<![CDATA[Cloughduv National School - Green Schools]]>Fri, 24 May 2024 15:36:11 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Update Green School Committee]]>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 16:36:05 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/update-green-school-committee​The Green School have been working on the Travel theme for 2 years now. As we are in our 2nd year, we are applying for the flag. Some of the tasks we did over the years were as follows: promoted more economical travel to school, variety of lessons on travel,  had An Taisce talks on Climate change for Senior classes and safe crossing for Junior classes. We have also applied for zebra crossings to be installed in the village and been granted a cover for our bike shelter. We had a very successful Bike Week last year, thanks to the Parents Association.
We are delighted that our recent survey showed an increase in all sustainable methods of travel to school. Cycling is up by 8%, carpooling by 9.6% and walking by 10%!
We continue to work on maintaining our flags for Litter & Waste, Energy and Water. Ongoing activities include annual upcycling Christmas decoration competition, daily composting and recycling, using spare paper when we can, regularly litter picking and making a bug hotel.
We would like to thank to staff and the school community for their support!
<![CDATA[On the travel journey...]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2023 08:12:44 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/on-the-travel-journeyThe Green School committee  have worked well this year. Led by Ms.O'Riordan, we have done a lot of work on the Travel Theme. We carried out a travel survey and a safety audit. Classes have been learning about various types of travel. We have held competitions throughout the school - colouring competitions, competitions to find a logo and a slogan for the travel theme.
 We celebrated Bike Week in conjunction with the Parent's Association. They organised a Bike to School Event where over 40% of the school cycled to school. We also  partook in the County Council Design a Jersey Competition, having our own in house winners.
Overall, we have made a great start on the Travel Theme.]]>
<![CDATA[New year-new team!]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2022 08:12:30 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/new-year-new-team
We have a new Green School Committee led by Ms.O'Riordan. The team is made of 6 members from 4th and 6th class. They have lots of ideas for us. They will help maintain our previous flags which were for Litter and Waste, Energy and Water. They have restarted composting in school and bin checks They are making a bug hotel for the school. 

They lead the journey towards the next flag which is the Travel Flag. We look forward to hearing from Lillian, Fred, Mary, Ciara, Jaye and Daragh over the new few months. 
<![CDATA[Congratulations Green team!!]]>Thu, 05 May 2022 07:52:53 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/congratulations-green-teamPicture

​​We are delighted to announce that Cloughduv N.S. has been successful in their application for the another Green Flag. 
This flag is awarded for the Water Theme. The committee have led the school in learning about water conservation. They have measured our water usage and learned that we use on average 8.5L of water per person during the school day. 

They held competitions, gave water conservation tips and held a wonderful Action Day. During the Action Day children from the Junior classes participated in water experiments and the Senior classes partook in a quiz. We also did a Walk for Water as a whole school. All classes undertook various lessons on water.
Our motto is ' Be top of Your Class, Turn off the Tap'
We have continued to maintain our previous themes - Litter and Waste as well as Energy. Next, we will aim to learn about Travel.

<![CDATA[Update from Green School Team]]>Wed, 15 Dec 2021 18:13:48 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/update-from-green-school-teamThe Green School Committee have worked tremendously this term. They have rejuvenated environmental awareness in the school. Videos were made to teach the classes what items to put in each bin. They have regularly carried out bin checks in every classroom with rewards  given for doing well. They held an upcycling Christmas decoration competition. There were many wonderful entries with 1 winner from each class.

As part of the Green School, we are also partaking in a project called Plastic Free for kids. Our aim is to reduce the single use plastic in our schools. How? There are 2 targets:
1. By using reusable water bottles -  as many already do. 
2. We also want to stop using single use plastic and tin foil in lunches. We want to encourage the use of lunch boxes alone or reusable wrappers. All support is needed for this 
More information can be found through this link.
 https://changebydegrees.com/community/plastic-free-4-kids ]]>
<![CDATA[New Green Schools Team]]>Wed, 10 Nov 2021 16:42:36 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/new-green-schools-teamThis year our Green Schools' team is led by Ms. O’Riordan. The Committee is made up of children from 5th and 6th. They meet regularly to put ideas and projects in place about how we can maintain our flags for Litter and Waste and Energy. They also are leading us towards attaining a Water Flag. We look forward to hearing from Aine, Matt, Aoife and Jack over the new few months. 
<![CDATA[Current Green Schools Project]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:35:52 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/current-green-schools-projectThis year our Green Schools' team is led by Ms. Barry. They meet regularly to put ideas and projects into place about how we can achieve our next flag-water.
At our monthly assemblies, the children give a brief overview about what they are doing & do a  quick environmental quiz with the children. Recently prizes were awarded for Water conservation posters. 
<![CDATA[Green Flag Presentation Ceremony]]>Wed, 15 May 2019 11:18:46 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/green-flag-presentation-ceremony​On Monday 13th May, Mrs. Landers and three members of the Green School Committee – Chelsey, Grace and Rachel attended the Green Flag presentation ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island. They were presented with our second Green Flag which was for Energy Conservation. Our school has been working on this area for almost two years, having commenced in September 2017.
Well done to all the members of the school community for their work in this area and particularly to Mrs. Landers and the Green School Committee for steering all the hard work.
<![CDATA[Green Flag Success!]]>Wed, 15 May 2019 10:32:23 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/green-flag-success​On the day of the Easter holidays, we received the great news that our application for our second green flag award was successful!
Congratulations to every single student and staff member who contributed to this success over the past two years.
The award ceremony for all Cork schools is taking place on Monday 13th May, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island.  Unfortunately, due to the number of schools attending, only three committee members can accompany Mrs. Landers to the presentation.
However, we plan to have a Green School Event in June when we will raise our flag and we will all get an opportunity to celebrate our success together.
<![CDATA[Our Green Code]]>Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:38:17 GMThttp://cloughduvns.ie/green-schools/our-green-code]]>