St. Kilian's Litter & Recycling Awareness Day

January 31, 2012
28 students from the TY Environmental Studies class and some fifth years from the Green School Committee ran a litter and recycling day for first year student's at St. Kilian's. They received a guided tour of the school, were shown where the litter bins and recycling bins are, and instructed how to use them - what materials can be recycled in school and what can not. An emphasise was put on the need to put correct waste into the landfill bins and not to contaminate the recyclables.

All 90 first years were brought outside for a litter hunt around the school and succeeded in filling 4 full bags of rubbish as well as pulling the occasional chair and plastic box out of the hedge row! Afterwards they were brought inside and shown a slideshow which demonstrated just how dirty the corridors and social areas can get. Student's were also shown two short animated clips about recycling that were produced by the TY's as part of their environmental class.

Shortly after a table quiz based on recycling and litter was keenly contested.The students had a good time and were treated to some goodies for being good listeners and willing litter pickers. The first years also came up with their own slogans about litter and recycling which will be posted in the library.

St. Kilian's Litter Audit Day

January 20, 2012
The Neat Streets committee at St. Kilian's carried out a thorough litter audit of the school grounds. This included analyzing the contents of litter bins to determine the most common waste generated at the school.

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Give it a Swirl

January 19, 2012
Students at St. Kilian's get involved in Give it a Swirl Day and clean up the
public playing fields around the school


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St. Kilian's Targets

January 5, 2012
Following successful litter surveys, waste bin and recycling audits at St Kilian's, the committee has set targets of a 50% reduction in littering, 50% increase in recycling and a reduction in contamination of recyclables by 50%.

The school will increase awaremess around these issues and carry out a campaign to highlight the proper use of waste bins and recycling bins for the rest of the school; hold a poster competition - litter and recycling for 1st year's with prizes of vouchers for student...
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New Committee at St. Kilian's

December 23, 2011
St. Kilian's has formed a new Green-Schools committee. It comprises students from across the school rather than just TY Students. Some of these students have been involved in the schools recycling programme in the past and others have been on green school committees in the past in primary school.

We have 3 teachers on board and will expand the committee to include a parent rep and also a caretaker.

We have held 4 meetings to date and are actively pursuing our dual strategies of anti-litter and...
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