In recent years, Thurles CBS has become involved in the Green Schools Programme. Our Green Schools Committee is made up of students from all year groups and are guided by our teacher advisor, Ms O’Dwyer. We are very active and meet each week.
We had planned that, by September 2012, Thurles CBS would achieve Green School status. After two years of hard work by the Green Schools Committee, following an assessment by An Taisce, we have been successful in meeting the requirements for the 1st Green flag “Litter and Waste”. Our aim and objective for this school year was to make the whole school aware of how important it is to keep the school clean, and encourage everyone to become aware of keeping the school and school grounds clean, tidy and free of litter.
The committee have put in place new recycling and waste bins and have vastly improved recycling in the school. This is a huge achievement as, before September of 2010, there was little recycling occurring in the school. The committee are going to continue their efforts to make the school a greener place to be in everyday.
We have made a lot of progress in the last year and we hope to build on our successes so far in the coming years ahead.
Secretary to the Green Schools Committee.