Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational School

Green Council

Green Council

The Green Council is made up with representatives from classes 2nd to 6th (one girl and one boy where possible).

We are focusing on Global Citizenship – Litter & Waste which is the sixth theme of the Green-Schools Programme.

In the green council our job is to do the following:

  • Raise awareness on how looking after our environment help people all over the world.
  • We encourage children to bring their rubbish home, so we can reduce the waste in our school
  • Promoting and facilitating ‘Active Citizenship’
  • Integrating the Global Citizenship Litter & Waste ethos into your wider Green-Schools programme – we do this by keeping our local environment clean and tidy.
  • We have spring clean days in our school

The green council has earned the school 5 Green Flags from An Taisce.

We [us in the green council] never use good paper we always use scrap paper! The school also has compost bins in every class. We are always telling people not to put plastic and papers in because it’s not an ordinary bin.

The Green Council which is currently managed by Cathal meet every second or third week during big break. They have done tremendous work in the school, not only have they succeeded in getting us 5 Green Flags from An Taisce but they are continuously striving to keep the green spirit alive in the school. Some of their achievements include:

  • Turn It Off! Campaign = we check that everything is turned off in all the classrooms when the children are gone home
  • Composting in every class and in the staff room
  • Paper recycling throughout the school
  • Art made from recycled rubbish
  • Door draught excluders
  • Monitoring the heating
  • Collecting used stamps
  • Collecting and recycling used ink cartridges
  • "No car days" days
  • Monitoring the use of water
  • General attention to detail around the school
  • Collecting wasted batteries and sending them to WEE Ireland
  • We ask everyone to bring home their rubbish to reduce the cost to the school
  • Cut down on plastics as they can damage the sealife

We also promote Bow Wow Scooty day every Wednesday

We encourage children to travel to school by scooter, Bike, Bus or Foot.

If children have to drive, we try to encourage them to park far away and walk a bit to school.

We also give out a green flag every week and the school assembly – the green flag is for the class that makes the biggest effort to keep their room tidy and everything is turned off.

Events
Dec
19 2018
Winter Concert
Dec
22 2018
School Closed
Jan
07 2019
School Reopens
Contact
Griffith Barracks Multi-Denominational School,
The Old Guardhouse,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8
Ireland
D08 KVY4

01 4547278


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