Members of our Green Schools Committee were very lucky to attend a Green schools water workshop on Monday 20th January in Clonakilty. As we are now working towards attaining our 'water' flag, the workshop employed a mixture of interactive demos, water related games, PowerPoint presentations, water themed clips, videos and, importantly, group work to deliver a water conservation message to schools and by extension the whole school community. The workshops enable schools to engage with each other and share their knowledge and experience of the Green-Schools Water theme. This workshop provided an opportunity for our team to discuss any issues we might encounter during our programme and how to seek advice from other schools, Irish Water, Local Authorities and Green-Schools staff. During the forums students were informed of the Seven Steps Green-Schools programme and how to successfully complete the Water theme and important issues surrounding water.
Huge congratulations to the winners of our green schools slogan competition.
1st- Finn Browne
2nd- Charlie Jones
3rd- Saorla Browne
Our School Slogan is " Plug it out, turn it off because that's what it's all about"
Well Done to all the fantastic entries!!!
As part of the green schools committee we have been educating the classes on how to save electricity. We have asked all classes to turn off their lights when they are not needed, turn off the whiteboards and check that there is no litter on the ground.Every week we have been doing random spot checks, to ensure that the classes are following our advice. Each week we pick a girl and boy from each class to remind the classes to follow the rules and save energy. The class with the least energy used gets a prize of the teachers choice. In the past few months we have seen a drastic change in the energy used in our school and we hope this will continue to decrease.
Rowan and Skye
In January we organsied a low energy day. It was so much fun. We first looked at how much energy we use and how we could down. We decided that on our low energy day we would use no laptops or internet, we would turn off the heating. We would have to use a manual bell as the electronic bell would not work without electricity. We also decided that we would turn off all lights so the blinds would have to be up. We did all this successfully and it highlighted how much energy we waste every day!
Emma and Kate
We are the Green Schools Student Committee. This year we are going to work very hard to receive our Energy Flag. We have lots of ideas and cannot wait to get started! Stay tuned for lots of updates!
Scoil Naomh Eltin Green Schools Committee where honoured to attend the KInsale Tidy Towns Awards Night on Monday the 20th of November in Actons Hotel to receive our Highly Commended prize for the presentation of our school. Thank you Azra, Billy, Rowan, Ava May, Skye, Emma, Ali and Lee for all your hard work this year. The classroom checks, litter surveys, school competition and tree planting were all appreciated. Also, thanks to Kinsale Tidy Towns for a lovely evening and letting us stay up past our bedtime!
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Green Schools' Litter Awareness Poster Competition! Well done to all of the children who entered the competition! The standard was extremely high and the Green Schools' Committee had very tough decisions to make!
Well done Green Schools' Committee 2017! You are great representatives for Scoil Naomh Eltin. You have made us proud and have done great work this year!
The Green Schools Committee have been very busy.
Each week, we make sure that every class has an “Energy Squad” - each week two different children from each class will represent their classes 'Energy Squad' and will carry out the following duties;
Energy Squad duties:
*To make sure that lights are turned off when we are leaving the room.
* To check that the whiteboard projector is turned off when we are not using it.
* To ensure that all taps are fully turned off after we use them.
* To make sure that our classroom is a litter and clutter free room.
* To monitor the correct use of bins.
* To make sure that all waste from lunch boxes is brought home.
The Green Schools Committee members have been carrying out random spot checks of each class based on the duties of the Energy Squad.
The Green Schools Committee will make sure that Litter Patrol will be carried out with the help of Energy Squad.
The Green Schools Committee will have a school Walkabout each week and will record possible school improvement suggestions.