On the 16th of March, the Green-Schools Committee organised a 'green dress day'. All the students and teachers dressed up in green to raise awareness for saving energy and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We raised 170 euro which will go towards improving the appearance of our school. A big thank you to everyone who took part.
Each class teacher chose four pupils to be on the Green schools committee.
There are 4 pupils from every class on the committee, excluding Junior & Senior Infants. Meetings are held every Thursday at 1pm in Ms. Gaughan's room .At the meetings we discuss important information to do with our energy theme and report back to our classes on the school's progress. It is lots of fun. We like being on the committee because we get to represent our class and school.
We hope to make everyone aware of how much energy we use. We need to stop wasting energy in school and at home.
Ms.Gaughan & Ms.Corcoran are our Green schools coordinators. We will be working very hard this year to make sure we earn our 2nd Green Flag in May 2016. There are lots of activities planned for the year ahead which include: in-school workshops, daytrip to local windfarm, project work in the senior classes, poster competitions and many more. Our Green Schools committee are as enthusiastic as ever and we hope to do a good job!
By Sophie Gibney and P. J . Leonard (5th class)
Our Day of Action took place on Thursday 17th of September. We decided to do this to raise awareness and show all the pupils in our school what it was like to spend a day without electricity/energy .
Our green code is “Do the earth a favour, Be a power saver”.
It was difficult without laptops, lights, the whiteboard and we think the teacher’s found it hard with no tea or coffee all day!
However the good thing about this was that we got rewarded by getting no homework and we got to do art in the afternoon .
BY DAN MAGUIRE AND LEAH MARR.
As part of our application process we had a day in school where we did not use any electricity /power. This year we are aiming for our 2nd Green Flag and the theme is energy.
6th class made space buggies from recycled materials as part of the Energy Day. They had to made the buggy move with different forms of energy. Our Green Schools Committee has been established for this school year. Ms Corcoran and Ms Gaughan are the green schools coordinators for Durrow National School.
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