We have been working on the Green-Schools Programme for the past ten years and have attained four green flags to date for – Litter and Waste, Energy, Water and Travel. This year we are applying for our fifth green flag based on the theme of biodiversity.
Each week we collect stamps, batteries, mobile phones and ink cartridges for recycling. We had the honour of receiving an award for being battery champions in Co. Wexford at this year’s County Council’s Environment Awards.
We participate annually in Wexford County Council’s Christmas Recycling Decoration Competition and had winners in four categories this year.
A water butt has been erected to harvest rainwater which is used to water flowers and fruit and vegetables in the polytunnel.
We encourage the school community to use green ways to travel whenever possible – walking, cycling, park n’ stride and carpooling. Senior classes participate in cycling lessons to promote safe cycling on the roads.
For the biodiversity theme we have participated in the pollinator project and have been busy planting insect friendly plants, flowers and bulbs. We also have built a bug hotel and erected bird houses, created a wild area, made a wormery and are taking part in the Great Plant Hunt.