Welcome to our Green Flag page! We are delighted to be associated with Green Schools Ireland and are proud to announce that after 14 years working with An Taisce and Green Schools, we are now working on our eighth green flag: Global Citizenship and the Marine Environment. This will take place over the next two years and will be coordinated by Ms.Balfry and Ms.Mullane.
In June of last year, we received our seventh green flag for Global Citizenship and Energy. We ensured that we were as energy efficient as possible and pupils enjoyed learning all about global citizenship.
is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen
respects and values diversity
has an understanding of how the world works
is outraged by social injustice
participates in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global
is willing to act to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place
takes responsibility for their actions
We welcomed Seán Hartigan from An Taisce to the school on Monday and Tuesday the 19th and 20th September. Seán visited all classes and undertook workshops based on energy and the importance of not wasting it. The younger classes were treated to the arrival of 'Guzzler', the energy wasting puppet. All classes took part in drama activities based on conserving energy and the energy chains involved in producing items such as the cereals we eat for our breakfast. The days were thoroughly enjoyed by all pupils and we thank Seán for facilitating this.
We celebrated Tree day on the 8th October and the Green Flag Committee planted a Hazel Tree on the school grounds with the help and advice of Maggie.
We took part in GOALs Jersey Day on Friday the 9th October where we raised money for the fantastic work GOAL does all over the world.
We also had a guest speaker from GOAL visit the school on Tuesday 13th October. Tara spoke to classes from 2nd to 6th and taught the children all about the work that GOAL does and being global citizens.
The competition winner of our green code was Matthew Byrnes in 6th Class. Well done to Matthew for creating a very effective slogan! 'The Earth is a lovely place, Help us save the human race!'
The Green Flag Committee have been hard at work researching into our energy consumption in Kilcornan and figuring out possible solutions. They have conducted appliance surveys, standby surveys, global awareness surveys and monitored the electricity and oil bills. We have also reduced our energy usage in class using our Energy Monitors! We had a great 'Junk Art' Day in school and a spring cleaning day and look forward to lots more projects and initiatives before the end of this year!
Mark O’Rourke, Aoife Kelly, John Fitzgerald, Jennifer Kelly, Micheál Finnerty, Ellie Walsh, Finn O’Gorman, Lauren Maune, Daniel McDonagh, Jamie Behan, Leah McCarthy, Tracy Lynch and Dean Hanly, Maggie Hanley (parent), Mrs. Gleeson and Ms. Balfry (teachers).