A big thanks to Cliona Connelly, our Environmental Awareness Officer for a delivery of Christmas tree mulch for our garden!
The committee and other volunteers worked tirelessly to spread it around the garden and it has made a big difference!
We love that our old Christmas trees were put to good use in a green, sustainable way.
A huge thank you to Fiona Kavanagh from the RSA, who spoke to the classes about road safety today.
Students were very engaged throughout the informative and fun presentations and they learned a great deal about how to best protect themselves on our roads.
Each student received a reflective armband or keyring or jacket to use when out and about-thanks so much, Fiona!
Our committee learned about green manure today with Marianne.
Green manures are fast-growing plants sown to cover bare soil.
Often used in the vegetable garden, their foliage smothers weeds and their roots prevent soil erosion. When dug into the ground while still green, they return valuable nutrients to the soil and improve soil structure.
After growing so many things in our beds, they needed some rejuvenation!
Thanks again to Marianne for her ongoing support.
A big thank you to the committee for all their hard work this term. We have made a great start on our new theme and we are looking forward to continuing this work in 2023!
On behalf of the Green School Committee, we would like to thank everyone in the school community and beyond for their ongoing support.
Wishing you all a very happy, peaceful and green Christmas!
A huge thanks to Lucy Murphy from An Taisce who visited the school today to conduct a walkability audit with the committee.
We looked at the facilities outside of our school and noted features that were beneficial for walkers and also areas that we could improve upon.
Lucy guided the discussion and we gained lots of inspiration for potential future campaigns.
The boys and girls on the committee spoke so articulately and were very knowledgeable about the local area. There's not much that gets by these students!
To top it off, Lucy was kind enough to bring a treat for every member-a reusable water bottle, hi-vis and pencil case and pencil.
We are looking forward to working closely with Lucy in the new year.
Here in Scoil Mhuire, we are delighted to introduce you to our new Green School Committee-and what a committee it is!
Annie, Sarah, Georgia, Tegan, Aoife, Tadgh, Conor, Erin, Caoimhe and Sam are the most dedicated and passionate committee members out there and are already making their mark on the school.
We would like to thank them for their hard work so far and are very excited to see the progress they make on our current theme of Travel and Global Citizenship!
A MASSIVE well done and congratulations to all our pupils, but especially the Green School Committee for their tremendous effort and achievement in obtaining our 8th Green School flag for Global Citizenship and Marine Environment.
Thank you Maxx, Laura, Zachary, John, Ruby Mae, Riagan, Paddy, Callum, Aoife and Arya...we are so proud of you all! To our 6th class committee members, you will be missed very much here but we know you will continue to be fantastic stewards of the environment in your next adventure!
A big thanks to Mr. Cousins and all the staff and parents also for your support. In particular, to Marianne Byrne, for her dedication and passion to the students-we are indebted to you.
A HUGE well done to all that took part in our Ocean Explorer's Program but especially to the Green School Committee for spearheading the project.
After weeks of planning and making, the committee finally got to present our finished project to the school.
The project is called 'What's Thought is Caught' - a play on the phrase 'What's taught is caught' - which is advice that one of our committee members would often hear at home. We loved the idea of using the visual of something being caught as it ties in nicely with our marine theme.
Our project started off with a visit from the program's outreach officer, Eoin McMahon, who helped to coordinate a visit to the beach with senior classes. The purpose of this visit was to gather, sort and classify marine litter and learn about marine life also.
Students brought the litter back to school and we set about creating an aim and plan for our project.
We wanted to create a piece of work that inspired everyone to keep their beaches tidy and create awareness around our interdependency on the marine environment.
Students brainstormed ideas and we decided on creating a dual beach picture-one side clean and tidy (the way it should be!) and the other full of rubbish (everything we had found on the beach). We decided to attach a brain in the centre and work on the slogan. The brain has a net attached and is catching all the litter, preventing it from polluting the other side of the beach.
The idea is that our thoughts are linked to our actions. If we change the way we think, we can achieve anything! Our thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions and actions lead to results! We want the result of our thoughts to be a safer, cleaner and happier marine environment for all!
The Green School Committee would like to challenge you to do a 2 minute beach clean as often as you can! Take a bag and some gloves and a litter picker and set a timer on your phone-you will be surprised on what a difference you can make!
We would love to see some photos from your visits so please send them to our school email or email@example.com and we will include them on the website!