Hopes are high of a first Green School’s Flag for Paddock NS, after the success of their recent ‘Action Day’.
Children and staff all wore green costumes, with six prizes awarded such was the high standard. The tidiest classroom also won a prize, while every person planted a crocus to mark the occasion.
The whole school then talked about their compost bin and which items can be placed in it, , refreshing their knowledge by watching Ms Phelan’s powerpoint presentation on the Green School’s Programme.
Lots of tidying up was done, around the school, in the yard and fields, and even outside the school grounds.
“We noted that actually outside the school grounds seems to be a litter problem area so we decided to send a small group with supervisors to clean up this area. To our horror, we actually found a full bin bag of rubbish,” said Alison Phelan
Green Schools Co-ordinator.
She is hopeful of gaining their first flag in 2015.
“We are very proud of the way our school has reduced its litter and improved our recycling since the start of our campaign. Every one had fun, while at the same time strengthening our awareness and managing our waste,” she said.