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Green Schools 2012/13 - Action Plan 2012/13

Aims

Our environmental aim in 2012/13 is to begin the application for the Green Flag for transport.  In previous years the school had a dedicated ‘Eco class’.  However, this is no longer timetabled so the committee will be run by a voluntary group of students in conjunction with a sixth year student who is our assigned Environmental prefect.

Objectives

To get a whole school involvement in our environmental projects so that students may learn about the environment in a fun and entertaining way, to avoid long lecturing types of education and to engage in more fun and interaction.

  • To hold an environmental day, in the Spring, to promote COW and WOW and other transport initiatives.
  • To maintain and develop previous projects that the school has already begun.

Action Plan 2012/13

September/October 2012

  • Set up Environment Committee.   Divide each class into groups. A sign each group with a task that they will   look after for the year.
  • Introduce Environment Prefect to volunteer committee and assign a task to this committee. The volunteer committee will come with ideas on how to introduce and promote the idea of cycling and   walking to our general school community.
  • Organise fundraisers to   promote and support our work in the school for the coming year.
  • Speak to Parents’ Committee   re possible involvement with and support for initiatives.
  • Update our school website and   update our school notice board with our school plan.
  • Write and print our once a term newsletter
  • Conduct Surveys throughout school to ascertain students attitudes towards and current habits cycling and/or walking to school.
  • Hold poster competition for junior classes regarding a school logo for COW and WOW (liaise with CSPE teachers regarding   this).
  • Update the school website on   our plans for the coming months.

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee: 2   students from each year group.

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

November 2012

  • Submit article for publication in school newsletter
  • Work with committee to make posters to publicise ‘cycling/walking to school in new year’
  • Come up with ideas/suggestions for competitions/incentives to encourage students to walk/cycle to school in new year
  • Book cycle skills workshop   for first year students
  • Have fundraising bake sale   during parent-teacher meeting
  • Collate information gathered   from surveys
  • Decide on routes for cycleability audit, print out from google maps
  • Research cycle safety statistics and facts
  • Order high visibility vests, bags & leaflets from the RSA
  1. Launch awareness campaign   regarding clothes recycling (contact all parents via text and letter, speak   to Parents’ Association,  organize TYs to   visit classrooms to speak to students)

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

December 2012

  • Carry out ‘cycleability audit’
  • Organise ‘teacher vs. student’ 30km fun cycle race for first week of January
  • Finalise design of ‘student   loyalty cards’ for cycling
  • Contact parents regarding   cycle skills training
  • Organise stand for the Open   Evening on December 06th – display survey results and posters
  1. 08th December – open school  on Saturday morning to facilitate parents dropping off recycling to school
  2. 13th December – Lenrec Recycling to visit school to collect donated recycling material

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

January/Feb 2013

  • Work with Committee to plan   launch of COW & WOW on February 27th (revised to March 20th)
  • Display posters made in December on Environmental notice board
  • Organise printing of ‘student loyalty cards’ for cycling
  • Research free Apps for   pedometers (in conjunction with Mini Company selling armbands for iphones)
  • Open cycle skills training to 2nd and 4th year students (contact parents via letter)

Work with TYs to organize presentation of climate change workshop to whole school community

*** Start of ‘Dr. Bike’ –   six week cycling safety training programme for 1st & 2nd   year students

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

March 2013

Eco Day – 20th   March 2013

Activities include:

 *Pedometer routes marked out in grounds

* Carbon Calculator Apps  

* ‘Feet Aware’ treasure   hunt

* Climate Change   presentation

* Launch of ‘Loyalty   Card’ cycling scheme

* Eco entertainment –   Safe Cross Code Song, Lyrics competition

* ‘Where’s Wally?’ bike   activity

* Transport themed music

*  ‘Breakfast for cyclists’

* Raffles of donated   helmets, lights and reflective jackets

* Face painting – Eco   themed

** All of the above arranged by Class 4.4   and the Environmental Committee

  •   Continuation of Cycling   Safety Training for 1st & 2nd year students who have   signed up.

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

April 2013

  • Cycling Loyalty Card –   encouraging students to cycle to school seven times between Easter & the   summer
  • Arrange joint cycle with St.   Aidan’s  ***postponed to September
  • Speak to student council   regarding Eco Day feedback
  • Arrange 2nd &   4th Year students to take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of NDSPCA (joint Environmental/Animal Welfare initiative.
  • Liaise with ‘One Million Trees in a Day’ project coordinator regarding delivery of trees to school for planting.    (*Funding difficulties with this project experienced nationally so   delays in original dates set.  Awaiting   confirmation of new delivery dates)

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

May 2013

  • Write article for submission   to school newsletter
  • Update school website with   photos and articles on Eco Day activities from the last term
  • Complete surveys with   students to evaluate year’s work

Ms. Holohan

Ms. Roche

BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

 

 

Eco Day 2013

On Wednesday 20th March the Environmental Committee, class 4.4 and Ms. Holohan
held our annual 'Eco Day'.  Our emphasis this year was on encouraging students to walk or cycle to school. It was a busy and fun day for all involved.  We started out with a 'breakfast for cyclists'. Over fifty students, all of whom had signed up beforehand, arrived at school, windswept and happy, helmets in hand, to be greeted by pain au chocolat, orange juice and an assortment of other delicious food. Ms. Kealy kindly lent us her full support and this event took place in the congenial and welcoming atmosphere of our school library.

Meanwhile, our voluntary Environmental Committee visited every class in the school to paint 'eco stripes' on the faces of our students - green if you walked, white if you cycled, red if you got the bus or car. We had some very colourful students in our midst for the remainder ofthe day!

By 9.20am we were ready and set up in the hall for the first of our year groups to visit us for powerpoint presentations on climate change, eco 'carbon footprint' calculators, a 'Where's Wally's Bike?'game and an eco treasure hunt amongst other activities.  This was all done to the soundtrack of transport themed songs.

Our 'Green Schools' liaison officer, Aine O'Loughlen, came to visit us and most generously donated lots of helmets and bicycle locks and lights for our raffle.  It was a most welcome and very kind donation and approximately twenty five of our students went home with new safety kit for their bikes because of it.

The launch of our 'Dominican College' cycling loyalty card' took place during the day
also.  Any student who signed up to the scheme received a laminated card with seven empty boxes. A box is stamped every day a student cycles to school.  The reward for a completed card is one day homework free. This was a most popular part of our day!!

A fun time was had by all, organisers and participants alike.  However, the very serious theme of trying to help and improve our environment was the emphasis of the day and we would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all the students and staff who helped to make all the events a great success.

Here are some of the powerpoints used on the day. Please also check out the Gallery.

Welcome     Introduction     Carbon Footprint  

Clothes Recycling - 13th December 2012

In the fall of the year the school received a letter from Lenrec Recycling – a Munster based company who travel to schools all around the country to collect old fabric for recycling.  For every 10kg bag of clothes/fabric collected the school would be paid €5.50. The Environmental Committee decided to take up the challenge of gathering and collecting as much as we could so throughout November through to early December every effort was made to encourage students (and staff!) to 'clear out the attic' and donate as much as they could to the collection.

TY students visited every classroom in the school (twice!); posters were made and displayed around the school building; text messages were sent to parents and leaflets distributed to every family in the school.   We even opened the school on a frostySaturday morning in early December to facilitate parents dropping off bags of
recycling that they were kindly donating. On the final week of the collection our principal, Ms. Butler, laid down the gauntlet challenging students to 'fill her office with bags of recycling!'

Well, on Thursday 13th December, Lenrec Recycling arrived at our school to collect and weigh all the bags that we had tirelessly collected over theprevious weeks.  Students and staff had donated over 1,000kg of clothes and
fabric raising a total of €555 for the school.

Well done to all involved!

 

Cycleability Audit - Dec 2012

In early December Áine O'Loughlin from An Taisce joined up with Ms. Holohan and five members of our Environmental Group to complete a 'cycleability audit'.  What does that mean? 

Well, the environmental committee mapped out some routes that students may be likely to use for cycling to school; then we all donned our safety equipment (helmets, reflective vests, lights front and back on our bikes) and headed off on a frosty winter afternoon to cycle the routes and see for ourselves how suitable they would be for cycling and to spot any hazards or difficulties that they may present.

We were pleasantly surprised to find that much of our route (Ballymun Road, Collins Avenue and the Swords Road) has a cycle lane and those parts that don't have nice wide lanes so that there is plenty of room for bikes
and cars.

It was a really enjoyable afternoon (albeit very cold!) and we arrived back to school at 3.40pm with glowing cheeks and toasty toes from all the exercise.  Check out our route on google maps at https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=205081802376533943961.0004cfa28209ac6de844d&msa=0&ll=53.383994,-6.248045&spn=0.021117,0.055747

Will you join us and cycle in the new year?

Almost home1 350x262    Environmental Committee almost ready1 350x262 
Griffith Avenue1 350x262   The final line up1 350x262
     

06th December 2012 – Incoming Students Evening

The students from the Environmental Committee put a huge amount of work into preparing a fantastic stand for the visit of next years incoming First Years.  As soon as the bell went to signal the end of the school day the Committee dashed to the hall to get preparation underway. Reflective vests were issued to all and posters that had been worked on for weeks on issues such as recycling, tree planting and cycling and walking to
school were pinned up creatively and to great effect on our display boards.

Elaine Good from TY very kindly spent most of her evening sitting on her bike, fully kitted out in vest and helmet to help us promote safe cycling.  Our stand invited lots of enquiries from curious students and parents and we hope that there were some budding future members of our committee in attendance during the
evening.

A great success all round, thanks to the work of the Environmental Committee students.

A2 Cycle Survey Results1 350x262    A3 Hard at work preparing for the day1 350x262 
A5 Ready to work1 350x262   A8 Working hard1 350x262
     

 

Green Schools 2012/13 - Action Plan 2012/13

Aims

Our environmental aim in 2012/13 is to begin the application for the Green Flag for transport.  In previous years the school had a dedicated 'Eco class'.  However, this is no longer timetabled so the committee will be run by a voluntary group of students in conjunction with a sixth year student who is our assigned Environmental prefect.

Objectives

To get a whole school involvement in our environmental projects so that students may learn about the environment in a fun and entertaining way, to avoid long lecturing types of education and to engage in more fun and interaction.

  • To hold an environmental day, in the Spring, to promote COW and WOW and other transport initiatives.
  • To maintain and develop previous projects that the school has already begun.

Aims 2012/2013

    • September/October 2012

       

       

       

       

      • Set up Environment Committee.  
      • Divide each class into groups. Assign each group with a task that they will look after for the year.
      • Introduce Environment Prefect to volunteer committee and assign a task to this committee.
      • The volunteer committee will come with ideas on how to introduce and promote the idea of cycling and walking to our general school community.
      • Organise fundraisers to promote and support our work in the school for the coming year.
      • Speak to Parents’ Committee  re possible involvement with and support for initiatives.
      • Update our school website and update our school notice board with our school plan.
      • Write and print our once a term newsletter
        • Conduct Surveys throughout school to ascertain students attitudes towards and current habits cycling   and/or walking to school.
        • Hold poster competition for junior classes regarding a school logo for COW and WOW (liaise with CSPE teachers regarding this.
        • Update the school website on our plans for the coming months.

      Ms. Holohan

      Ms. Roche

      BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

      Parents Council Representative: Ms. Niamh   Ni Liathain

      Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

      Voluntary Environmental Committee: 2   students from each year group.

       

      Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

      November 2012

      • Submit article for publication in school newsletter
      • Work with committee to make posters to publicise ‘cycling/walking to school in new year’
      • Come up with ideas/suggestions for competitions/incentives to encourage students to walk/cycle to school in new year
      • Book cycle skills workshop for first year students
      • Have fundraising bake sale during parent-teacher meeting
      • Collate information gathered from surveys
      • Decide on routes for cycleability audit, print out from google maps
      • Research cycle safety statistics and facts
      • Order high visibility vests, bags & leaflets from the RSA

      Launch awareness regarding clothes recycling (contact all parents via text and letter, speak to Parents’ Association, organize TYs to visit classrooms to speak to students)

      Ms. Holohan

      Ms. Roche

      BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

      Parents Council Representative: Ms. Niamh   Ni Liathain

      Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

      Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

      Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

       

       

      December 2012

      Carry out ‘cycleability audit’

      • Organise ‘teacher V's. student’ 30km fun cycle race for first week of January
      • Finalise design of ‘student loyalty cards’ for cycling
      • Contact parents regarding cycle skills training
      • Organise stand for the Open Evening on December 06th – display survey results and posters

      08th December – open on Saturday morning to facilitate parents dropping off recycling to school

      1. 13th December – Lenrec Recycling to visit schoolcollect donated recycling material

       

      Ms. Holohan

      Ms. Roche

      BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty Parents Council   Representative: Ms. Niamh Ni Liathain

      Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

      Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

      Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

      January 2013

      • Work with Committee to plan launch of COW & WOW on February 27th
      • Display posters made in December on Environmental notice board
      • Organise printing of ‘student loyalty cards’ for cycling
      • Research free Apps for pedometers (in conjunction with Mini Company selling armbands for iphones)
      • Open cycle skills training to 2nd and 4th year students (contact parents via letter)
      • Work with TYs to organize presentation of climate change workshop to whole school community

      Ms. Holohan

      Ms. Roche

      BOM: Mr. Mick Moriarty

      Parents Council Representative: Ms. Niamh   Ni Liathain

      Environment Prefect: Karen McCord

      Voluntary Environmental Committee:   Approximately 40 students from across all years

      Auxiliary Staff: Damien Dempsey

      February 2013

       

       

      March 2013

       

       

      April 2013

       

       

      May 2013

       

       

  • September 2011 
    We at Dominican College have been doing a number of things over the years to achieve all of the green flags. We have successfully received two green flags. We are trying to achieve our third flag which involves water. Part of our plan to achieve the final flag involves saving water. So we have decided to keep you updated every month on what we are doing to achieving the third green flag.

 

Action Plan 2011/2012
Aims
Our environmental aim in 2011/12 is to maintain the Green Flag. This will be our third flag and as of last year’s aim we will be focusing on water but not forgetting energy and recycling. Last year the environmental committee began working on the water flag by holding a whole school survey, by having a water awareness day and by beginning a water awareness cartoon. In previous years the school had a dedicated post of responsibility to the environment but due to budget cut backs this position was removed. The environmental class is still in operation and we as a school have found it very effective in helping to achieve our goals as a green school. This committee runs in conjunction with the volunteer committee. We have had a new introduction this year of an environmental prefect this student will run the volunteer committee.

 

Objectives
·         To get a whole school involvement in our environmental projects so that students may learn about the environment in a fun and entertaining way, to avoid long lecturing types of education and to engage in more fun and interaction.
·         To hold an environmental week, during December, to promote water conservation.
·         To maintain and develop previous projects that the school has already begun.

 

 

Action Plan 2011/12

 

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

·         Set up Eco Class and the Environment Committee. This year we have two double classes devoted to Eco-Studies. The students do the subject on rotation so all Transition years will be involved at some stage during the year.
·         Divide each class into groups. A sign each group with a task that they will look after for the year.
·         Continue work on cartoon from last year’s group our aim is to have this completed by the October break and to show the cartoon to the local primary schools by the class change over at the end of November.
·         Introduce Environment Prefect, set up volunteer committee and assign a task to this committee.
·         The volunteer committee will take on recycling in the school and specifically Jack and Jill foundation.
·         Monitor and evaluate our progress from last year by doing a survey on water awareness compare results with last years. And plot results and show them on water day.
·         Raise money for water butts for watering plants and gardens around the school, by holding a bake sale. Extend water day to water week this year, and hold the bake sale during this week.
·         Contact primary schools in the area and see can we visit them and give them a PowerPoint presentation and show them our cartoon and to teach them more about water conservation.
·         Make class set of rain drop costumes, write an environmental song and teach the rain drops a dance. So that we can teach through entertainment the benefits of water conservation.
·         Set up projects for entry in to YEA our two projects will be dancing raindrops and the cartoon.
·         Update our school website and update our school notice board with our school plan.
·         Find our school water meter and begin to record how much water the school uses each week.
·         Organise H20 day we propose December 6th but need further confirmation
·         Write and print our once monthly newsletter
·         Organise water bucket game to get the whole school involved on and before H20 day.
·         Make power point presentations for primary school and for H20 day.
Class 4.4 and Class 4.3, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2011
·         Finish filming and editing cartoon.
·         Conduct survey
·         Hold poster competition for junior classes on water conservation in conjunction with CSPE and the topic stewardship.
·         Continue planning and preparing for H20day.
·         Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.

 

Class 4.4 and Class 4.3, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

November 2011
·         Begin going to primary schools, hold our environmental talks and show completed cartoon.
·         Have Dancing raindrop song ready for H20 day
·         Get applications  ready for YEA
·         Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.

 

Class 4.4 and Class 4.3, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

December 2011
·         Hold our H20day on December 6th
·         Have our cake sale for raising money for water butts.
·         Display results of second survey
·         Display results of water monitoring hopefully we will have reduced the amount of water being wasted by creating awareness.
·         Show our cartoon
·         Have our dancing and singing rain drops perform
·         Inspection for the adjudication of the Green flag?
·         Begin with new group for Eco-studies assign new projects and maintain and monitor continuing projects.
·          Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.
·         Continue writing and compiling YEA projects

 

 

 

Class 4.4 and Class 4.2, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

January 2012
·         Begin with new group for Eco-studies assign new projects and maintain and monitor continuing projects.
·          Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.
·         Continue writing and compiling YEA projects

 

 

Class 4.5 and Class 4.2, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

February 2012
·         Begin again with second Eco-Studies rotation group.
·         Begin working on and maintaining both gardens our school vegetable patch and our Bio-diverse garden, plant a selection of vegetables and weed and clear up bio-diverse garden.
·         Hang out and maintain bird feeders.
·         Continue to record water meter usage
·         Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.

 

Class 4.5 and Class 4.2, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

March 2012
·         Begin with third and final group for Eco-Studies.
·         Assign projects for them to continue working on, introduce our next topic which will be transport.
·         Continue recycling and hold an Easter raffle.
·         Continue to weed and care for the vegetable patch.
·         Work on YEA projects and have presentations ready for the Eco Dens held in early April.
·         Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.

 

Class 4.5 and Class 4.2, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

April 2012
·         Continue to weed and care for the vegetable patch.
·         Work on YEA projects and have presentations ready for the Eco Dens held in early April.
·         Continue to update the school website by writing an article for each month detailing our plans.

 

Class 4.5 and Class 4.1, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

May 2010
·         Present projects for the YEA
·         Begin to harvest first potatoes and lettuce and spring onions.
·         Finish school year with big clean up and recycling drive.
Class 4.5 and Class 4.1, Ms. Roche, Ms. Holohan
BOM: Joe Curry
Parents Council Representative
Environment Prefect: Olivia Sneyd
and year volunteers from each year group

 

 

 

 

September 2009

Here is a copy of our green schools action plan for the next year. This plan was made with the help of class 4.3 and 4.4 along with Ms. Roche and Mr. Curry. The last section of the grid will be filled in as the year progresses keeping the whole school informed with our success. 

Green Flag Action Plan 2009/2010

September 2009




Set up Eco Class and the Environment Committee.
A sign Each group with a task that they will look after for the year.
Begin Phone Recycling for Jack and Jill foundation
Turn all the recycling bins into frogs. This group will also record the amount of bins that we put out we hope to reduce this number through recycling.
Do a survey on who walks to school and present the results on eco day. 
Conservation of energy in school group this group will promote ways of reducing the amount of energy that we use.

Carbon foot print group, calculate an average school carbon number and try to reduce this figure over the year.


Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative









October 2009
Eco day
Hold an environmental awareness day that will inform students of our plans to achieve the green flag

Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



November 2009
Write up reports on Eco day and publish the results on the internet.
Prepare for the second energy audit and ensure that we have our heat and light
monitors who will actively encourage students to turn off the lights and keep the doors closed in all class rooms and on the corridors
Prepare applications for the YEA


December 2009
Conduct second energy audit.
Continue Recycling and start recording amounts of recycling produced, make a wall of shame and hopefully the numbers of students recycling will have improved as a result of our Eco Day.
Begin to dig the garden and loosen the soil.
Inspection for the ajudication of the Green flag?
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



January 2010
Compile the results of the second energy audit, present them as bar charts and publish them around the school.
Continue to dig and prepare the soil for growing vegetables in the school garden. Buy the potatoes and other vegetables.
Prepare projects for YEA
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



February 2010
Continue with all or our enititives and promote recycling in the school.
Plant potatoes, carrots, onions and year round lettuce.
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



March 2010
Continue recycling and hold the Easter raffle.
Continue to weed and care for the vegetable patch.
Work on YEA projects and have presentations ready for after Easter.
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



April 2010
Promote more walking/ cycling to school summer season.
Continue to weed the garden and water if nessesary.
Promote recycling batteries for the final term.
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



May 2010
Present projects for the YEA
Begin to harvest first potatoes and lettuce and spring onions.
Finish school year with a big clean up and recycling drive.
Class 4.3 and Class 4.4, Ms. Roche
BOM Mr. Curry
Parents Council Representative



 



October 2009
Our day of Actionis being held on October the 19th 2009, we are holding an Eco day in the mainschool hall. Our environmental committee are organising this day with the helpof the whole school. Each class is going to go to the hall on the day, they aregoing to be presented with a power point presentation on the Green flag, theseven steps that are laid out in order to achieve it and what we as a schoolintend to do so that we may keep our green flag. After the presentation thestudents may go around the hall where the committee will have stalls set uppromoting energy conservation, recycling and environmental awarness throughgames and fun activities. The students decided this because it would be a funand interesting way to get involved and to learn more about the environment.