St Kil­ian’s stu­dents work­ing hard to­wards a green planet

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

ST Kil­ian’s cel­e­brated the en­vi­ron­ment last year with a num­ber of events as part of their green schools pro­gramme.

This month they re­ceived their first green flag un­der the theme of lit­ter and waste. Last Wed­nes­day, the 5th years took part in a lo­cal clean-up of Bal­ly­waltrim, pay­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the chil­dren’s play­ground and the foot­ball pitches.

‘ The stu­dents had a bril­liant day and found it ex­tremely re­ward­ing as they could give some­thing back to their lo­cal com­mu­nity,’ said Green Schools co­or­di­na­tor Daire Dono­hoe. ‘It re­ally opened their eyes to see that when a small group of peo­ple come to­gether they can make a huge dif­fer­ence.’

A group of 45 4th year stu­dents and three teach­ers, Mrs Dodd, Mr Dug­gan and Mr Dono­hoe walked to Bray beach on Wed­nes­day to carry out a beach clean-up.

Again, the stu­dents had fan­tas­tic day along the beach and even got a lit­tle ice cream for their ef­forts.

The Green Schools Com­mit­tee also held an in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing day last Tues­day for all classes.

The event took place in the can­teen and all stu­dents re­ally en­joyed the day. Stu­dents were shown some an­i­ma­tion pieces about ma­rine waste and played games all made from re­cy­cled ma­te­rial.

There was an art com­pe­ti­tion on the theme of lit­ter and waste and all stu­dents got to vote on their favourite piece of work.

St Kil­ian’s Junk Kou­ture de­signs, cre­ated by Ms Mur­ray’s 4th year group were also dis­played. The com­mit­tee worked very hard on this event and were de­lighted by the re­ac­tion from stu­dents and teach­ers in the school.

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