We participated in the National Spring Clean this year to help keep Dalkey tidy. Each class took a different area of the village and picked up the litter there. Check out the pictures from the day below:
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.
We took part in this year's National Spring Clean, helping keep Dalkey tidy. Each class took a different area of Dalkey to clean and we had great fun along the way. Check out pictures of our clean up below:
We were delighted to be a part of the Inaugural Youth National Spring Clean Launch along with 4 other schools in the community, Dalkey Tidy Towns, the Community Gardaí, the youth leader Flossie Donnelly, Sarah McGovern and Zainab Boladale and An Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Murphy along with Cllr Devlin, Cllr Hanafin and Cllr Fayne.
The march was a fantastic success and we featured in a segment on RTE's News 2day programme. The march focused on three themes:
1. The launch of the National Spring Clean campaign this year
2. Marine litter
3. Dog waste
Marine litter and dog waste are a particular issue in our local community and we hope to continue work with the Dalkey Tidy Towns committee to help raise awareness of and help solve these issues.
We'd like to thank Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as always for helping to coordinate everyone involved in the march and also St Nicholas Montessori School for their wonderful singing outside our school to finish the launch. Well done to everyone involved!
We would encourage everyone to use the new household recycling list to sort litter and waste items in their house for the green bin. This new list makes things very easy by only listing what can go into the green bin. These lists were put up around the school by our Litter and Waste team as a reminder of what goes into the recycling bins in our classrooms so be sure to use this list at home. See recyclinglistireland.ie/ for more
Congratulations to our school champion from this year's Recycled Christmas decorations competition. Jude went to the celebration ceremony in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire with other school champions and An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Tom Murphy. The ceremony was given a segment on RTE News 2day too which may be viewed here.
Roberts of Dalkey have kindly allowed us to display the rest of the wonderful entries to the school in their window for Christmas. The Green Schools Committee put these up last week and it was a great chance to show the community our Green Schools work in the school. Take a look at the pictures below to see the decorated window and we would like to thank Roberts again for their help and the hot chocolates! :)
Our Green Schools committee delivered our Wheelbarrow Gardens down to the Dalkey Church gardens where they were displayed with barrows from six other local schools. They made for an amazing display and were admired by many passers by. We really enjoyed the experience overall and would like to thank Anna Fox from the Dalkey Creates festival and the wheelbarrow sponsors for getting us involved with this project. Take a look at the pictures below:
Green Schools News
Harold Boys' Green Schools Committee