In Scoil an Linbh Íosa we have been awarded 6 Green Flags on these themes:
We are now working on the theme of Global Citizenship/Litter and Waste.
We are constantly monitoring the work previously done to achieve these flags. There is a Green Schools Committee in the school composed of 10 children from 3rd to 6th class. With the support of their teachers, these children work hard to ensure the implementation of our Green School’s Code by encouraging recycling, reusing paper, composting raw foods to fertilise the garden, encouraging the use of lunch boxes instead of wrappings, encouraging healthy eating, organising charity sponsored clothes collections, supporting biodiversity in our school grounds and promoting W.O.W. (Walk on Wednesday) and W.O.F. (Walk on Friday).
The Green Schools Committee are responsible for the emptying of bins and monitoring their contents. We ask that as many pupils as possible take part in W.O.W. and W.O.F. - even just for part of the way. Bicycles and scooters are also part of the W.O.W. and W.O.F initiative.
(A poem written by the Green Schools Committee)
Biodiversity is a big deal,
Let's start off with banana peels,
We recycle everyday
And we help our planet in this way.
Our school is in the countryside
With lots of animals who like to hide
So let's look out for rabbits and bees
And robins and finches who hide in trees.
We depend on trees for our basic needs
And we put out seeds for the birds to feed.
Our school garden is a sight to see,
With flowers and plants to attract the bees.
Biodiversity is so cool,
So spread the word and make it our RULE!