This week is climate Action week. We are all doing our bit to help the environment. We took part in a walking bus from Busypark church to our school. It was a lovely dry morning. The green schools committee then recorded the number of children who walked to school on Wednesday. Room 6 had the most number of children walking to school and they won the golden boot.
Today my class had a visit from Caitríona, the Green Schools person. She told us that we were going on a walk to the Bailey and Bushypark Church. She gave some of us jobs. Tommy and Isabelle were on timing, Cian and Aidan were tallying the vehicles and Sophie, Leah and I were measuring the distance with trundle wheels.
We started at the school gates wearing hi-vis vests and carrying pens and paper. By the time we got the Bailey we covered 580m and it took 8mins 42secs going up and 7mins 19seconds going down. We saw 74 cars, 5 lorries, 3 bikers and 1 digger.
Going down to the church from our school gate was 864m and took 11mins 49 seconds . We saw 52 vans, 17 lorries, 3 buses, 2 walkers, 2 bikers and 320 cars.
On our walk we saw lots of leaves, some of them were the sycamore, the hawthorn, oak, birch, ash and horse chestnut. We also found some holly, ivy, ash keys [ash tree seeds] and butterfly plants.
Some good things we saw along our walk ability trip were a zebra crossing outside our school, a school sign, a footpath and a speed limit sign. Some things we saw that were not too good were that the footpath didn’t continue all the way up to The Bailey, our school sign was slightly covered by a bush and the speeding sign was very small.
It was a really fun day and I’m sure everyone would love to do it again!
By Bridget Egan, 5th Class.
This is our Green Schools Committee. We are renewing our 9th green Flag. The theme is Global Citizenship (Travel). Over the next few weeks we will be checking in on all the classes to ensure that we are separating our rubbish and reducing the amount of plastic we are bringing to school. We will also be checking that lights and switches are turned off at break times. We will also be checking for any water leaks in the school
We are working on our 8th Green Flag. The Theme this year is Global Citizenship Marine Environments.
Our Green Code is
‘Don’t Throw Litter in the Sea it’s Bad for the Fish and Me.’
This year, our Green School Committee Members are:
Mr Carney, Ms NicCumhaill and Brendan, our Caretaker
1st Class: Momo & Nora
2nd Class: Rian & Orla
3rd Class: Mikey & James
4th Class: Hazel & Kane
5th Class: Laura & Conor
6th Class: Yagin & Laura
We are renewing our 7th Green Flag this year. We held our 'Day of Action' on the 3rd of February. We displayed our projects on 'Energy and Global-Citizenship' in the school foyer. Parents, teachers and pupils were invited to come to view our work on display in the foyer. Fiona Coen our environmental office also came to see our 'Day of Action' and to meet with the green schools Committee. Well done to all the classes on their wonderful work.
We are renewing our 7th green flag and the theme we are working on is Globalisation and Energy. In our school we are focusing on reducing energy consumption.
Our Green code is:
Save Energy Today
for a Brighter Tomorrow
By Cathal Monaghan 4th Class
We will hold a Day of Action on the 27th of January 2016 to increase awareness of reducing energy consumption. See the tips below on how to reduce energy consumption.
‘Live Local and think Global’ - what we do in our school and local community effects the whole world.
1. Unplug all electrical equipment