Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017

On Wednesday, the 16th of November, Caoimhe Walsh-Kelly and Jadzia Murphy attended their Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day on the Theme of ‘Water’ in Athlone, Co. Westmeath and in Ferbane, Co. Offaly.

The focus of the training day was to ‘Create an awareness of water conservation, supply, protection and pollution’.  Guest speaker Ms Gráinne Carey from Irish Water, spoke about how they intend on updating Ireland’s poor water pipe infrastructure. Mr Aidan Gray from Clean Coasts Ireland spoke about the importance of protecting our beaches, seas and marine life from water pollution and littering.

Finally, Ms Ciara Norton, trained the Ambassadors on various methods of communicating what they will learn throughout the programme with our school and local community alike. Student Ambassador Jennifer Mannion (3D) was unable to attend on the day.

One of the highlights from that day was a visit to the Ferbane Waste Water Treatment Plant in Ferbane, Co. Offaly. Under the supervision of Mr Padraig Joyce, an Engineer from Irish Water, the girls got the opportunity to tour around the Waste Water Treatment Plant and learn how waste water is treated, cleaned and released back into the Brosna River in Ferbane, Co. Offaly.

The girls fully embraced their Ambassador training programme and are now hard at work in fulfilling their Green-School’s Ambassador Obligations. The student Ambassadors will eventually share what they have learned with our school and local community.

The very best of luck to the girls; as they aim to become overall Green-School’s Regional Ambassadors in 2017!!!

Ambassador's Jadzia Murphy and Caoimhe Walsh-Kelly, along with other student Ambassadors from other secondary schools enjoying their formal Green-School's Ambassador Training in Athlone.
Ambassador’s Jadzia Murphy and Caoimhe Walsh-Kelly, along with other student Ambassadors from other secondary schools enjoying their formal Green-School’s Ambassador Training in Athlone.
Ambassador's Jadzia Murphy and Caoimhe Walsh-Kelly, along with other student Ambassadors from other secondary schools enjoying their formal Green-School's Ambassador Training in Athlone.
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Green-School’s Ambassador Training Day 2016 – 2017
Secondary School students attending the Green Schools Irish Water Ambassador Programme for water.  Pictured is Miklos Penzes from Seamount College and a sample of a corroded water pipe listening to Grainne Carey, Regional Information Specialist at Irish Water

Congratulations to Jadzia Murphy, Caoimhe Walsh-Kelly and Jennifer Mannion Our Green-School’s Ambassadors on the theme of ‘Water’ 2016-2017
Congratulations to Jadzia Murphy,
Caoimhe Walsh-Kelly 
Our Green-School’s Ambassadors
on the theme of ‘Water’ 2016-2017

Green Schools Water Forum in Athlone

all-the-schools-at-the-forumGreen Schools Committee members’ Keira White, Jadzia Murphy, Clara Muller and Caoimhe Walsh Kelly attended a special free secondary school Green Schools Water Forum in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Wednesday, the 19th of October. Guest speakers included Mr Padraig Joyce, an Engineer from Irish Water. He spoke about the many issues and possible solutions to improve our water services infrastructure across Ireland.

Speakers from An Taisce Green-School’s, along with a model school who achieved their Water themed green flag, outlined how we could fulfil the criteria and achieve our own Water themed green flag for Presentation College, Currylea.

The girls found the workshop very helpful and informative, as we strive to achieve our third Green-School’s flag on the theme of Water. Well done Girls for such a fantastic team effort!

The girls with the students from the other schools, the speakers at the Green School’s Water Forum.
The girls with the students from the other schools, the speakers at the Green School’s Water Forum.
2.Keira White, Jadzia Murphy, Clara Muller & Caoimhe Walsh Kelly outline their Action Plan Poster to achieve our Water themed Green School flag.
Keira White, Jadzia Murphy, Clara Muller & Caoimhe Walsh Kelly outline their Action Plan Poster to achieve our Water themed Green School flag.
The girl’s engaged in various green-school’s water activities during the course of day’s forum.
The girl’s engaged in various green-school’s water activities during the course of day’s forum.

 

Green Schools host the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop

This week the Green Schools committee hosted the Wrigley’s ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop.  At this workshop all of the Second Year students had a very enjoyable and interesting workshop, which highlighted the serious issue of chewing gum littering in our communities.
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future. Let’s all work to keep our areas chewing gum litter free!

Second Year students enjoyed the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop, which highlighted the issue of chewing gum littering in our communities.
Second Year students enjoyed the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop, which highlighted the issue of chewing gum littering in our communities.
Green Schools host the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop
Green Schools host the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Green Schools host the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop
Green Schools host the ‘Bin Your Gum When You’re Done’ Workshop
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future
Hosts Rebekah and John encouraged the students to think carefully about where they dispose of their gum now, and into the future

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