The pupils and staff at St.Enda’s are currently working on the seventh Green Schools theme – ‘Global Citizenship: Energy’. This theme gives schools the chance to revise Energy and look at issues surrounding energy use globally.
Our student committee consists of pupils from 3rd to 6th Class. They are Jamie, Roisín, Nutsa, Lucy, Esmai, Leah, Aoibheann, Jakub and Siobhan.
We also have class monitors in each room to keep watch on our litter management, making sure the lights and whiteboard monitors are knocked off when not in use, watching out for taps running in the classroom and the bathrooms etc
The committee meet regularly to discuss ideas to help conserve energy in the school but also revisit other areas such as water, litter and biodiversity. And a cup of tea and a biscuit is always nice at the end of a productive meeting!
Ms. Carkill’s class are really enjoying being ‘Picker Pal’s’. Picker Pals is a programme that operates around the very simple idea that the children take turns to bring a Picker Pack (containing all you need for a litter-picking adventure) home to their families and they go litter-picking in their local area. The programme is free and all the materials were kindly supplied to the school.
Ms. Carkill has set up a rota so that everyone in the class gets to bring the Picker Pack home for two nights and get their family involved in the important job of keeping our local area clean and litter free.
On Tuesday the 18th of April, we were delighted to have Aine from An Taisce visit us and facilitate three fantastic energy workshops.
Ms. Colfer’s class met Guzzler, the puppet who loves to waste energy. The class learnt, through a series of games and activities, where our energy comes from, why we need to save energy and how we save energy.
Ms. Carkill’s and Ms. Canavan’s classes enjoyed a great hands-on workshop where they explored the topic of energy. They carried out energy experiments, played the energy game, and had great fun while learning.
The workshop covered the following topics in an engaging and practical way.
· The principals of energy
- The current global problems and what we can do to help
- The science of energy and climate change
Many thanks to Aine, we had a fabulous day of learning and fun.
Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2024
from the Green Schools Team