January began with a blast of colour as our very active Green Schools Committee decided to lead by example and tackle the litter on part of the N80. Wearing a combination of neon ‘Neat Streets’ and ‘National Spring Clean’ vests we set about picking litter and raising awareness. Much encouraged by the passing cars we decided to continue the initiative on the following Friday as well.
We are currently working on the Water Theme in the Green Schools Programme and are extra conscious not just of saving water but also of valuing and promoting the natural water amenities in our area. We are currently raising awareness of the river with a display of the photos we took when we spent the day on the river Barrow in late August. This is currently on display in the entrance area of the school and has been posted on our Twitter and Instagram pages. The Barrow is a beautiful river, which we should all take time to admire and enjoy. A group of students from Presentation College were involved last summer in a clean-up project and when the committee went on a boat trip we were delighted to see very little evidence of litter.
Our committee meets every Wednesday at lunchtime and new members are always welcome.