We received our seventh Green-Schools flag in June 2015. We are now working on the theme of Global Citizenship: Energy. This is a two-year programme. Updates on all of our Green-School activities will be posted on our school blog.

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Green-School Committee
A new Green-School committee is elected every school year in our school. It is their job to help with all aspects of the Green-School Programme. They wear special badges so we know who they are!

Litter and Waste

We make a big effort to keep our school and our school grounds looking nice. We have a Litter-Picking rota in rotation in the senior classes at lunch times.

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We have a recycling centre in the school. Waste materials are recycled by the Green-School committee members. These materials include paper, cardboard, cartons, plastic bottles, toilet roll inserts and batteries.

Our wormery is situated at the back of the school. Every week, children bring apple cores, banana skins etc. out for the worms. The worms digest the food over time and make compost. The compost and worm juice is used in the school garden.

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Energy

Our Lady of Mercy Primary School is dedicated to implementing energy efficient policies, recognising that this is essential to provide a leading example to our pupils and the wider community. We hope to focus on savings which can be achieved by good house keeping i.e. no-cost measures and some low cost measures. Our Lady of Mercy Primary School is committed to the responsible management of energy and water. By efficient management of these resources, the school community aims to minimise expenditure and environmental impact, while maintaining health and safety standards and an acceptable comfort level for the staff, pupils and other building users.

In our school we make special efforts to conserve energy. Each classroom has our Energy Charter displayed beside their room door. The Green-School committee members remind us all to turn off lights and computers when they are not required, to close doors etc.

School Garden / Outdoor Classroom

We have a small garden at the front of the school with some vegetable and fruit patches. There is also an insect hotel if you look carefully! A gardening committee operate the garden in the summer term. They update us on their work on the Garden Noticeboard. Beside the garden is our outdoor classroom.

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