St. Brendan's Community School

Green School

Green School

Scoil ghlan, Scoil fholláin

Let’s go green and keep our school nice and clean

The Green-Schools Committee of 2019/2020 consists of 24 of our TY students. Our aim is to raise awareness of environmental issues concerning our school and the greater community.

First Year students entered a Poster Competition based on the theme of ‘Litter and Waste’. TY students set up the Green-Schools Notice Board as well as carrying out many ‘Litter Picks’ throughout the year. A battery collection occurred in January and all students who donated batteries for recycling were entered into a draw to win a One4All voucher.

There was a collection of old and unused IT equipment. Collected equipment was donated to CAMARA Education. CAMARA Education refurbishes old IT equipment and students in disadvantaged areas throughout the world benefit from their donations.

Last year, three Transition Year students; Alex Brady, Megan Hough and Eve Murray reached the final showcase of the Young Environmentalist Awards. The final was held in Dublin’s Convention Centre on May 23rd, 2019. ‘A Vegetarian World’ was the title of their project. This project highlighted Irish people’s changing perceptions of vegetarians and the positive environmental impact that consuming less meat has on our planet.

This April our Transition Year students will participate in An Taisce’s National Spring Clean – Ireland’s most popular, well recognised and successful anti-litter initiative.

The Green-Schools committee continue with their good work. Students are always encouraged to dispose of their waste in a responsible and sustainable manner to help maintain a clean school environment.

We believe in the motto Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Oct 06
Parent Tutor Day
Nov 10
6th Year Parent Teacher meeting
Nov 15
3rd Year Parent Teacher meeting
Nov 23
School Musical
Well done to Claire Kennedy, 5th Year who continues to excel in the field of athletics. Claire came first in discus, at the National Athletics Championships, yesterday
Best wishes to our seven students on the Offaly Minor panel contesting Sunday's All-Ireland final. We are tremendously proud of your achievements and ambassadorship of our school.
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