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Gaelscoil recognised for anti-litter work

Iúil 9, 2012

IT WAS a proud day in Gaelscoil Baile Brigin as they raised their first ever Green Flag for reducing litter and waste in the school. The flag was raised by outgoing Fingal mayor, Cllr. Gerry McGuire, and Balbriggan Town Council Cathoirleach, Cllr. Larry Dunne. Members of the Green Schools Committee, the Green Schools Co-ordinators, parents and teachers came out to see the flag raised outside the school. The Gaelscoil put a lot of hard work into getting the environmental achievement award from An Taisce. The whole school had to carry out a review of the waste generated in the ground. The challenge was to reduce the litter and waster in the school. A Green Schools Code was introduced and an action plan was created. At lunchtime, food was not allowed outside in the playground. The pupils took home all the rubbish from their lunch, where their parents could divide the waste into the brown bin, green bin and black bin. The pupils learned about the environment and the ways of reducing litter and waste in class. There were huge improvements in the school environment thanks to the committment of the staff and students. From September, the school will start work on attaining a second Green Flag for Energy.