St Kilian’s students working hard towards a green planet
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.