Kilcoe National School
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Green Flag Initiative
Our School is involved in the Green-Schools programme. This programme provides an ideal way for fostering environmental awareness in the entire school in a way that links to many curriculum subjects. This programme encompasses four principle aspects:
Green Schools is an international environmental education programme, offering a well defined, controllable way for schools to take environmental issues from the curriculum and apply them to the day-to-day running of the school.
Green Schools is holistic. It aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. It includes the students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents as well as the local authority, the media and the local businesses.
Green Schools is both a programme and an award scheme.
• Green Schools is a long term programme.
• The Green Schools awareness takes the form of a Green Flag.
To date our school has acquired five green flags.
We are currently working on achieving our 6th Green Flag on the theme of Litter and Global Citizenship
2010~2012: Flag 1: Litter and waste theme
2012~2014: Flag 2: Energy Flag
2014-2016: Flag 3: Water Flag
2016-2018: Flag 4: Travel Flag
2018-2020: Flag 5: Biodiversity Flag
2020-2022; Flag 6: working on Litter and Global Citizenship Flag