The Green School committee is working really hard toward getting our first green flag for the school. The students involved represent every class. They ensure that every class, the offices, canteen and staff room are equipped with re-cycle bins. They inspect the rooms each week to ensure that everyone in re- cycling. A red flag is posted on the door if any class is not doing their best, a green flag if they are. If you walk around the school you will be sure to see lots of green flags!
The Green School committee also keeps our school looking tidy. We have clean up days and we have cleared litter from the play ground, car park area and from around the skips.
The Committee recently ran a green school action day in the form of an old clothes drive. We collected 337 kilograms of old clothes and linens! The bags of materials were collected by a company called Lenrec. The action day served three purposes; we diverted 337 kilograms of waste from landfill, Lenrec will send the clothes to India to help charities and we will get a cheque from them for about €180 which will help us at school.
The Green School Committee also keeps track of how much waste we are producing. Recently our production of rubbish has increased rather than decreased! In order to help reduce how much we are throwing away, we have recently started sending lunch waste home.
Thank you so much for your help with this!
(to The Wheels on the Bus)
Our classrooms are all clean and green, clean and green, clean and green,
Our classrooms are all clean and green, in Raheny School
We put our rubbish in the bin, in the bin, in the bin
We put our rubbish in the bin, in Raheny School
We wash out the tubs and recycle them, recycle them, recycle them
We wash out our tubs and recycle them, in Raheny School.
We turn off the lights and save energy, save energy, save energy,
We turn off the lights and save energy, in Raheny School
Hannah May, Annabel Doherty, Laura Byrne, Amy Deaton, Mikey Moran, Dylan Ward, Damien Ho, Alwaro Dolinski, Isaac Findley, Reece Singleton, Max Crowe, Eoin McKenna, Chris O’Loughlin, James Ward, Niamh Hyland, Matthew Sherlock, Aaron Whelan, Sean O’Meara, Blaine McAuley, Paul McManus, Sophie Farrell Fee
On April 24, all of our students participated in the National Spring Clean. Some children tidied litter from around the school grounds. In co-operation with the Raheny tidy village group, many of the students cleared litter from various areas of our local community. The Green School committee has plans to continue to work with the Raheny Tidy Village group in the coming year so watch this space for more news!
The children had great fun using the litter pickers. More pupils went to the local community and cleaned up the area by Kennedy's cafe as part of our contribution to keeping Raheny clean and tidy. We have made strong links with the Raheny Business Association. It is great to be part of the Raheny community again, after our long absence while in 'Kish House'.