We have received our third Green Flag! Well done to all who worked towards this, especially our Green School committee 2017/2018, pupils, parents' representatives Fiona and Eliza, Laura, our caretaker Danny and Green School co-ordinator Ms. Murphy. We have worked hard to retain our other two flags too.
On Tuesday, 6th February, local county Wicklow Environmental Officer Jim Callery visited St. Patrick's N.S. to give a talk to 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils on Wicklow and its water supply. The pupils were taught about the water cycle, conserving water, water shortages and the water treatment plant. Wicklow County Council estimated that 179.25 metres cubed of water per hour is taken from the Vartry to supply Wicklow Town!
Many thanks to Jim Callery for such an interesting and engaging presentation.
Tuesday 20th Feb saw a bright, sunny, dry day and our dedicated Green Committee members set out for Wicklow Harbour to conduct a beach clean. Wicklow Tidy Towns Chairman, Andrew Lawless addressed the group on arrival and gave a talk on the types of rubbish commonly found and presented some alternative biodegradable options such as bags made from potatoes! Mr Lawless encouraged the children to look at the types of packaging they recycle across a week at home to see if they could potentially reduce it. Mr Lawless thanked the children for their efforts and was heartened by their enthusiasm for a cleaner environment. Wicklow County Council Officer Jim Callery kitted our committee members out with gloves, aprons, bags and litter pickers. On return to school the students, sorted and assessed the litter found and will compile graphs based on the data collected in the coming weeks. Well done to all our committee members! Remember “At home or at school save water, it’s cool