Kilglass Green Schools Committee
Kilglass National School prides itself on being a green school. We have been involved in the Green Schools programme for the last seven years. Our school received its first green flag for reducing litter and waste in our school in May 2015, we earned our green flag for energy in 2017 and we have been awarded our third green flag for water this May 2020.
Our Green Schools Committee this year consisted of our Green Schools Coordinator – Mrs Braithwaite, Chairman – Ryan, Secretary – Chloe, Aine, Niamh, Jessica, Daragh and Dennis (6thClass); Naomi, Leona, Helena, Olivia and Róise (5th Class); Abigail, Alanna, Lynn, Kaci , Amy, Savannah, Ryan, Jack, Adam, Mausey and Jayden (4thClass).
Our Committee consists of a group of very enthusiastic students from the Senior room who care for the environment by ensuring that we do not litter and that we take care to reduce, re-use and recycle as much as possible. Every classroom has a separate bin for landfill, recycling and composting. Our compost is used in our Polytunnel. We arrange an annual collection of clothes for recycling. We collect cardboard packaging for use in our Junk Art station in the Junior room. We also conserve energy by ensuring that lights are switched off, devices are plugged out and not left on standby and making sure that doors are kept closed.
Our School’s Green Code is:
When it’s bright – turn off the light!
Don’t be a sap – turn off the tap!
Reduce, re-use, recycle every single day.
Then switch it off and plug it out before going out to play!