Earth Day & National Spring Clean 22nd April 2016
At St. Patrick’s NS we are delighted to continue to offer your child a broad, holistic education. As a rural school we are very engaged in environmental education and in encouraging your child to look after their own community and eventually, their planet.
As part of our Green Schools programme for Global Energy and our Tidy Schools campaign, we are taking part in two events on April 22nd. Earth Day now has over 1 billion people in 193 countries taking part each year to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. We at St. Patrick’s NS intend to take part this year by attempting to work through the whole day without electricity. We hope this will prove an excellent learning experience for children on how reliant we are on energy and how at times we waste it unnecessarily. A number of lessons will be explored throughout the day.
We are going to tie this day in with the National Spring Clean. On this day we will have a big clean up indoors (remembering to recycle where possible) and our Senior pupils will help with the clean-up of the Church Carpark and front of school. We are looking for Parent Volunteers to offer to do a clean-up on Foxes Overflow Carpark, both as part of Spring Clean and in thanks to Foxes for letting us use their carpark. Volunteers should meet in the Foyer at 9.30am on Friday. We can provide pickers & refuse bags. Please bring your own gloves.
You can continue the learning at home by turning off lights in empty rooms, reducing the water in kettles, turning off dripping taps and recycling where possible. For more information please see http://www.earthday.org/ . Together, we’ll help our young people to protect the world we live in for generations to come.