Friday was a very special day in St. Brigid’s. It was the day that all our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle were rewarded with the arrival of our Green Flag for litter and waste. We will proudly fly this flag from the pole inside the school gates. It will remind us of how we have become more aware of the importance not just reducing our waste but also reusing and recycling as much as we can.
Special thanks to every single member of our outstanding committee who
- held weekly meetings
- acted as litter wardens
- ensured every class had a recycle bin
- made posters and kept classes informed about ideas and activities
- devised and distributed our green code
- encouraged using reusable water bottles in school
- organised a stall and display at the Christmas Fair showing how to make really cool decorations from recycled materials
- organised Walk to School Fridays
- organised the very successful Green Door Competition
In March the judge for the Green Schools arrived unannounced , she carefully inspected our efforts , toured the school and interviewed committee members. Her report stated that she was overwhelmed by the high standard of our application and she was very impressed at the positive actions taking place in the school.
We have our sights firmly set on achieving a second flag for Energy Efficiency but for now we are thrilled with our first flag for Litter and Waste.
Unfortunately due to current restrictions we will have to delay our flag raising ceremony but a great bualadh bos was given by each class to their class representative on Friday.
We also want to thank Ms O’Halloran and Ms G. Fay for their commitment to raising environmental awareness in our community and their leadership of the Green School Campaigns.
Here is a recap of our Green Door Competition