Howth Primary School is proud to be a Green School.
Green Schools is important to make us all aware of the environment and the need to look after it for ourselves and for the future. It helps us understand how we can help and enables us to work together to be actively ‘green’.
We currently have five Green school flags. We have flags for litter and waste, energy, water, travel and biodiversity. We were awarded our fifth green flag for biodiversity in May 2017. The next flag we are working towards is Global citizenship – Litter and waste.
We have a hardworking green schools committee of children from 2nd to 6th class. The committee are assisted in their work by volunteer parents and teachers. The committee meet regularly to discuss important green issues around our school.
This year we had a lunch time lights off campaign, made bird feeders and bird houses, tidied the serenity garden, promoted walk on Wednesday, held a no idling campaign, and planted bulbs and vegetables around our school. We also successfully organised a biodiversity action day to promote the understanding of biodiversity around our school. We are looking forward to working on our sixth green flag.