Green schools Project
Our School joined the Green Schools Programme in April 2007.
A lady from Sligo County Council came to our school and talked to us about what it involved.
We set up a green schools committee consisting of people from the senior classes, the teachers and our caretaker Mrs Johnston.
We had meetings to monitor the amount of litter in our school. We hoped to reduce the amount of litter in our school to zero. We decided that possible ways of achieving this would be if we left wrappers at home and just brought lunch boxes, used reusable bottles for our drinks and bring home our litter.
We have a compost bin at school and a shredder. We also recycle and reuse paper as much as possible. We have different bins at school for landfill waste and recyclable waste.
As part of our recycling we collect stamps and send them to 'The Donkey sanctuary', 'The Leprosy Mission' and 'Save the Bogs'.
We also recycle clothes
old mobile phones, cartridges and batteries.
On the 16th of April 2008 Miss Fiona Walsh from the Sligo Country Council came to our school to assess how we were implementing the Green Schools Programme.
She talked to us about waste and disposal of waste and she asked us about how we dispose of our waste.
Miss Walse asked us many questions about all aspects of our Green Schools Programme. She was very impressed with what we were doing in the school and complimented us on how Environmentally Aware we are.
She sent her report to An Taisce who make the decision to award a green flag or not.
We went to clean up Belleek Woods on the fifth of March.