We were awarded Best School in the Little or No Green Space category in this year's Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown Tidy Schools awards. This award is a fantastic compliment to the work done by students and staff in keeping our grounds so tidy, beautiful and litter-free. A huge thank you to our caretaker Marvin Bautista who does so much unseen work at the school as well as to Ms. O'Neill whose green fingers have been appreciated in brightening up our front door area.
On Monday 15th January 2018, Dean Eaton from the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council came in to visit the Green Schools Committee from Harold Boys'. The Green Schools Committee from 2nd to 6th class talked to Dean in the hall and explained how we had completed the seven steps needed for our Biodiversity flag. Then a smaller team from the committee gave Dean a tour of our school grounds to show him the improvements we have made whilst working on this flag. We showed him the biodiversity equipment, the Green Schools board, Biodiversity board and our year one and year two maps of the school grounds. We would like to thank everyone in the school for their hard work on the biodiversity theme especially our caretaker Marvin who does a lot of behind the scenes work and who we wouldn't be able to renew our Green Flag without.
Present for meeting: Adam and Matthew (2nd), Adam and Andrew (3rd), Andre and Darragh (4th) Mauro and Milan (5th), Ciarán, Gabriel and Rory (6th) Ms O'Neill and Mr Smith
- Renewal visit next week - revise seven steps and have a look at lists of work done in each of their team areas
- Finish habitat map and update biodiversity board
- Biodiversity team check equipment around school grounds
- Make sure each class knows the Green Code/biodiversity slogan
- New plant pots at front door
Secretary for meeting:
We added some more biodiversity equipment to our school grounds as part of our work on the Biodiversity theme. We added an insect block, a bee and bug biome, an insect house, a mini bug hotel, a ladybird tower, an urban bee/insect nester and two new birdhouses to the school ground. Adding equipment to the school grounds to encourage greater biodiversity in our school gardens and grounds was one of the main aims of our Action Plan and our Green Schools committee Biodiversity team will observe our new equipment to record any ways in which it helps to increase biodiversity in our school gardens. Check out the pictures below to see our new equipment around the school:
Green Schools News
Harold Boys' Green Schools Committee