Category: Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Category: Global Citizenship

21 June 2019

Kildare SeaKeepers explore Dublin coast

By |Global Citizenship|

Students from St Brigid’s National School, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare took part in a beach exploration workshop at Portmarnock beach hosted by Green-Schools on Tuesday, June 18. The school is one of ten that recently took part in the SeaKeepers Project, a new initiative of the Green-Schools Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with [...]

3 March 2019

SeaKeepers Project makes a splash!

By |Water theme, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship|

The Green-Schools Team is delighted to launch our latest initiative: SeaKeepers. The Green-Schools SeaKeepers Project is a new pilot we are currently running with a selection of schools working on the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme. We are especially excited to launch this new project on World Wildlife Day 2019, whose theme this year is  [...]

24 January 2019

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY | SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY, AN ERASMUS+ PROJECT

An Taisce’s Green-Schools Travel programme will partner with Cyclist.ie (Irish Cycling Advocacy Network), to host the EU Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Community in Ireland. The three-year project will see 25 students from four European countries collaborate to promote cycling, social inclusion and youth empowerment. Corella, Spain, will host the initial cultural exchange experience [...]

22 January 2019

The Big Travel Challenge 2019

The Green-Schools Travel team is inviting schools to take part in the big TRAVEL CHALLENGE 2019. This year the Travel competition is celebrating five years of successfully encouraging more students to enjoy the benefits of actively travelling to school in the month of February. Walking, cycling or scooting to school can be an opportunity to increase physical activity [...]

20 November 2018

Green-Schools Global Goals Conference 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

It's been a busy end to the year at Green-Schools and the much anticipated Global Goals Conference on November 15th was a huge success. An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme, with support from Irish Aid, premiered the first Global Goals Conference in Dublin's Croke Park, which gathered 10 schools across Ireland to focus on the Global Goals for [...]

20 September 2018

Marine Environment Forums 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools An Taisce Marine Environment Forums will take place over four dates in the 2018 academic year. The Marine Environment Forums are available for Green-Schools currently on the Marine Environment theme. The forums are designed for senior Primary School level (4th-6th class). Four students and an adult from one class group can attend this fun and [...]

11 September 2018

Teacher training seminars 2018/2019

The Summer season has come and gone now, too fast it may seem, but here in the Green-Schools Office we are excited for the new 2018/2019 academic year. Each year our Local Authority partners organise seminars to introduce teachers to the new themes they’ll be working on this academic year. The seminars will be delivered [...]

23 July 2018

Summer Blog Series – Balloon releases into the natural environment.

In one of his later novels, the late author, Terry Pratchett, said “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” Unfortunately, it has become evident in recent years, that letting go of balloons can have much more far-reaching and sinister impacts [...]

3 July 2018

Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018

By |Global Citizenship|

Green-Schools were delighted to showcase the Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme at the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, an international conference that kicked off the SeaFest festivities in Galway last week. Green-Schools took a stand alongside a wide range of exhibitors showcasing everything marine and maritime themed – from companies developing cutting-edge technologies for renewable energy, [...]

26 May 2018

Climate Hope for Green-Schools

The last week of April 2018 saw four Climate Hope Forums take place in Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. Climate Action Officer Gráinne Ryan and the Green-Schools Team gathered 155 representatives from primary and secondary school students and teachers, local authorities and local Councillors to join forces over the common interest in climate change. The [...]