Our Green Schools Renewal Application for our learning and work on the Theme Global Citizenship- Energy, was submitted to An Taisce at the beginning of June and I am delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application! St Patricks’s NS Rathvilly has now been awarded its 7th Green Flag!!!
Congratulations to all in our school community who have worked towards this achievement. Great credit is due to Our Green Schools Committee, Ms Birch and all school staff for their work over the last two years. I would also like to thank parents for their co-operation and support in home surveys, projects and activities centred on the Energy Theme.
We were due to have An Action Day at the end of March showcasing our work on this theme, with interactive displays and guest speakers. This will take place when we return to school.
The Green Schools Program of Education is at the core of educating our pupils in the care of our planet. We are becoming increasingly familiar with the terms- Climate Change, Biodiversity, Marine Pollution, Air Quality, Carbon Emissions, Habitat Destruction to mention but a few! All these issues need to be addressed actively not only by our government and local authorities but at local level too. Green Schools offers us the opportunity to take small actions which can make a big difference!! By being involved in the Green Schools Program, our pupils become decision makers, game changers and a voice for responsible environmental behaviour not just in our school but in the wider community. The skills learned during the program are positive life skills, promoting care and respect for our environment along with an awareness of how our actions have consequences not just for us but for the global community.
We look forward to celebrating our great achievement when we return to school and raising our 7th Green Schools Flag!!
Our Green Schools Code is one worth remembering - One World One Chance!
Green Schools Coordinator