St Raphaela's Secondary School

Green Schools

Green Schools

Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community. The programme is operated and coordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (FEE member for Ireland).

Green-Schools for Everyone

Green-Schools’ mission is to protect planet Earth – our shared home to which we all belong – and we want everyone involved! We warmly welcome participants of all backgrounds, cultures, races and ethnicities, religions and belief systems, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. Equity, diversity and social justice are fundamental to our values – so whoever you are, we can’t wait to have YOU involved!

This year, the GSC received a grant from the Department of Education to promote the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development to 2030. This grant will be used to purchase of a Potting Shed for Green Schools Committee and the wider use of the school. We One of the aims of this programme is to empower students to plan and implement biodiversity projects on the grounds of the school. We have created several areas for the benefit of wildlife, students and staff. While we normally purchase plants, shrubs and trees, we have decided to implement a plan to try to produce some of our own planting requirements from seed. There are several benefits to this plan. We obviously reduce the cost of planting. We also show students, staff and the wider community (Through social media) the benefits of this method of production. We also hope that students and staff in other curricular areas can benefit from this endeavour. For example, we plan to have students produce their own vegetables and herbs for the Home Economics department and, in time, create a small TY led plant/garden centre with some of our products for sale.

St. Raphaela’s Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
01 288 8730
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