2020 – The year of the Water Green Flag
We have been monitoring and conserving our use of Energy, Keeping up with our recycling, and also teaching our Children about the important role Water has to play in Climate change.
This year, our second year of the Water Green flag program, we hope to achieve our third Green flag for Water Conservation, Educating the kids, their parents and the wider community of our responsibilities.
Watch this space and our facebook page, we will show you, the tip of the iceberg, of the amount of work they are doing.
Plenty of competitions and awareness schemes coming soon.
Work is underway for the school’s Third Green Flag.
If you would like any information on the programme, or would like to be involved, please contact the school secretary. Many hands make light work!
We achieved our second Green Flag 2018
ENERGY is the second Green Flag Theme that we undertook. This theme looks at the steps which can be taken to reduce energy consumption and raise awareness of climate change issues.
Parents on Committee
We planted two trees to commemorate achieving our second Green Flag
… and for the kids we had a party…
Well done to Amy on coming up with the best slogan for the Energy Green Code.
Green Flag 2014
Our Green Flag application has been made!
Gurrane National School is delighted to be a Green Flag School.
We are so impressed by the dedication and care with which the children approached the Green Schools programme.
The day we raised the school’s first Green Flag was a proud one for all the children.
The following is the Green Team Action Plan which was submitted with our Application Form.
|Action/Target||Person/Group Responsible||Timeframe||Progress Made|
|Elect a Committee||Parents||January 2014||A new Committee was elected in Nov 2014|
|Create a Green Flag Noticeboard||Committee Members||January 2014||Placed in school corridor|
|Divide school into zones and assign teams||Parents on Committee||February 2014||Completed and again in Nov 2014|
|Introduce compost bins in classrooms||Committee||February 2014||Introduced to each classroom|
|Encourage the use of lunchboxes||Committee||Ongoing||Bring all packaging home. Children eat their lunch in classroom before going outside|
|Clothes collection||Parents||May 2014 and ongoing||Raised money for the school from clothes recycled|
|Review the school Green Code||Committee||November 2014||A number of new slogans created by the committee|
|Carry out Day of Action – Notice Board display, Spring Clean and Litter pickup. Tidy up Garden Area||Committee||February 2014 and November 2014||Gloves and bags provided|
|Photocopying: Mind sheets so further copies not needed. Does it need to be photocopied?||Secretary / Pupils||Ongoing||Awareness raised and recycling area created for waste sheets|
|Establish recycling unit for bottle tops and batteries||Committee||December 2014||Recycling boxes positioned in school|
|Create Green Schools page on website||Committee||December 2014||Page created|
|Messages to parents sent via text rather than notes home||Secretary / Teachers||Ongoing||The majority of messages are sent via text to save on paper waste|
|Reinforce healthy eating||Everyone||Ongoing||Sweets, crisps, chocolate not allowed in school only on Fridays. Fruit encouraged.|
|Carry out litter review||Committee||Ongoing||An initial review was conducted with a follow up in Nov 2014|
|Publish results on Notice Board||Committee||December 2014|
|Design posters to reinforce litter awareness||To be done by school pupils||January 2014||Competition to take place|
|Recycling at home project||To be done by school pupils – organised by parents on committee||February 2014||Project to be determined|
|Playground games to be painted on the yard. Encourage the message of taking pride in keeping the school tidy||Parents Association||April 2014||Completed during Easter Holidays along with entire outside of school being painted.|
Work is underway for the school’s Second Green Flag. If you would like any information on the programme, or would like to be involved, please contact the school secretary. Many hands make light work!