This year the green council are working towards the 4th Green flag for sustainable travel. In November, the council was visited by An Taisce travel officer Imelda Ryan Jones who surveyed staff, 1st year and Transition year students to see how everyone gets to and from school at present. A very high number of staff and students currently travel by car, but we hope to make some changes and improvements in the New Year.
In April, they liaised with the County Council regarding safe walking routes for students, and have contributed to improved road safety for students by adding reflective strips to the school jacket.
They organised a Green Travel Day in May whereby students and teachers were encouraged to use more environmentally- friendly ways of travelling to school.
The Green Council hopes that this will raise more awareness of sustainable methods of travelling to school and will help to remind everybody that each one has a part to play in the conservation of our environment.
The following students form the Green Council for this year:
5th years: Emily Acheson, Jennifer Burke, Blaithin Wall, Aoife McPadden, Katherine Demmel, Martha McGovern, Shirley Nicholson, Megan Farrell. 4th year: Fiona Kelly, Rachel Connolly, Ruth Cawley, Sinead Ryan. 3rd Year: Denise Conlon, Aishling O’Regan, Niamh McMurray.2nd year: Maria Henehan, Rolissa Rugamba, Kerry Turland, Eimear Rafter, Aoife Rafter, Emily Howard. 1st year: Ksenia Grigorjeva, Maria Lyons, Lauren Gordon, Elina Matvejeva, Laura Keane, Niamh Gowran