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Clara NS Green Schools


The school is very proactive with regard to our responsibility towards Climate Change and our duties to educating the next generations. We currently have 6 Green Flags with the latest flag being achieved in 2019-2020. Over the years our Deputy Principal, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Gallagher and Ms. Curran have all led the school in our pursuit of our various Green Flags and all green initiatives.

The 6 Green Flags were achieved for the school community’s work in the following areas:

1. Litter and Waste

2. Energy

3. Water

4. Transport

5. Biodiversity

6. Global Citizenship

Green Schools Committee 2019-20

6th Class:   Lucy Boyd          Sean Cooke

5th Class:   Aoibhe Callery  Zak Prizeman 

                    Colette Comerford

4th Class:   Alice Kennedy    Jamie Walsh

3rd Class:   Emily Phelan      Matthew Cooke

2nd Class:  Katy Murphy       Liam O’Callaghan

1st Class:   Tilly O’Regan      Patrick Carroll

Snr Infs:     Jay Pollock  

Teacher:    Ms. Curran       

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Green Code

Our Green Code for Litter, Energy and Water

• We will wash out our milk and yogurt cartons and put them in the recycle bin.
• We will reuse our drinking bottles by refilling them at home and recycle them when they are unusable.
• If we bring in tinfoil we will bring it home again and reuse it the following day.
• We will use the clothes, phone and battery recycling banks in the school.
• We will only turn on the lights when necessary.
• We will turn off radiators before opening windows.
• We will turn OFF appliances when they are not in use.
• We will close external and internal doors to keep in the heat.
• We will use the dual controls on the toilets correctly.
• We will ensure taps are turned off after use and not leave water running.
• Any broken taps or leaks will be reported immediately.
• When washing up after Art lessons we’ll fill the basins with water and not let the water run.

Our Green Schools Noticeboard is Looking Good!

Thank you Ann O'Shea for all your help!

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Walkability Audit

Chiara from An Taisce, Mr Mulrooney and the Green Schools Committee carried out a “Walkability Audit” outside our school.  They determined that our narrow country road is not best suited for walking.


Cycling in Clara National School 

Cycling is a very important part of our Green Schools programme. We have some great pics here 1. Some of our pupils promoted cycle safety in the Kilkenny St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 2. Cycling Course at Our School and 3. Bikes parked at our school as some of our pupils start to cycle to school. 


Our Water Conservation Picture Winners - Congrats All!

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