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Green Schools

To date, Faha NS have achieved several Green School flags including Litter & Waste, Energy, Water, Travel and Biodiversity. We have recently been awarded our 6th Green Flag which is Global Citizenship Litter & Waste.

We are continuously working on the previous Green Flags we have been awarded.

Litter & Waste: Our commitee members regularly conduct litter and waste inspections in their classrooms ensuring the correct items are in each bin.

Energy: We are working extremely hard to conserve the amount of energy we use in our school. We are committed to only turning on the lights if necessary and always turning them off when leaving our rooms.

Water: we are in the process of replacing our current water butt wuth a newer and larger one which will be used to water our raised beds during the summer months. Also, while washing our hands we always turn off the tap until we are ready to rinse off the soap.

Travel: last year we had a brand new bike rack installed. Pupils are encouraged to walk or cycle safely to school.

Biodiversity: we have 8 vegetable/ flower beds at the back of the school. Each class has been given a space to plant flowers/ vegetables of their choice. There is also a wild patch out the back which we will observe throughout the seasons to observe the changes which occur to the patch. There is a bird feeder which we regularly stock up with seeds.

Global Citizenship Litter & Waste: We are promoting global citizenship by valuing diversity & also valuing the earth as very precious & as a resource upon which we need to care greatly for. We are committed to reducing, reusing & recycling. We have made many curricular links to Global Citizenship in subjects such as Geography, SPHE, Art and Literacy. We have researched Sustainable Development goals & identified ways in which we can help to achieve these goals. Our Green School team is asking everyone to commit to keeping our local area litter & waste free as well as working hard to ensure we are all being mindful & valuing the earth around us in taking care of the wonderful resources on which we heavily rely.