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Green Schools

We began our Greenschool ‘An Taisce’ initiative in 2011. Since then, we have worked towards 4 flags.
  • 1.
    Litter and Waste (2011-2013)
  • 2.
    Energy (2013-2015)
  • 3.
    Water (2015-2017)
  • 4.
    Biodiversity Marine Environment (2017-2019)

Each flag takes 2 years to achieve. We have a dedicated committee, chaired by Ms Brassil since the beginning and have around 25 children and 3 parents on this committee. New members are added each year in October. Those who show a genuine interest in the environment and express this to Ms Brassil get awarded a place on the committee.

In February 2018, our 6th class committee members manned a stall at the Greenschool EXPO in the RDS. We were very proud of this achievement. These students also spoke on Radio Kerry, promoting all things Greenschool. Every year, we take part in clothes collections, and in Spring Cleans.

Our school also has a Fairy Garden, which was started by parent Julie Hanafin is now being organised by our SNA Ann-Marie O’Connor. Volunteers are always appreciated to help in the garden. In April 2019, all classes were supplied with window boxes. The Greenschool committee members are in charge of watering these. Lettuce and tomatoes are being grown in classrooms with a much wider variety in the garden.

New Flag News

We have just received the news that our new Greenschool flag theme will be Travel. We will begin this in September 2019 and work on this theme for 2 years. Start thinking committee on how we can cut back on travel's impact on the environment or on how we might make travel safer for children coming to and from school. Date of first meeting will be Friday 27th September. Time to be confirmed. It may have to be before of after school this year.

St. Brendan’s N.S.
Blennerville
Tralee
Co. Kerry

Principal: Mr. Robbie O’Connell
Telephone: 066 7120207
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