Almost 2 years ago we commenced our journey to apply for the Global Citizenship - Litter and Waste Green Flag. We've done a lot since then and will be posting photos of some of the events that took place along the way shortly. But at the start of the process we carried out surveys in our school. Oskar in 6th Class has shown the results on a graph - in preparation for our new graphs when we complete the surveys again to show the increase in knowledge and the practical improvements that have taken place in our school.
St. Michael's, and our partner school, The Holy Trinity, were among the first schools in the county to be awarded The Transport Maintenance Pennant today. This is a Green Schools initiative run in conjunction with An Taisce and The National Roads Authority. We were awarded the pennant to acknowledge a 22% increase in the number of boys walking to school. This increase would not have been possible without the dedication of the students and parents who still continue to use the Walking Bus from Ballybane Church every morning (weather permitting)! To acknowledge the incredible efforts of the students and parents a reception was held in The G Hotel today where Dylan and Alex accepted St. Michael's Travel Pennant and Award Certificate and all enjoyed scones, croissants and hot chocolates!!! We have no doubt that the Walking Bus will continue to be a huge success. We've also begun our Golden Boot Award again....hopefully we can increase the number of boys walking to school even more!
St. Michael's was one of 3 schools to be awarded the first Green Flag in Ireland. We, the Green Schools Committee, are continuing this tradition and have just been awarded our 8th Green Flag. This one related to Biodiversity.