Green Schools' Style!
Here is a selection of some of the outfits and items made by the pupils for our Green Schools' Day of Action!
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Learn our Green Schools Song!
Let’s Make Our School Beautiful
(Sung to the tune of One Direction – What makes you Beautiful)
We have rubbish,
Don’t know what to do.
Better check what bin to put it into!
We need to learn,
What bin to use
So we can recycle, reduce and reuse
Everyone in Scoil Thomáis can do it,
Everyone can, that means you!
Tin Foil, plastic and paper in the recycle bin,
Fruit and pencil parings go in the compost bin,
Try your best not to fill up the little bin
Let’s make our school beautiful
Green Schools' Day of Action
Scoil Thomáis celebrated its' first ever Green Schools' Day of Action on Thursday, the 25th of April 2013. The "Green Team" of pupils and teachers worked extremely hard in the run up to the big day, organising activities and events for the whole school to enjoy.
Junior and Senior Infants
All week the children worked on the story of King Waste-a-lot and the Mountain of Rubbish. They read the story in class and coloured and collaged their very own King Waste-a-lot. You can read the story on the Eco Schools' Scotland website here. On Thursday morning, the pupils brought their King Waste-a-lots to a small assembly in the school hall. They sang 'Let's Make Our School Beautiful' together and paraded their artwork and green style for everyone to see. Later on, the children put on their coats and brought King Waste-a-lot on a 'Waste Walk' from Castleknock Vale to the Community Gardens. Along the way they spotted lots of rubbish thrown carelessly on the ground instead of in the bin! Well done to all of the boys and girls in Junior and Senior Infants!
Click 'Read More' below to read about all the other green activities on the day!
Read more: Green Schools' Day of Action
Scoil Thomáis goes Green!
Scoil Thomáis has registered with the Green-Schools Initiative. Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. The aim of Green-Schools is to increase students' and participant awareness of environmental issues through classroom studies and to transfer this knowledge into positive environmental action in the school and also in the wider community. Schools that have successfully completed all the elements of the programme are awarded a Green Flag. Over 86% of the schools in Ireland are registered with Green Schools, and Scoil Thomáis is proud to be now part of this group.
Over the next year, the school community will work towards earning our first green flag, which is the flag for Litter and Waste. We will be encouraging our pupils, parents and teachers to be seen to be green at school, at work and at home.
There are seven steps to being awarded a green flag. The steps include conducting an environmental review, drawing up an action plan, engaging in relevant curricular work and informing the wider community.
At the moment we are finalising our Green-Schools committee. Members will include teachers, pupils, Special Needs Assistants and parents. We have a dedicated noticeboard in the Drama room - have a look next time you're visiting the school.
We hope to keep you up to date with the latest Green-Schools news but in the meantime please feel free to click on the links below to find out more.
Our local recycle centre is based in Coolmine.
Here is a list of items you can and cannot recycle in Coolmine Recycling Centre:
You can also recycle the following but at a cost:
- household hazardous waste
- construction materials
- bulky waste
The Recycle More website is full of tips and tricks to help you and your family recycle at home. Visit the website here: http://www.recyclemore.ie/recycle-at-home.
Recycle More also has several useful apps that you can download on your smartphone. Click here to see the apps available. Scoil Thomáis is not responsible for the content of external websites.