Litter & Waste is the first theme that schools undertake in the Green Schools programme.
All of our pupils are encouraged to play an active part in the care of our environment. The school is actively involved in recycling campaigns including the annual An Taisce National Spring Clean event and the Batteries for Barretstown campaign.
The effort of our Green Committee involving parents, teachers and pupils was recognised when our school achieved our 1st Green Flag in June 2010 at an award ceremony in Croke Park. We now recycle and reuse a large percentage of our waste on an annual basis.
Ms. Lennon’s class also devised a catchy song which all the children learned. It is called Our Green Code Song.
We also have a Green Committee song which Fergal Mc Cahey wrote in 6th class Green Committee Song.
In an Irish context litter and waste are substantial environmental issues. Each year Local Authorities spend ten’s of millions of euros cleaning up the environment due to our individual and collective behaviour and lack of responsibility towards litter.