Clonroche National School began is Green Flag journey in 2008. Since then we have achieved three Green Flags for Waste and Litter, Energy and Water. We will begin work on the next flag, Transport and Travel, in the 2020- 2021 school year.
In Clonroche National School we place a huge emphasis on sustainability and this is at the core of what we try to achieve by taking part in the Green Flag programme. The children learn lifelong skills for sustainable living. You can read about our Green School journey and progress in each of the attached reports.
3rd Green Flag 2020 - Water
We submitted our application in March and received word in early May that we have been successful in achieving it. Well done to all classes, teachers and other staff members for their participation and in particular the children on the Green School Committee in 5th and 6th class. We couldn’t have achieved this without everyone working together.
As part of our Green Flag for Water the children in the senior end along with Ms. Flood wrote a Green Code to remind us all to save water! We recorded it on the Thursday before the school closed in March!
2nd Green Flag 2014 - Energy
It was a proud day for all of us when we were awarded our second green flag –
On Wednesday, 21st May 2014 our Green School Co-
A big thank you to everyone for working so hard and a special word of thanks to Mrs. Goff for overseeing the whole project and being so industrious.
1st Green Flag 2010
On 25th March, 2010 the school celebrated the awarding of its first green flag. Our teacher, Mrs. Jean Goff, spearheaded the campaign that led to this great achievement. Under her watchful eye, pupils and teachers learnt how to make the school greener. Everyone associated with the school also made a huge effort to improve the school environment. The flag was raised by pupils Pierce Doyle and Shannon Hudson, members of the school’s Green Committee, along with teacher Mrs. Goff. In attendance on the day were Cliona Connolly, Environment Awareness Officer, Wexford County Council, local representatives and parents. Following the raising of the flag, children recited a poem, danced, sang and played music in the hall. Buí Bolg performed a very entertaining puppet show in the afternoon. The children were treated to party food and drinks before going home.
The photograph below was taken at the green flag ceremony in Hotel Kilkenny on 2-