St. Brigid’s Primary School has successfully achieved 5 green schools flags in the areas of litter and waste management, energy conservation, water conservation, travel and transport and Biodiversity. We have also taken part in the green homes programme and again were successful in obtaining a green home flag. Our children and teachers work very hard and always rise to the challenge! We are currently working on our fifth green theme, that of Biodiversity. As always it is a great team effect from all the children and teachers alike. Green Schools is an enjoyable experience!!
Our green schools committee is made up of teachers and pupils. Each committee member is encouraged to voice their ideas and finally to report back to their class teachers. Their enthusiasm is great! Meetings are held in the P.E. hall and targets are discussed. Some of our targets for this year include
- We set a target, that by June 2016 each class from Junior Infants to Sixth Class would become aware of the term biodiversity.
- Each class would become aware of the huge variety of biodiversity in our school.
Our new Green Schools Committee had their inaugural meeting on October 20th to discuss the work that needs to be done this year. A boy and a girl from each class were represented. Mr. O Hara and Ms. Fogarty headed up the meeting which was very successful.