Green Schools

National Spring Clean 2015

Thanks to everyone who helped out with our National Spring Clean today. We were delighted to be joined by members of the local Tidy Towns Committee. Congratulations to the winners of our poster competition, whose winning posters are displayed below. Photos of National Spring Clean to follow later.

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Clothing Collection

Our bi-annual clothing collection will take place on Monday 20th April. Its time to spring clean and send in any new or used men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, linens, household textiles and stuffed toys (any condition once they are clean). For every 10kg collected, the school will receive 5.50 euro.

We will also receive 2 euro per mobile phone so please send in what you can.

Bags can be delivered to the school on the morning of 20th April and left in the school shed. There is always a fantastic response to this clothing collection which is a great fundraiser for the school. We thank you for your continued support.

Green Schools Water

Following our quest to be a Green school for water conservation, we have recorded the following savings:

 

November 2013   Water usage 3820L in one week

November 2014   Water usage 3110L in one week

 

That's a saving of 710L which is an 18% reduction in our water usage.

This is a saving of about 1L of water per person per day!!

 

Our overall saving for the year based on our bill is an average of 83L per day which is a 14% reduction in water usage.

Well done to everyone for making the effort to reduce our water usage!!

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Walk For Water

Thank you to everyone who joined us on our Action Day for our Green Flag for Water. Luckily the rain held off and we completed our walk up to Lough Atedaun, where we filled our bottles with water, just like children in poorer countries have to do. We also had a yoga session by the lake, led by our visitors from the Indian Council of Ireland. Once we returned to the school, we emptied our bottles into our water butt and this water will be used around the school grounds. Keep an eye out in the local papers for some photos. Here are a few from the day!

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Walking for Water

World Water Day takes place on Sunday 22nd March. To celebrate this, we will be hosting a 'Walking for Water' event on Tuesday March 24th to raise awareness of water scarcity in developing countries such as India. This will also be our day of action for our Green Flag for water and will link nicely with our upcoming India Week, so we hope that as many people as possible will join us. It will involve the Senior classes walking up to Lake Inchiquin and Junior classes walking to Lake Atedaun, where we will collect bottles of water to put in our backpacks, which we will then carry to school. This is the reality for many children in developing coutries who walk longer distances with up to 20 litres of water every day. Please come and join us on our day of action for the Water Flag! Further details to be announced later.

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