Kilcornan National School were delighted to raise our eighth green flag for Global Citizenship and the Marine Environment this week. We are proud to be associated with An Taisce and Green Schools for over twenty years now and each new flag achieved is as special as the last. We were honoured to have parents, friends and community members join us for this occasion. A special word of thanks to Kilcornan Tidy Towns Chairperson Lyn Nolan and Limerick hurler Darragh O’Donovan who raised the flag. The theme of this flag was based on global citizenship and the marine environment. Despite not being a costal school, we learned that there is still so much we can do to affect change in the marine world. We became very aware of the danger of microbeads to marine creatures and the ‘Beat the Bead’ campaign. We carried out research and projects on marine creatures, plastic islands and the causes of marine pollution. We discussed the top ten types of marine pollution and implemented the ‘Think Before you Flush’ campaign. We encouraged every pupil in our school to get rid of their plastic drink bottle containers and to purchase re usable ones. Coupled with this, we continue to maintain work on all previous themes: litter and waster, energy, water, travel, biodiversity and global citizenship.
Being involved with Green Schools helps us to look at the bigger picture in the world. Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution. When our pupils leave Kilcornan National School they will be taking all they have learned about our environment and the importance of preserving it with them. Remember that small acts multiplied by millions of people can transform the world!