Green Flag

Green Flag

Green-Schools is the leading environmental management and award programme in Ireland, working with primary and secondary schools across the country.

What is the Green-Schools Initiative?

The aim of the Green-Schools initiative is to promote long-term whole school action for the environment. It is a student-led programme with involvement from staff and the wider community. The programme is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Unit of An Taisce (FEE member of Ireland).

Within St.Margaret’s N.S we established our own Green School committee at the start of the year. The committee is made up of one pupil from each class in the school and they meet regularly with Ms. Dunne and Ms. Keegan to discuss their plans and initiatives for the school year. The members keep all classes up to date on Green School news and events and they have various leadership roles and duties. They monitor classrooms at break times to ensure that all lights and projectors are off and we are saving energy. The committee members also visit each classroom regularly to remind everyone what goes into each waste bin and what we can and cannot recycle. Our school has a Green School notice board which is updated and monitored regularly.

St. Margaret’s N.S. Green School Slogan

This year we are focusing on the theme of Global Citizenship – Energy which is the seventh theme in the Green-Schools Programme. This theme takes a closer look at energy and climate issues worldwide. At the start of the year, the Green school committee ran a competition within the school to see who could come up with a school slogan appropriate for this year’s theme. Cara Hand in 5th Class was the overall winner who came up with the clever slogan “If us humans want to stay, we need to find a better way!”

Climate Action Week 2020

Climate Action Week 2020

The Green team in St Margaret’s have been very busy this year.  Just before the midterm break we celebrated Climate Action Week.  The week was filled with fun activities. We learned a lot about how and why our climate is changing, the effects of climate change on our planet and how we can and must take action to stop it. 

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We had a wonderful last day of school before the Halloween mid-term break. Like every year, the children donned fancy dress costumes to school. However, this year, as part of our Green Schools Initiative, we held a competition where any child who designed their own...

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Picker Pals

Picker Pals

In February we had a visit from Patrick Jackson.  Patrick together with Fingal County Council has set up the Picker Pals Programme. We’re delighted to be chosen to take part.  The programme is aimed at inspiring young people to pick up litter and to take care of their...

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S.E.A.I Workshops

S.E.A.I Workshops

Thanks to Claire McDonald from The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who visited our school in February. Every class in the school had the opportunity to participate in a sustainable energy workshop with Claire. During these workshops the children learnt...

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Human Rights Week 2020

Human Rights Week 2020

For Human Rights Week we have been talking about the United Nations' ‘Global Goals’. The main aims of the 'Global Goals' are to eliminate poverty, flight inequality and injustice and tackle climate change by 2030. We all have a part to play in bringing about these...

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Green School – Climate Action Week 2019

Green School – Climate Action Week 2019

Climate Action Week provided the perfect opportunity to start a new planting project in our school. Every child in the school planted a bulb in our new planters which are made of old recycled tyres. On Friday 18th October we had a Zero Power Hour where our school gave...

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St.Margarets Green Flag

St.Margarets Green Flag

his year we are focusing on the theme of Global Citizenship – Energy which is the seventh theme in the Green-Schools Programme. This theme takes a closer look at energy and climate issues worldwide.

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