Scoil Glas - S.N. Baile Clár na Gaillimhe
What is the Green Schools Programme?
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.
S.N. Baile Clár na Gaillimhe is a Green School and has participated in the Green Schools Programme for a number of years.
For the past two years, the school has been working towards its Sixth Green Flag on the theme Global Citizensip: Litter and Waste.
In previous themes, the children have explored issues such as Litter, Energy, Water, Travel and Biodiversity.
This theme has enabled us to discover how our work on the Green-Schools programme has positively influenced people and their environments worldwide.
The Green-Schools programme is based on Seven Steps.
Here is some information on the Seven Steps and the work we have done on our Green Schools Programme in the school year 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
Green School Committee
Our Green School Committee changes from year to year. In September of each year, the Green School Co-Ordinator Ms. Walsh comes around to the classes and talks about the Green School Programme. Children are given an opportunity to come to a meeting about the Green School and at the first meeting a committee is established. These children have a very important role to play in our school and have lots of work to do. They attend meetings and act as 'Green Links' bringing information back to their classes and promoting the Green School ethos and messages throughout the school.