Green School Awards.
In September 2008, we decided to take part in our first Green Schools Project to secure a Green Flag for Litter and Waste. We achieved this in 2010 and went on to be awarded a Green flag for Energy conservation in 2012 and subsequently received another award for Water conservation in 2014.
In 2016 we achieved our new goal of securing another green flag in the theme of Travel by looking at the impact of Travel on the environment. Each Theme is a 2-year programme
Getting involved in such a project, allows everybody in the school to take part-children, parents and the school staff and also an awareness is created in the wider community.With our environment constantly coming under attack from all aspects of life, we all need to play our part in trying to repair the damage that has been done. The ’Green Schools’ theme of ‘Biodiversity’ is certainly a great way of being involved. It suits our school perfectly-we are a ‘town’ school in a rural setting, with fields galore around us, Ballyseedy Woods nearby, mountains at our doorstep and a huge variety of trees, shrubs, flora, ‘weeds’, insects and birds on our school grounds. We were delighted to achieve our fifth Green Flag in 2019. Special thanks to Ms Brid Murphy, for leading the way.