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Green School's Journal.

March 2021

Scoot to School Week

March 22nd - 26th is Scoot to School Week. We are encouraging the students in KPS to scoot, walk or cycle to school. It's great to see so many students choosing green ways to travel and following road safety rules.



World Water Day

March 22nd was World Water Day. We thought about the importance of water in our lives and we learned about people who have to travel miles to collect water for drinking, washing and cooking. Did you know that almost 1 billion people live without clean drinking water? This fact led us to consider ways in which we can conserve water in our homes and at school.


Created using bottle caps collected by the students in 2020.




February 2021

Green Schools have launched a new initiative called WOWs for Wellness. We are encouraging students and staff to get out for a walk on Wednesday. Fresh air and exercise are good for our minds and our bodies and walking each week helps to create better travel habits.


December 2020

Well done to Chloe in 4th Class who won this year's Green Schools recyclable Christmas decoration competition. She created a beautiful Christmas tree from recyclable materials.


November 2020

We are currently working on our ninth green flag. Our theme is Global Citizenship Travel. We have been learning about sustainable cities and green ways to travel. You can listen to the latest episode of our podcast by clicking the following link: GS Podcast Episode 3




Our Green Schools committee were tuning into the Green Schools Travel Conference.

September 2020

A quick trip to Bray Recycling Centre to recycle all of these batteries.


June 2020

Congratulations KPS. We have been awarded our eighth green flag for all of our work on the theme Global Citizenship: Marine Environment.


March 2020

Take a look at our Marine Environment artwork.






February 2020:

Listen to the second episode of our podcast.

GS Podcast Episode 2

November 2019:

Listen to our first ever podcast.

GS Podcast Episode 1

October 2019:

Wednesday October 16th 2019 - Beach clean x 3

We could not have asked for a sunnier day to do our beach clean.

Ms. Philbin's 6th Class, accompanied by all members of the Green Schools committee, Sue and Ms. Cronin, left the school at 9.30am and walked the 'pure mile' route to the beach, armed with litter pickers and gloves. On arrival at the beach, half of our group went north and the other half went south, spreading out like forensic crime scene investigators, picking up every trace of litter in sight.


Ms. Beirne's 6th Class left St. Anthony's building at 11:20 am, to fulfill their commitment to the beach clean challenge. We took the 'pure mile' route noting some discarded cans and litter that we planned to collect on our return route to school after the beach clean. On arrival at the beach, we were amazed at what little litter there was for us to collect.


Nevertheless, we kept looking and enjoyed the amazing day with the sunshine warm on our backs.

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Ms. Killilea's 6th Class were armed with litter pickers and ready to pick up the gauntlet, but when we heard how clean the beach was, we decided to walk the 'pure mile' purely to enjoy our locale and marvel in our marine environment. We left at 1.40pm.

With zen-like concentration we built and balanced many stones on the beach. It was very relaxing.



We are proud to have done our bit on such a beautiful sunny October day. Green schools abú.

WOW days:

The pupils in both buildings have been participating in Walk on Wednesday over the past few weeks. Take a look at these results from Wednesday 2nd October.


Keeping on top of our school environment:

3rd Class have been busy picking up litter at break time. The school environment is generally very clean but we have noticed litter blowing in from the main road and getting caught in the hedges. Well done to 3rd Class on all of their hard work.


Beach clean:

We will be doing a beach clean on Wednesday October 16th with all the pupils in our three 6th classes and all members of our Green School's committee. We have our gloves and litter pickers at the ready although we understand that Kilcoole Tidy Towns regularly litter pick the beach and that there may not be much work for us to do. Nevertheless, it is great to see the enthusiasm for this project.

Our current Green Schools challenge:

We are working towards the school’s eighth flag – Global Citizenship: Marine Environment. This theme focuses on the importance of looking after our marine environment and the changes we can make in order to have a positive global effect on the marine environment. We held an Action Day today, Tuesday 9th April 2019. Our school hall was transformed into a marine environment. Jelly fish were created out of plastic bags and other marine life was created using plastic waste from our school. The aim of this Action Day was to inform the school about marine life and to create awareness about marine litter. We used this day as an opportunity to have a ‘Single-Use Plastic Free Day’ in school. All students made a conscious effort to choose sustainable ways of bringing their lunch to school. Thank you to all who made our Action Day a great success!

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