Kilcoe National School

Skibbereen, Co. Cork

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Green Schools

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