Green Schools announcement

Following a Green Schools inspection, we are delighted to announce that our school has been awarded the Green Flag for Water from an Taisce and Green Schools Ireland.

During our campaign, we helped to raise awareness of the importance of conserving our supplies of clean water. We also reduced water usage in our school.

We would like to give a special note of thanks to Mr. Ivers, our caretaker, and all of our Green School class representatives for working  so diligently on this campaign.  A big thank you also goes to Ms. G. Fay and Ms. Moriarty for all their work .

Our school was also commended for the excellent work we have done on securing our Waste and Litter flag.



Green Schools Week Photos

Take a look at photos from lots of different classes across the school taking part in activities for Green Schools Week.

There was litter picking, Green-schools themed storytime, a fantastic poster competition on Water conservation, Walk for Water during the daily mile and lots of St. Brigid’s pupils walked or cycled to school this week too!

Well done to all on the Green Schools Committtee for their hard work in organising our Green Schools Week 2023.


Last Day for Green Schools Week

We are sorry that Green Schools Week has come to a close. Everyone had lots of fun with the activities planned by Ms. G. Fay and Ms. Moriarty. The children learned about reducing waste, conserving water and keeping our school and our planet free from litter.

They especially enjoyed making the water conservation posters. Three wonderful entries are featured below.

A HUGE thanks to Ms. G. Fay and Ms. Moriarty and the Green Schools Committee for all the ideas and hard work.

Green School Activities


Every day this week, each class has been given litter pickers so they can go outdoors to pick up all the litter.  We have noticed a lot of litter blowing into the school grounds. Today one of the older children found a crisp packet that was made before he even came to school.  Thankfully our green school committee intends to continue the litter picking each week.

Each child will carry a water container when doing their Daily Mile.  This
is to develop an appreciation of how precious water is and to raise
awareness about communities around the world who walk an
average of 6km a day to access drinking water for their families.

We encourage as many pupils as possible to walk, cycle or scoot to school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Children could walk the last kilometre if they live too far away to walk the whole journey.

‘Local Water Actions for Global Change”
All classes can take part and one entry from each class will be displayed on the Green School noticeboard and will be included in a national competition on March 10th

Below we see the 5th-class pupils reading a Green School-themed story to Junior Infants. They will also visit Senior Infants and 1st Class.

Green Schools Committee

Congratulations and thank you to Ms. G. Fay, Ms Moriarty and our Green School Committee for providing us with a wonderful Green Schools Week of activities.  They have also been very busy picking up all the litter blowing into our schoolyard daily.

The committee members are

Senior Infants

  • Oisin Mc Evoy
  • Eabha Walsh
  • Oscar Tavey
  • Senan Butler

1st Class

  • Rian Purcell
  • Ryan Duffy
  • Emily Brady
  • Sarah Harte

2nd Class

  • Alex Ring
  • Bobby Blessing
  • James Holian
  • Shlok Jha

3rd Class

  • Harry Finnucane
  • Alexander Schmarygo
  • Paddy Carley
  • Anya Mc Cann

4th Class

  • Zach Flood
  • Ava Corcoran
  • Ruby Morrissey
  • Elizabeth Ann Egan

5th Class

  • Anna Derham
  • Owen Dunphy
  • Paddy Cotter
  • Elizabeth Ouano

6th Class

  • Rachel Spratt
  • Rebecca Connolly
  • Finn O’Dwyer
  • Emma Seebohm

Green Schools Week

Monday February 20th marks the beginning of Green Schools Week here in St.Brigids!

During the week, we will be encouraging everyone to continue to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle whenever and wherever  they can at home and in school. It is important to remember that all the litter and waste we put into our Green bins is clean, dry and loose.

Since our Green School theme this year is Water, we would also like to raise an awareness around water conservation and related topics, such as pollution and the water cycle.

We have lots of events planned for the week.