The School has been awarded ‘Green Flags’ for its strong policy on recycling and becoming energy efficient. The children clean up ‘Flaggy Shore’ every year. The school was awarded the fourth green flag for ‘transportation’ in May 2014.
The school was also awarded its fifth green flag for ‘bio-diversity around the school’.
This year the school is working towards its 6th green flag for Global Citizenship. This makes us aware that other people are not as lucky as we are. In November 2016 a representative from Medecins Sans Frontiers visited the school and told us about life in refugee camps in Greece.
Bio-diversity studies of our school area
Being aware of the importance of bio- diversity the children are making a butterfly garden. In Summer 2015 they built a Bug Hotel with recycled wooden pallets and other materials to provide a home for a range of insects. They also helped to make a willow dome in the school garden and are waiting patiently for it to take shape! They have had a speaker from the Heritage Department to speak to them about bird life in the school environment.
Aillwee Cave speaker brings Lewis the Peregrine Falcon on a visit to the school from Aillwee’s Bird of Prey Centre.