Our School has always promoted environmental responsibility awareness. In 2008 we formalised our effort and became part of the International Green Schools Programme.
Our first green flag for ‘Waste and Waste Management’, was awarded on May 24th 2010, an achievement we are all very proud of. Our second green flag was awarded in 2012 for our efforts to reduce energy consumption. We have since been awarded a Green Flag for Water, Travel, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. We are currently working towards our seventh flag which is for ‘Global Citizenship: Energy’.
We have a very active Green School’s Committee that is made up of pupils from first to sixth. The committee members meet at least twice a month and the committee changes yearly. We also have a warden system in place. Each class has four Green School Wardens. We have four new wardens each term. The main job of the wardens is to maintain all the practices that we have put into place for the flags already achieved. They do travel surveys, bin checks, leak checks and monitor the classroom temperatures. Each child in the school will be on the committee, or a warden, at some stage of their time in the LSP.
We would strongly encourage parents to get involved where possible; this will have very positive effect as we aim for whole school ownership of the programme. Ethics and the Environment is a strand in our Ethical Curriculum programme and by having this active community in the school, it provides very practical means by which we can put theories discussed in the classroom into practise. It is our aim to instil in children the importance of respecting our environment and for them to become responsible environmental citizens.
See what the Green School have been up to here