Scoil Chonglais Post Primary School

Green Schools

Green Schools

Motto: The world needs a solution to Global Pollution

The Green Flag initiative is a Europe-based programme designed to encourage students and staff to take action to make their schools more environmentally aware. It operates under FEEE in conjunction with An Taisce and operates broadly in the same way as the Blue Flag programme for beaches.

Schools work on a particular theme for 2 years after which they undergo an assessment to decide whether or not they have reached flag standard.

The programme is run by the school’s Green Committee which consists of 2 students who have been democratically elected from each year group. 1st year representatives are elected in early October. The Committee meets regularly to organise events to highlight the chosen theme. They also attend workshops organised by various environmental agencies.

Scoil Chonglais has been involved in the programme since 2000. We were the second secondary school in Co. Wicklow and the third in the country to be awarded the prestigious flag.

To date we have achieved 9 Green Flags under the categories of Water, Water, Energy, Climate Change, Transport, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship Litter and Waste and Global Citizenship Energy. As well as this we were awarded the prestigious award of Eastern Midlands Regional winners for the Green Schools efforts.

At present we are working on the theme of Global Citizenship – Marine Environment and hope to be awarded a 10th green flag in the next two years.

As a result of our involvement in the Green Schools Programme all paper, plastic cans are now recycled in the school and the amount of waste going to landfill has been significantly reduced. A number of areas in the school have been planted and are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly as well.

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3rd YEAR GAELTACHT TRIP, OCT 2nd / 3rd / 4th 2023
Scoil Chonglais Post Primary School,
Co. Wicklow

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