Green School

Scoil Mháirtín supports the Green Schools’ Initiative and has adopted their motto “working together for a sustainable future”.

We now have four flags in Scoil Mháirtín:

  • Litter and Waste
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Transport

To support the Litter and Waste flag we try to ‘think before we print’, we recycle as much paper as possible, sports bottles are encouraged, we have our lunches in recyclable boxes and the children are educated on the litter and waste journey.

To support the Energy flag we are conscious of turning off lights and electrical equipment where required. We also recycle batteries.

In support of the Water flag we encourage the children to report dripping taps and lessons are given on the importance of the water cycle.

Last year we achieved the Transport flag. We are encouraging the children to walk, cycle, scoot, car-pool to school safely.

Two children in each class from 2nd to 6th make up the Green Schools Committee. Their input is invaluable. Their ideas are discussed and implemented. Raising awareness about our world is important and taking responsibility for our world is very important.