Neat Streets Awards 2011/12
Of the twenty secondary schools that signed up for Neat Streets in 2011, sixteen schools completed the programme successfully and were awarded the Neat Streets award in recognition of their actions and achievements in litter management.
Schools were presented with their Neat Streets awards by Mr. Fergus O'Dowd, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, at an awards ceremony in Tailors' Hall, Dublin, on 25th May 2012.
Prior to receiving the award each attending school gave a presentation of their Neat Streets programme's. These were very impressive and can be viewed by clicking here.
In addition to receiving their Neat Streets award 8 schools were also awarded their first Green Flag, for successfully implementing the Green-Schools programme.
See opposite for some photos of the awarded schools.
Students and teachers from secondary schools across Leinster came together at An Taisce’s headquarters in Dublin for the first ever Neat Streets conference on 21st February 2012.
The conference gave schools the opportunity to share experiences and ideas for tackling litter at school. During the conference students of all ages and backgrounds worked together in teams to come up with ideas and solutions to litter and littering. They also explored attitudes to littering, debated different points of view, investigated some of the issues, and designed anti-litter campaigns.
The teachers meanwhile got a chance to discuss their own experiences and pass on their expertise to one another through a focused workshop setting, with An Taisce staff.
Overall the conference proved very popular and was ultimately a great success. Participants will now take their experience and knowledge back to their schools and introduce new ideas and actions to their Neat Streets programmes at a local level.