Green School Programme
On Tuesday 25th June 2019 we held our “Raising the Green Schools Flag” event, where Minister Damien English assisted our oldest and youngest pupils in raising our Green Schools Flag for the First time.
Everyone who attended was delighted to hear the children sing “What a Wonderful World” accompanied by three of our pupils and our guest harpist Fiona.
We then had a garden party for the pupils and the adults enjoyed refreshments supplied by our Parents Association.
At the start of the day the children where entertained by Samira of The Party Academy who got them all dancing and in the party mood.
To finish off the day the parents association treated the children and staff to an ice cream, popcorn or slushy from the visiting Ice Cream Man.
We are delighted to announce we received our
First Green-Schools Flag in May 2019.
Our flag was presented to us by Minister Damien English at an event in Gormanstown where our representatives checked out recycling projects, etc.
The Green School Programme has been integrated into our whole school plan and we are currently working towards our Green flag. To receive the Green flag Award we must follow certain criteria and commit our school to action for the environment. The theme is ‘Litter and Waste’ Meath County Council supports us in our endeavours to achieve this environmental award.
In conjunction with our Green Schools Programme we participate in the Meath County Council Pride of Place Initiative This initiative has benefited the whole school community and the school garden is a source of pride and enjoyment for all the school community.
- Scoil Mhuire Naofa is a “litter free zone”
- Children are discouraged from bringing in sugary treats in their lunch boxes, as part of our healthy eating policy.
- As part of our Green School campaign, we discourage the children from bringing food with wrappers, papers etc. on their lunch.
“Any wrappers that come in lunchboxes go home in lunch boxes.
- Children eat their lunch in the class to prevent littering on the yard.
Our Green Schools Committee.