Green Schools

It’s 2017 and this year The Green Schools Committee is working on biodiversity, The Caring Crew is the name of the committee and their motto is ‘Defending Diversity’. They have been teaching all the children in the school about the birds and plants in the school environment. They also built a bug hotel.
2nd Class and The Caring Crew building the bug hotel on PhotoPeach

St. Brendan’s Boys N.S. was awarded three Green Flags by An Taisce in 2010, 2012 and 2014 for the successful implementation of waste management and energy and water conservation programmes in our school. In 2016 we completed our work on the theme of travel and were awarded our 4th Green Flag. We encouraged children to come to school in an environmentally friendly and healthy way. Walking and cycling are most important but car pooling and using the bus are also good choices.
The committee chose the name The Travel Troop. WP_20141015_003 (1)
Green Flag Presentation Ceremony on PhotoPeach

The Blog below will keep you up to date on all our efforts!!

The Innocent Big Grow

admin : April 16, 2018 10:56 am : Green Schools, Ms. McCarthy

2nd class did The Innocent Big Grow. We each got our own plant to take care of. We either got spinach, cress or pea shoots. Each week we brought our plant home and took care of it. On Monday we  brought our plant back to school and the best taken care of plant gets Grower of the Week. For the Easter holidays we also brought the plant home.

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Leaf Printing

admin : March 21, 2018 12:16 pm : Green Schools, Ms. Murray

We collected lots of different leaves to use for printing. We put white paint on the inside of the leaves and used them to print onto black paper. To print we pushed them onto the paper and carefully lifted them up. Once they were dry we coloured in the spaces with colouring pencils before using sponges to paint around the leaves.

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Hyacinth Bulbs

admin : February 8, 2018 2:31 pm : Green Schools, Ms. Fox

First class planted hyacinth bulbs in soil. We watered them every second day. When they came up they were different colours. We really enjoyed it because it was fun. Some of them have not come up yet but it was cool to see those that did. Here are some pictures from our class.

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Green School Activities

admin : February 8, 2018 2:18 pm : Green Schools

Our Green School Committee oversees the implementation of the Green School programme in our school and is currently working on the theme of Biodiversity. We have already been awarded four Green Flags by An Taisce in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 for the successful implementation of our Green School efforts. these include implementing a litter and waste management programme, conserving both energy and water in our school and for adopting sustainable travel methods when possible, while travelling to and from school. over the past two years, we have been working on the theme of Biodiversity, with the aim of achieving our fifth Green Flag this year. Through the Biodiversity programme, we have become more aware of our local natural environment and the birds, minibeasts, trees and plants that surround us. Every class has been involved in environmental activities including studying a variety of animals and their habitats, going on nature walks, planting seeds and bulbs, making bird feeders and partaking in minibeast hunts.

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Green Day

Ms McTigue : November 22, 2017 2:51 pm : Green Schools, Ms. McTigue

As part of our work on our Green Flag we had a ‘Green Day’. Pupils had to dress in green clothes, eat green food for their lunch and take part in activities in our classroom based on our theme this year of Biodiversity.

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