Travel Flag - St Mary's National School Enniskeane Co. Cork

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Green School Committee

Third Class - Litter Picking
Orla Moore
Conor O'Sullivan
Fourth Class - Litter Picking
Saoirse Fleming
Laura Cullinane
Fifth Class - Golden Boot Award
Claire Sexton
Sinéad Coomey
Fifth Class - Energy Squad
Dominik Karas
Rebecca McGill
Ruth Forbes
Sixth Class - Compost, School Garden
Hazel Browne
Aaron O'Driscoll
Kate Corcoran
Emma O'Mahony
Deirdre McCarthy - Green Schools Co-ordinator
Zeta Daly - Tidy Towns Liason
Colette O'Regan Walsh
Angela Cremin
Community Members
Mary Canty
Helen O'Driscoll
Marie Shorten

Our Travel Green Code is -

Try not to use the car
unless you're going
very far

Here are some of the activities that each class will be participating in during our Green Schools Travel Fortnight:
Junior & Senior Infants -
Lesson based around a classic Dr Seuss story.  The Once-ler describes how his greedy actions destroyed a beautiful and thriving environment.  Children will enjoy the colourful characters and rhyming verse and appreciate the subtle messages about the negative effects of deforestation, habitat destruction, and air water pollution.  The children then go on to investigate what air pollution is and how one person can make a difference to the environment.  

1st &
2nd Class -
Interactive workshop to explore what it is we do that contributes to Climate Change and ways we can reduce our impact.

3rd & 4th Class -
An exploration of how students in the class travel to school and how students in other countries travel to school e.g. boat, camel.  Also raises awareness of citizenship and geography.

5th & 6th Class -
Practical lessons to encourage walking for fitness.  Includes a mobilising game, activity games and a practical lesson teaching good posture and the techniques of stride walking and power walking.

On Thursday 18th April, Jane Kelleher An taisce, visited the school and went on a walk around with 6th class pupils and their teacher Zeta Daly to find a suitable route/different routes and see potential hazards for our 'Walk on Wednesdays'.

Our Action Day to promote our next Green Flag took place on Wednesday June 5th.  As part of our initiative to obtain our Travel Flag all children met at the BEDA Hall to walk to school.  Our thanks to all who dropped the children there and indeed to the many parents who walked with us.  A special thanks to the members of the Tidy Towns Committee who joined us on the day.

Our local gardaí were of huge help to us, firstly escorting us on our walk and subsequently with a talk to the junior classes on Road Safety and the Senior classes on Bike Safety.  Our thanks also to Garda Peter Nolan who kindly allowed the children in 5th and 6th class to do a speed check on the day.

Each child in the school received a healthy snack after their active morning which was kindly sponsored by Caulfields Super Valu, Bandon.  Many thanks, it was well received.

The Action Day was a great success and enjoyed by all.  Thank you to all who participated.

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