder to all children to put the correct rubbish into the correct bin. We need to continue to reduce the amount of waste we create! And don’t forget to bring in your hand towel!
Thank you to everyone for your continued hard work and cooperation, Ms Dunne and the Green School Committee.