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Green Schools

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.

Unlike a once-off project, it is a long-term programme that introduces participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the concept of an environmental management system.

Here in St Aidan’s we have won 3 Green Flags to date.

You can see some of our Green Schools work in the Gallery.

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Getting our third green Flag

Alot of work has been done again this year with our school garden project. After Easter pupils in Senior Infants, Second and Sixth Classes sowed a variety of seeds in pots and trays. We were amazed at how fast these plants grew! Some of the 6th ...

Well done to all the boys and girls from St. Aidan’s on receiving their fourth Green Flag. Fantastic achievement!! On Thursday 11th May two representatives from the Green-Schools Committee, along with Mrs. Cunnane, Mrs. Commons and Mrs. ...

In support of Operation Transformation Kiltimagh 2017 and linking in with our Green Schools Travel Theme and Active School Maintenance programme all classes went on a walk around Kiltimagh on Friday. Junior, Middle and Senior classes’ ...

The Big Travel Challenge Our School will be taking part in The Big Travel Challenge. This is a nationwide competition running from the 6th – 17th February. During this time we will continue to record how we travel to school. We are looking to ...

We are working towards our fourth Green-Schools flag for Travel. What better way to get moving than with a Christmas walk to school. The cold winter’s morning did not dampen the pupils’ enthusiasm as many mini Santas made their way to ...

Lukasz, the Greens Schools Travel Officer came to our school.  .  He carried out a workshop with 2nd and 3rd Classes on ‘A Journey to School’ and a workshop with 4th and 5th Class on ‘Climate Change’. After lunch he met with the Green ...

The Green Schools Committee had a meeting today with the Green Schools Travel Officer, Laura Dixon. While here, she visited classes from 3rd – 6th and worked on various activities. Third class were doing great dance moves about being ...

The New Green Schools Committee has recently been set up with two representives from each class. They met briefly last week and discussed some of the ways they will be working towards better litter and waste management in our School. They are a ...