On Wednesday February 17th we held our raffle raising 300 euro to send to Sr. Kathleen Melia in the Philippines. Thanks to everyone who supported the raffle by buying tickets. We also had our Cash for Clobber collection on the same day. Thanks to everyone who brought in bags…430 kg of clothing was collected resulting in E253.50 being raised.
1st Charlie Richards - Family Pass for Carrick Cineplex
2nd Oisín McGovern - Family Pass for Aura Leisure Centre
3rd Calli Murphy - Book Voucher
4th Sarah Costello - Map of the World and Atlas
5th Conor Reynolds - Fair Trade Hamper
6th Lily Hayden - Fair Trade Hamper
The committee talked to the school community about our Green Schools’ theme for this year; Global Citizenship: Energy. Here is a quick reminder of our presentation.
Most of the energy produced in Ireland comes from fossil fuels. When we use fossil fuels to produce energy, they give off smoke and dirt into the environment. Using fossil fuels also causes global warming. In Ireland in 2011 only 11% of our energy was supplied by renewable energy sources.
In the coming year we will monitor our energy usage in the school and hopefully reduce the amount of energy we use. Here are some tips on saving energy.
Top Tips from www.seai.ie/Schools/Primary_Schools/
Don’t leave the tv or video on standby, turn it off at the power button.
Fit a lagging jacket on the hot water cylinder in your hot press. It keeps the hot water hot for longer, just like when we put on our winter jackets to keep us warm.
Recycling saves energy, so save up your bottles, cans and paper and put them in the recycling bin.
When it’s dry outside, use the sun and wind to dry your clothes instead of a tumble dryer.
When it’s bright, turn off the light and don’t leave the light on if there’s no one in the room.
Have a shower instead of a bath, it uses a lot less hot water.
If you’re cold, put on a jumper instead of turning up the heat.
If it’s safe to do so, walk or cycle to school or take a bus.