THE Clough NS green schools committee have been working hard on the theme of water conservation over the last eighteen months. The committee for this school year includes Shauna Holohan, Séan Phelan, Niamh Doheny, Mark Hennessy, Victoria Dobbyn, William Rafter, Anna Purcell, Lochlainn Conway, Niamh Mulhall, Peter Rafter, Caoimhe Boyhan and Thomas Brennan.
Amongst the activities organised by the committee was a competition to find the best green code about conserving water. This competition was won by Gary Whelan for the slogan ‘‘never let the water run. Saving water can be done!’
A poetry competition also was held for 3rd and 4th classes and organisers extended their congratulations to 4th class pupil Niamh Kelly who came first, Victoria Dobbyn who came second, and Sorcha Brennan and Kate Brennan who were joint third. The third class winners included Aoife Finlay in first place, Shane Coffey in second place, and Padraigh Brennan in third palce.
Fifth and sixth classes held a poster competition on ‘water’. The winners were Diarmaid Conway in first place, Amy Wall in second place and Sarah Hennessy in third place.
These classes have also made a beautiful powerpoint presentation on the water cycle. First and second classes have made a lovely book about water and are studying the rainforest. Junior and senior Infants have been learning about water pollution and have linked this with their work in English, music and art. These are just some of the many ongoing activities on water.
The school’s committee would like to encourage everyone in the community to conserve water whenever possible. Some useful websites with information on environmental topics are: www.seai.ie and www.epa.ie.