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
Constant monitoring and evaluating of progress in St. Brigid’s Primary School takes place as follows:
- At all staff meetings the green schools coordinator reports on the progress of green schools themes and in particular the current theme of biodiversity. She applauds positive results and makes recommendations in conjunction with the staff where necessary.
- Progress reports from class representatives (1st – 6th) at all green schools meetings.
- Publishing results of surveys on green schools notice board.
- The Green Schools Committee feel that though posters, slogans, assembles, intercom notices and class announcements, the students and staff are most definitely more aware of the importance of recycling and that our actions may have a positive/negative impact on our climate.