Day of Action
On the 26th April, we had our Green Schools Day of Action
which coincided with the An Taisce’s National Spring Clean week. We began in the morning with a clean-up of the school and local area including the church grounds and the village green. The litter was sorted into recyclable and non-recyclable materials.
We created imaginative pieces of art reusing recyclable materials such as newspaper, cardboard and plastic. We also did science experiments using recyclable materials.
Our guest speaker from Cork County Council, Colette Creedon visited the school to give a workshop on litter and waste management and energy efficiency for the senior classes. Meanwhile, the children in junior classes enjoyed stories about ‘Litterbug Doug’ and ‘Michael Recycle’ and made posters of their own recycling superheroes.
It was a great day which taught us that we are all responsible for our local environment and ensuring that it is kept litter free and looking its best.
We would like to thank everybody who helped to make this such a successful day
In preparation for our Green Schools Day of Action, we designed posters
advertising our Spring Clean to display around the school and local area.
We also drew a map of the local area and designated areas to be
cleaned to each class group (i.e. infants- front of school; first and second
class- green area at back of the school; third and fourth class- church
grounds and car park; fifth and sixth class- the village green and
surrounding area). We created a display advertising our Day of Action in
the Parish Hall on the day of the fundraising walk for our school on the
weekend before the clean up. We surveyed members of the local
community and shared tips for recycling. We invited the Parents’
Association committee to take part in the Spring Clean.
Here are some of the posters we designed: