Here at St. Anne’s, there is a Garden Committee. It is formed by children from 3rd – 6th Class. The students are picked based on their knowledge and eagerness to help the community and to care for the plants and animals in the area. There are 13 students in the Garden Committee this year. The student’s names are: Odhrán, Isabella, Gemma, Emily, Katie, Chloe, Ciara, Aisling, Aoife, Lucy, Jamie, Alisha and Nadine.
The first Garden Committee was formed on the 24th of September 2017. The Garden Committee goal is to teach people, that no matter where you live or work you can always create a green space, in which nature can grow and provide a food source for other animals. We hope that by introducing plants in to the school area, other children will be enticed to include plants into their lives and will pass that knowledge onto their friends and family. So far they have accomplished many projects for the school.
This year our focus will be on biodiversity. We plan to update our mini beast hotel and create new flower, vegetable and a new sensory bed in our school.
Here at St Anne’s we care about nature, the environment and the world.
Environmental Awareness is very much encouraged in St. Anne’s. The children take part in classes especially geared to making them more aware of how important a healthy environment is to them, their families and their pets.
We have achieved four Green Flags for Litter, Energy Saving, Water Conservation and Transport. Our students are conscious of keeping our yards and classrooms litter-free and that all classrooms are turning off lights and switches to conserve energy. We installed green buttons on each toilet so when you flush the toilet you press the green button the flush will stop to save water. We also installed push taps so they will go off themselves.