Green Schools Programme

The Green Schools committee has been reformed again this year under the stewardship of Mrs O’ Loughlin. The team is made up of Transition Year students and representatives of the Student Council. There are recycling centres in each area. This consists of two recycling bins and a waste bin. Posters were made making people aware of the contents that should be in each bin (e.g. Tetra packs and plastic drink bottles) and rotas were assigned to each area.

Every day after lunch two students organise the bins in their own area, this consists of making sure that waste is sorted properly, the recycling bins are then brought to the assembly area where it is emptied.

Composting is also a big part of our green schools programme and this is most prominent in the Home Economics classes where any suitable waste such as vegetables and fruit peels, teabags etc. are emptied into a separate bin. This waste when fully decomposed is then used as a valuable soil conditioner and fertilizer in our school garden.
Since embarking on the Green School Programme the landfill bins have reduced dramatically and the recycling process has greatly improved.

We hope to continue with this programme and to apply for the green flag.

๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง-๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐จ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญย 

World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater.โ€ฏ World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.โ€ฏย 

This yearโ€™s theme was Water for Peace so our Green-Schools’ committee decided to host a soccer tournament for first and second year students in BCS. It shows how working together as nations can have a direct impact on tensions created by water stress.โ€ฏย 

Our classes represented countries who are suffering from water stress.โ€ฏ The countries represented were Jordan, Burkina Faso, Chile, Oman, Lebanon, Djibouti, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, Sudan and Chad.โ€ฏย 

On the day all the students battled hard to win a place in the final, but the students from 1D, Oman, and 2A, Djibouti, were the respective year group winners.โ€ฏ The final was nail-biting and went down to the wire, but eventually the second years, representing Djibouti, were the outright winners.โ€ฏย 

It was a great way to start the Easter holidays and remind each one of us about the importance of water in our lives!โ€ฏย