Green Schools is Ireland’s largest environmental management and award programme, working with schools all across the country. It is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. Green Schools promotes long-term, whole-school action for the environment through a series of themes and a seven-step process.
Scoil Cholmcille has been engaged with the Green Schools programme since 2015 and has earned the flag for Litter and Waste. We are currently working towards the Water flag and in 2020, attended a workshop facilitated by An Taisce where members of our Green Schools committee developed our Action Plan and learned about the importance of water conservation.
Green Schools is a fantastic programme that allows for involvement throughout the school and instills in the students the importance of caring for our shared environment.
Today we received an email from An Taisce informing us that we have been awarded our first Green Schools flag for Litter and Waste. We are absolutely thrilled that all of our hard work has paid off. A special thank you goes to the Green Schools committee in 5th and 6th Class.
We look forward to working on the second theme – Energy.
On Thursday 22nd March we will be holding an Easter Bonnet competition.
The bonnets should be made from recyclable materials and/or items that are being reused or repurposed.
There will be a prize for one bonnet in every class.
Best of luck!
The Irish Waste Management Association have put together a handy article addressing some of the most common questions people have about recycling.
It’s better to try and cut down on the amount of waste we generate but important to know how to properly dispose of what we have.
We surveyed the classes today to see how many pupils had brought a reusable bottle to school.
There were 58 reusable bottles in school today. Great work, keep it up. Let’s push for 65!
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The pupils and staff of Mount Hanover are delighted to be a Green School. This makes us part of a fantastic club of environmentally friendly schools all over the world. In Ireland Green Schools is run in partnership with An Taisce.
We are currently working towards the Water flag!
If you have any issues or queries get in touch.
View our Green Schools progress throughout the years!