Our Green Schools Committee 2016-2017
We are working hard on creativity awareness around water usage in our school and keeping up with our Energy Saving and Litter and Waste Management.
Green Week:- March 2017
Trip of Cloughjordan Eco-Village Spring 2017
Remember: “Get a grip, stop the drip”
Monday 3 April
Duiske College students and members of Graiguenamanagh community walked in support of both Active Mental Health and the ‘Walk for Water Campaign’ in conjunction with Aid Link to create awareness about the distance that people walk to get access to water in the developing world every day.
1st Year students selling Irish pins for their Flag Day on Wednesday, 15th March.
This was held in conjunction with the Thomas Meagher Foundation. €352 was raised in aid of Trócaire to support Ethiopia as they are suffering the worst drought in 30 years. 1st Years carried this out as their C.S.P.E action project and linked it with the Water theme of our Green-Schools programme.
This year we were awarded our second Green Flag – The Energy Flag.
The gas meters were read and recorded.
The energy providers were changed to save money.
Thermometers were introduced into the classrooms.
A trip to the windfarm in Tipperary was organised for the Green-Schools Committee
The Green-Flag Awards ceremony was held in Hotel Kilkenny.
Awarded our first Green Flag for Litter and Waste.
We are working hard on saving energy in our school and on keeping our school clean and tidy.
- SEAI Workshops in April- Competitions and games on Energy Theme.
- Recycle Action Day in May- Creating Energy with bicycles.
Thanks to all for coming on board and helping keep our school environmentally- friendly.
Remember: “Spare a Watt, Save a Lot.”
Thanks to all who helped out with and supported the recent fundraising for our new bins. We are delighted! They are working well and they really add to the appearance of our school.
Give batteries a new life – bring them to our school during the week of 19-22 March and they will be given to a really good cause – The LauraLynn Hospice – who help children with life-limiting conditions.
9 April 2013
For all your support in our recent battery collection. 1062 batteries collected for a great cause- the LauraLynn Hospice who help terminally ill children
Well done to 6th year students (who brought in the most batteries)
Students from Duiske College enjoyed a lovely morning recently in Dunmore Recycling Centre. We were given very informative talks and shown around the different bays by the Environmental Officer, Bernadette Moloney.
We were shown the now closed landfill site and learned that there are no more landfill sites in the South-East.
Over 1,000 batteries were collected in the school and brought to the recycling centre, to help an really good cause – The LauraLynn Hospice, who help terminally ill children.
The Green Schools Committee of Duiske College had a very successful Green Day- Promoting Environmental awareness and raising some much needed funds. A huge thank you to Supervalue Graiguenamanagh for sponsoring them on the day and to all who supported them. Well done to all students and especially the committee for getting into the spirit on Green Day.
Used Mobile Phone Appeal in aid of Temple Street Hospital for Sick Children.
Could all students,parents, guardians please send in any old mobile phones, doesn’t matter if they don’t work!
Drop them in to the staff room, Thanks.
Staff and student Green Day the 14th of March.
Please bring in €2 in aid of the O’Neill’s Centre, Kilkenny.
Everyone is to wear a piece of green clothing!
Thanks to all who helped on our recent clean-ups!