7 July 2020

Water Conservation Photo Competition Winners!

By |Water theme|

Thank-you to all the people who took part in our water conservation photo competition. We got many fantastic entries and we'd like to say a big well done for all the great water conservation work that has and is being carried out through out the country by students and families. It all adds up [...]

6 July 2020

Celebrate Cycling Donegal Photo competition

By |Travel theme|

Last month as part of our #CelebrateCycling week-long initiative, we invited students from Donegal schools to enter our photo competition. We asked students to send a photo of themselves on their bike at their favourite place in the Donegal or with their favourite cycling buddy (2 metres apart!). The Winners Isla Harris, Zak McDonnell, Ethan [...]

10 June 2020

Celebrate Cycling

By |Travel theme|

The landscape of our streets has changed dramatically since lockdown. We noticed the sudden overnight flip from the din sound of whizzing traffic to the sounds of insects and birds reclaiming space. Movement was slowed, yet not before long, there has been a positive influx of cyclists taking to the quieter streets to enjoy [...]

5 June 2020

Discover how to explore climate change with primary students

By |Uncategorized|

Last summer Green-Schools ran our first online course with 52 teachers from 18 counties around Ireland and following it’s great success, we have been approved to run the same course this summer. ‘Climate Change, Science & Action’ is for Primary Teachers and will run from Monday July 6th to Friday July 31st inclusive. The 20-hour [...]

26 May 2020

Green-Schools Travel Annual Report 2019

By |Travel theme|

2019 was a busy and exciting year for Green-Schools Travel, which saw increased participation in sustainable travel initiatives, the creation of new campaigns and the development of a revision theme - Global Citizenship Travel. Following the 2018 Green Flag award ceremonies, 663 schools were invited to participate in the Travel theme for the 2018/2019 academic [...]

25 May 2020

Green Flag 2020 – Congratulations!

By |Uncategorized|

  The 2019/2020 academic year marks the 23rd year of the Green-Schools programme in Ireland. Despite the temporary closure of schools in March, the dedication of schools to submit their Green Flag application after a two-year effort to create sustainable environments in their schools was both poignant and exceptional. The Green-Schools staff who have [...]

19 May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity Friday, 22 May

By |Biodiversity|

We are all spending a lot more time at home, working, learning and playing all within our 2-5km zones. Green-Schools students, more than ever, are spending more time outdoors connecting with nature. With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the air we have a better chance of hearing birds singing, bees buzzing and [...]

8 May 2020

Green Flag Achievements 2020

By |Uncategorized|

Thank you to all the schools who have been submitting their applications to us over the last few months. We know there are still some schools who were waiting to access information on site and we will work with those schools to ensure your work is rewarded whenever possible over the coming months. However, we [...]

7 May 2020

Walk to School Week 2020 (with a Twist)

How well do you know your 2-5km radius zone? Whilst we can't run our annual week-long, walk to school call to action event this year, we have an idea to celebrate Walk to School Week 2020 with a twist! We are asking students and families to take a walk into the great outdoors and discover what their [...]

25 April 2020

The Great Plant Hunt project 2019-2020

By |Biodiversity|

To celebrate the end of the fifth year of The Great Plant Hunt project we have picked out some of the best moments, pictures and stories from each year. This project was an initiative of Toyota Europe and FEE and supported our Biodiversity schools to learn more about the wildlife around them. With about 450 schools and over 70,000 students [...]