Scoil Chualann pupils aiming for fifth Green Flag

Sixth class pupils at Scoil Chulann with Cáit Ní Dhurcáin of an Choiste Glas, teacher Aisling Nic Ghiollarnáith, principal Carmel Ní Ghairbhín and Mimi Megannety from Bray Tidy Towns.

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Children at Scoil Chualann in Bray are working towards their fifth Green Flag (Coiste Glas).

The children are looking at biodiversity for this flag.the fifth theme of the programme. As with the previous themes, the children are learning that the subjects cross-cut and integrate with each other in many ways. Biodiversity looks at increasing awareness in schools of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats.

The overall aim of the biodiversity theme is for schools to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and for students and staff to come up with ways to help. This can be achieved through improving or preserving the local area whether it is in a school garden, at home, a green space in the city, a local beach, or a river way. Students have the opportunity to play a vital role in promoting and preserving biodiversity both locally and globally. The children at Scoil Chualann have been working with Bray Tidy Towns on learning about their own local biodiversity.

Green Schools is an environmental management and education programme which is student-led, with involvement from the wider community. It is operated and coordinated by An Taisce.

Other themes include litter & waste, energy, water, and travel.