Marine Environment Workshop
Our Green Schools Committee were invited to attend a workshop run by Green Schools Ireland about the Marine Environment. We learned important facts about the ocean and marine life. One of our favourite facts was that more than half of the oxygen produced on Earth comes from the ocean! The ocean also regulates our climate and provides us with food.
During the workshop we also created a piece of artwork. We used plastic wrappers and items to create a seahorse. You can see our amazing artwork below!
Unfortunately, the ocean contains lots of litter that negatively impacts marine life. Animals in the ocean often mistake litter for food. We can help protect the marine environment by reducing our use of single-use plastics.
Here are some top tips by Green Schools Ireland:
Invest in a reusable water bottle
Use a lunch box instead of cling film or a plastic bag
Use pencils and crayons instead of plastic twist crayons and pens
Swap plastic cartons of milk for Tetra Pak
Choose reusable plastic pockets over laminating
Swap balloons for colourful paper decorations
Use cloths instead of plastic sponges for cleaning
Stop using glitter
Avoid plastic straws! Use a paper or metal straw instead
Encourage friends and family to go plastic free too
This year we had an Action Day on 24th October. We spent two weeks collecting Halloween costumes that were no longer needed by families in our school. The textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. For this reason it is important to reuse when we can.
We received many generous donations from families in our school. The costumes were displayed at the entrance of the school on Monday 24th October. Lots of children chose one of these costume to wear for Halloween, rather than purchasing a new one.
The children wore these costumes on our dress-up day on the last day of school before the midterm break. You can see some of the amazing costumes here!
Green Schools Committee 2020-2022