The Green Schools got out of the traps early in 2011/2012 by raising awareness of recycling in the school by hosting a “Green Week” in early October. During the week a poster & slogan competition was held amongst first year classes, bulb planting was organised to improve the school environs and a recycling relay race was held in the school gym. Students were made aware of the locations of the recycling bins during assembly. Recycling bins were also placed in every classroom for paper, plastic and cans. A marked improvement in the rubbish going to landfill was recorded (30% reduction).
January blues were dispelled this year by the Green Schools committee. Students who recycled entered a draw by receiving a raffle ticket for their efforts. A daily draw took place much to the excitement of the students.
The Green Schools committee are making more plans by the week to improve the school environment and increase students recycling habits.
- Launch of a Green Schools loyalty card.
- Tuck shop made of recycled materials e.g. pens, copies etc.
- National Spring Clean Day.
- Green flag award for litter & waste.
Green Schools liason teachers for 2012/2013: Ms. Jennifer Kealy and Ms. Aoife Curran.
Remember St. Mary’s Green code: “Recycling is cool in a litter free school”