Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce . Over 3,600 primary, secondary and special schools in Ireland (>88% of all Irish schools) are currently participating part in the programme and 2573 schools have been awarded the Green Flag. Green-Schools is a themed and seven-step programme.
For more information see http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/
This year Scoil Aonghusa Community National School was working towards our fourth Green Flag. The Aim of this flag is to promote and increase the amount of pupils walking, cycling, park ‘n’ stride, carpooling or using public transport,which will ease congestion by reducing the amount of private cars arriving at the school. It will also lessen the overall impact on the environment by reducing emissions and pollution.The journey to school is an ideal way for children to take part in regular physical activity, to interact with their peers and to develop the road sense children need as pedestrians and cyclists.
Our Green School Travel Mottos:
Our Action Day
We had our Green School Action Day in April. Because we are trying to get our travel flag, the committee decided it would be a good idea to have a big walk around the GAA grounds that morning. Everybody wore green and we had balloons and banners celebrating the day. Our Green School officer Fiona Barry came along on the day and did some travel games and activities with all the classes. Some of the boys in 3rd Class even composed and performed a Travel themed rap! All the classes focused on travel based lessons for the day. Our Action Day was a huge success and all the children really enjoyed it.
Green Flag Award
Teachers and pupils of Scoil Aonghusa CNS attended a very special ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa on the 11th of May. Following 2 years of hard work by Mrs O’Regan and the Green Schools Committee, we were very proud to be presented with our 4th Green Flag for Transport. Next year we will begin working on our 5th Green Flag for Biodiversity.