Green-Schools Projects

A number of projects operate within the Green-Schools programme. These projects complement our themes and are usually open to participants on a certain theme for a limited time period. These projects are usually aimed at specific school, classroom or age groups and may be offered depending on a school’s location or level of engagement with Green-Schools. Please click the link below for further information on these projects.

Green-Schools Stay Home

Green-Schools are developing new and interactive activities that students can take part in from within the home environment. Activities promise to be fun and educational and can be completed individually or involve the whole family. Weekly activities, which are suitable for a wide range of age groups, will be added under the below themes. Share your feedback and your progress on our social media platforms tagging @greenschoolsire and use the #GreenSchoolsStayHome

Litter and Waste

 

Water

 

Travel

 

Biodiversity

 

Global Citizenship

 

The Marine Environment

 

Investigate Forests

Investigate Forests is an exciting new project that allows students to learn about the importance of trees and forests. 100 schools around the country, who are working on the Biodiversity theme have signed up to take part this year. The project is being run jointly by LEAF (Learning About Forests) and Green Schools and is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Investigate Forests

#andshecycles #andshecycles

Green-Schools Travel has been working with teenage girls to develop a campaign that shines a light on barriers that are preventing them from cycling and start some necessary conversations. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls get back on their bikes while addressing some of the reasons they’re reluctant to in the first place. Read more about this campaign at the link below.

#andshecycles

The SeaKeepers Project

The SeaKeepers Project is a new initiative of the Green-Schools Global Citizenship Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with a suite of resources and lesson plans focusing on the ecology of six native Irish marine species. Click the button below for more information.

The SeaKeepers Project

The Great Plant Hunt

The Great Plant Hunt (TGPH) is a one-year international biodiversity education campaign, focusing on raising nature awareness in Primary Schools. It is taking place across 16 European countries. The Campaign is a joint initiative of Toyota Motor Europe and the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Read more and download an application form at the link below.

The Great Plant Hunt

Water Ambassador Programme

The Water Ambassador Programme is an initiative run by Green-Schools and sponsored by Irish Water. The Ambassador Programme offers secondary school students the opportunity to learn about this invaluable resource and to develop a campaign in their school and community to raise awareness about water conservation and reduce water waste. Read more and download an application form at the link below.

Water Ambassador Programme

Erasmus+

Green-Schools Travel will partner with ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) member Cyclist.ie who are the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network in Ireland, to host the EU Erasmus+ Project: Sustainable Mobility, Sustainable Community in Ireland. The three-year project will see students from four European countries collaborate to promote cycling, social inclusion and youth empowerment. ECF member Biciclistas de Corella will partner with IES Alhama High School in Spain, ECF member Frie Fugle Denmark will partner with Randersgades Skole in Copenhagen and Sūduvos Vietos Veiklos Grupė  in Lithuania will work with their own youth volunteers.

Erasmus+