Green Schools 2014/15
The children of Tuamgraney National School are currently working on their second green flag which is based on the theme of energy.
Pupils carried out many surveys and audits to establish how we are using our energy. These surveys were as follows: Light Survey, appliance audit, unit usage, insulation survey, window survey.
From these surveys pupils of Tuamgraney National School put up signs reminding the school to turn off lights, close doors and turn off radiators where necessary to conserve light and heat energy. The committee sent reminders to teachers to turn off appliances fully and not to leave these appliances on standby.
In June 2014 the pupils participated in a low energy day. This was a great success and we hope to participate in another low energy this school year.
Pupils of the committee are currently monitoring energy usage and we hope to see these changes in our next set of surveys results.
We are also up keeping our first green flag which is based on the theme litter and waste. Pupils use two bins in each class room and outside at break times for recycling and waste. Pupils are encouraged to bring home waste to keep the levels of waste produced by our school at a low level.
The school is also a base for many recycling initiatives. We recycle batteries, stamps, bottle tops, and newspapers. The school carries out many clothing collections in order raise funds for pupil resources.
The school also operates a book rental scheme and encourages parents to purchase second hand books.
We participate in events organised by TDA in the community.
The pupils of Tuamgraney National School enjoy the Green Flag initiatives and look forward to taking more steps in order to achieve our second green flag.