Presentation Secondary School Thurles Green School Success!

The Green school Committee in Presentation Secondary School, Thurles has had a busy yet successful year.

The school applied for another green flag, the water conservation flag. In order to achieve this flag a number of tasks had to be completed. During the week of the 11th to the 18th of November last, the school held a Water Awareness week.

Teachers were asked to choose a water related topic for their lesson during this week. Luckily, there is a chapter in all the language books on this subject,as well as being part of the Science and Geography curriculum.

Compared to the same week last year, it was the discovered that during this year’s Water Awareness Week students consumed three litres less water per day.

Mr.Sean Hartigan from an Taisce visited the school on the 18th of March and met Miss Coady, Miss Olivia O’Brien, the committee and two science classes.

He was impressed by all the surveys the committee had conducted, the art competitions that the students entered and the great efforts made by TY students to monitor recycling and the energy consumption in the school.

Mr. Hartigan was also impressed by fifth year art student Amie Taylor’s achievement as her drawing won a place on the EHAI calendar for December.

He liked the Junk Couture images displayed and the fact that our litter motto ‘Throw the Sliothar, Not the Litter’ is used on Tipp FM radio.

In general the commitment to recycling as shown by our clearly marked designated bins said it all.

We were delighted to receive the news on April 28th that we were awarded the Water Conservation Flag by An Taisce and overjoyed to learn that out of 26 schools in the region we won the top award - €750 for the school.

The school was presented with a crystal trophy by the Minister for the Environment, Mr Phil Hogan at a ceremony on May 6th in Croke Park, Dublin.

Presentation Secondary School, Thurles were one of four registered winners in the country and CEIST congratulates all involved on this great achievement. 

Pictured above at the Green-Schools Irish Water awards ceremony are Presentation Thurles students receiving their water school of the year award from Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan TD.