We are delighted to inform you that our application for the renewal of our Green Flag has been successful. Unfortunately, due the current situation, there will be no Green-Schools Awards Ceremonies this year. As soon the school re-opens we will celebrate with a flag raising in Presentation College. Congratulations to the committee, and all members of our school community on this achievement.
An enterprising group of Transition Years have just entered a competition organised by Friends of the Earth in a bid to win Solar Panels for our school. The team is comprised of Shauna Murphy Woods, Tegan Sherry, Emily Jane Kendellon and Cyprian Godyn. We are hoping to be shortlisted and if so will need everyone’s votes to ensure that “Solar Powered Water Coolers” become a reality for everyone using the College.
January began with our very active Green Schools Committee tackling the litter on part of the N80.....Our committee meets every Wednesday at lunchtime and new members are always welcome.
Congratulations to Maeve Dempsey who has been selected as a delegate for Ireland’s first ‘Youth Assembly for Climate Change’. Over one thousand young people between the ages of ten and seventeen applied. Maeve was one of the 157 selected. .
Our Green Schools Committee continue their quest for a water flag this year. The year started out well for members of the committee who decided to go on a trip on the Barrow to explore the beautiful river. The committee split into two groups, with two teachers and about eight students in each group. They met the guide and boat driver, Cliff, and were kitted out with life jackets. The group got into the boat one by one and tried not to rock the boat too much!....
On Wednesday 28 August our hard working committee members went on a trip on the Barrow. They are currently working on the Water Theme and were very pleased to find that once they travelled out of town, there was almost no litter.
On May 8th First Year students and many of their teachers attended a presentation in the school library. The students had entered a Local Enterprise Competition aimed at reducing the use of single use plastic. They had focussed in particular on highlighters. All present ...
On Friday 5 April, students and staff from Presentation College got involved in the National Spring Clean initiative. A group of Transition Year students began the day well and enjoyed the nice weather while doing some litter picking. After school, an enthusiastic group of staff and teachers tackled the litter on the perimeter of the school along the N80...
National Spring Clean
Ms. Owens and Ms. Brennan organised Eco Unesco Workshops for their classes last week. Laura-Kate Howell treated the students to hands on Biodiversity Workshops. There was great excitement as students enjoyed Magenta style learning as they collaborated, shared and participated. The highlight was the actual making of their seed balls, which they then were able to bring home. Thanks to Carlow County Council for sponsoring these very educational and enjoyable workshops. The students are looking forward to finding out what grows from their seed balls in the spring and summer.