Second Class used their knowledge of data this morning to record how
We have started work on our next Green Flag. This year we will be trying to win a flag for Travel and Transport.
We have set up a new Green Team and we went out together on a walkability audit with Sandra Pokrant from An Táisce.
We are trying to establish a safe walking route to school where people might carpool and then Park n’ Stride from Bayside Shopping Centre. As the name suggest this would mean parking your car at the shopping centre and then walking to school from there. This would hopefully mean less traffic around the school in the mornings and afternoons.
On our walk we discovered lots of interesting things
We are very lucky to have a safe pathway from the shops to the school. There is plenty of room for people and buggys to walk along. On our walk we heard the birds singing and saw some lovely trees and plants.
We think that it would be really super if some families that travel to school by car might consider having a go at “Park n’ Stride” from Bayside shopping centre, especially coming into the lovely summer weather
The Green Team
Our class was really lucky, we were chosen to take charge of the Green School Action Day. We were asked to demonstrate water based experiments to the other second and first classes. We demonstrated how to make a lava lamp, we looked at what colours make black ink, we made quick sand and lots of other great experiments.
We have been very busy on the Green team collecting plastic bottles and information for our flag. The reason we have being collecting the bottles is so we can put them into our toilet cisterns and save water everytime we flush. First we counted up how many toilets we have in the school, would you believe we have 35 toilets all together. Next we filled up all the bottles with sand and then put the lid back on them nice and tight. We then put the bottles into all the toilet cisterns (the back bit of the toilet) and this took up 1 litre space in each one. So everytime we flush the toilet we save 1 litre of water. If each of our toilets gets flushed 10 times a day we can save 350 litres of water.
Then we put all the bottles inside the toilet cisterns.
You could try this at home and save water!
As we mentioned before we are currently working on getting the Green Schools water flag for our school. In order for us to win this flag we must try to conserve water and cut down on our usage and wasting of water.
Here are some ways that you can help us to win the flag by conserving water in your home:
Don’t forget to fill in the newsletter and keep bringing in those plastic bottles.
Thank you for your help,
The Green Team
Welcome to our Green-Schools blog.
This year we are trying to win the water flag. We will be implementing lots of different ways of conserving and saving water in our school and in our homes.
We have already started work on the flag. We have put together a new “Green Team” which consists of a pupil from each of the first and second classes. We have also been busy taking water meter readings with Mr. Phillips everyday and keeping check of how many times we flush the toilet in school.
We will keep you posted on our progress and our action plan as we go.
For now here are some of our top tips for saving water, so lets get started:
The Green Team
We are working towards our third Green Flag. Our theme is Water.