Firies National School has been involved in the Green Schools initiative since 2001. We are currently working on our 9th Green Flag – Global Citizenship Travel. The Green Schools Travel Officer Angela Wall visited our school on 2nd March 2022 and we carried out a walkability audit around the school and village. We looked at signage, footpaths and lightening. Angela will help us to put a report together and send off to Kerry County Council.
Global Citizenship Marine (2018 - 2020)
At the beginning of a new theme each school must carry out an Environmental Review. This evaluates how much a school knows in relation the new theme. The same review is then carried out 2 years later to see the improvements that hopefully have been made. See reviews on graphs that the 6th Class made to show our results.
Whatever theme is being worked on, all classes must show they have linked the theme into their Curriculum work. Look at some of our fabulous pictures.
With every theme that is being worked on by a school, they must also develop a slogan/a saying that goes with the theme. Our Green Code for 'Marine Environment' was developed by Niamh Ferris.
Our assessor for this years Green Schools is Green Schools Travel Officer Angela Wall. We look forward to continuing our work with Angela throughout the year.