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St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
 
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
  St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
 
St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS St Brigids School - Ticknevin NS
GREEN SCHOOLS - OUR PROGRESS

UPDATE MAY 2019 - We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for our Green Flag in Global Citizenship and the Marine Environment.

Huge congratulations to all the children for their hard work and enthusiasm and a special thank you to the Green Schools Committee and Ms. McCabe for their dedication.

The award ceremony will take place on the 21st May in Dublin. Ms. McCabe and some members of our Green Schools Committee will attend.

MARCH 2019 - We would like to say a huge well done to all the children who entered our poster and slogan competition. The entries showed creativity and an excellent understanding of the importance of caring for our marine environment. The winners were as follows:

Michael in Ms. Maher’s room, Nathan in Ms. McCabe’s room and Emma in Ms. Barry’s room.

The following slogan was created by Leah, Abbie, Clodagh Mc, Megan, Jack, Joe and Kyle in the senior classes ‘‘We can win the Biggest Battles with the Smallest of Actions. Less Plastic is Fantastic, more Plastic is Drastic”.

This slogan will represent our Green Schools Mission and will be proudly displayed on our Green Schools Notice Board.

On Tuesday the 12th of March, the children in 6th class will take part in a canal clean up as part of our application for our green flag. Spring Clean Ireland have provided hi-vis vests and protective gloves.

On Thursday the 14th of March the whole school will take part in our Annual Spring Clean. Children are asked to bring a cloth/sponge to school.

On Tuesday the 19th of March Dara Wyer from Kildare County Council will call to the school to interview the Green Schools Committee about all the activities we have undertaken throughout the year.

On Friday the 22nd of March we will host a marine inspired dress up day to further raise awareness about our marine environment. Children are asked to dress up in a way that represents the marine environment, which includes our oceans and beaches. Ideas could include dressing up as a sea creature, in marine inspired colours, as a pirate, a sailor, representing a marine activity etc. We encourage you to be as creative as you wish and to most of all have fun.

The children in 2nd, 3rd and 4th have been chosen to take part in a pilot project called the SeaKeepers Challenge which aims to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding of marine biodiversity. Throughout this project the children will study six native Irish marine species.

The Green Schools Committee would like to remind children of our efforts to reduce single use plastics in the school and encourage everyone to use reusable bottles and lunchboxes to reduce lunchtime plastic waste.

Our Green Schools Committee meets every week to ensure that we are doing our best as a school to look after our local environment. They also discuss and plan for future Green Schools flags.

This year the school will be working towards the ‘Global Citizenship – Marine Environment’ flag. This flag is a continuation of the water flag that we received last year.

During the year we will be raising awareness of marine litter, and we will be exploring the various aspects that are damaging our waters – marine litter and waste, overfishing, climate change etc. We will also be making a trip to our local canal to examine its level of cleanliness, and to find out what we can do to improve its condition.

Well done to our Green Schools Committee and to everyone who helped us achieve our Green School goals so far. Keep up the good work!