Green Schools

Green Schools in Ireland

Green-Schools in Ireland is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce . Over 3,600 primary, secondary and special schools in Ireland (>88% of all Irish schools) are currently participating part in the programme and 2573 schools have been awarded the Green Flag. Green-Schools is a themed and seven-step programme.

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Green Schools Committee 2019/2020


W.O.W resumes for the last term of school !

Marine Action Day

Here are some of the amazing projects presented on Marine Action Day. Well done to all for such a huge effort on their work. Thank you to Mrs. Murphy also our Green Schools Coordinator.

Junior Infants Dolphin Facts And Waves in the Sea Song:

Senior Infants – Dolphin Facts

1st Class singing our Green Schools Code:

2nd Class Presenting some interesting facts:

3rd Class presenting their projects:

4th Class Presenting their projects:

5th Class Presenting their projects:


Green Schools Poster Competition


Please click on the link below to select and submit your favourite code to win!

National Marine Conference

DP Energy Visit

WOW Begins Again!

FB first day of WOW

Green School Committee 2016-2017


Raising of our 7th Greenschools Flag

We have been awarded our 7th green flag for Global Citizenship /Energy.This is a great achievement for Baltydaniel N.S. Children are actively involved in all aspects of the Energy theme. We looked at energy in our own school and and we investigated energy globally. The G.S committee read the E.S.B meter every day and calculate the amount of energy used each day. We had a low carbon day on the 30th of Sept. last year. E.SB usage was kept to a minimum and as a result we reduced our E.S.B by 30 kw.  We conducted lighting audits and appliance audits. Children learned about low carbon foods and high carbon foods. We researched energy efficient appliances  and children can recognise the energy star label on electrical appliances. We kept up to date with the COP 21 conference on climate change in Paris.  We learned about the problems associated with climate change and how they affect the less developed countries.  We emailed a school in Wales to see how they managed energy in their school.We have maintained and monitored our previous green school themes ie litter & waste, water, travel and bio-diversity. Our school formed a new green code for Global citizenship energy.

Stop the pollution

We need a solution

Re-cycle our waste

To keep our world safe.

This code has been incorporated into daily school life in Baltydaniel as we are constantly switching off lights and appliances, reducing energy, walking & cycling to school and recycling litter and clothes We all have a part to play in leading Ireland’s battle against climate change..

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Greenschools National WOW Day

WOW FB and Web

Open Night 2017


Green School News!


Lifetime Lab – Energy Workshop


St. Vincent de Paul Food Appeal

Many thanks to all the families in Baltydaniel NS who donated so generously to our St. Vincent de Paul food appeal. The children brought their donations to the Gate Cinema and in return were given free entry to the film ‘Finding Dory’. They thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to the Gate cinema for their very generous invite and for organising the event.

Look what we have grown in our vegetable garden!!


National COW Day

78 children took part in Cow Day today. Well done everyone!!


Bike Day 

Thanks to Paul Birchall from Pi Cycles Mallow for giving a safety talk and cycle demonstrations.

Garda Liam Doyle Visits Our School

Thanks to Garda Liam Doyle for visiting our school today. Liam spoke to 5th Class about road safety and gave 3rd class a cycling lesson.

Garda Liam Doyle

Green Code Winners 

” Stop The Pollution,  We Need A Solution. Recycle Our Waste To Keep Our World Safe”

The Green Code is our statement of belief. We are trying to stop emissions world wide to reduce global warming and keep our world safe.

International WOW Day!! 

Today Wednesday  18th May is International WOW Day. We had a total of 98 who took part.


Green Schools Code Survey – click on link to choose and submit.

Senior Infants – Planting Onions in the Garden

National ‘Scoot to School’ Day 9th March, 48 boys and girls took part.

scoot to school 2016

Scoot to School


 RSA Talk

Karen McCarthy from RSA called to our school and gave the children a talk on the importance of road safety.


Green Schools News September 2015

Green Schools Committee

Green Schools News Our theme this year is Global Citizenship and Energy. We are reviewing the theme Energy and continue to find ways to reduce our output. We plan to do this by conducting an audit and carrying out an awareness audit. We will add a global dimension this year by studying Climate Change. We will form a new committee. Names of children interested will go forward and each child from 3rd -6 th will get to vote for their preferred candidate. We have harvested a great variety of vegetables, including potatoes, onions, carrots, vegetable marrow, peas, strawberries, tomatoes and parsley from our school garden. Well done to all the classes that planted and cared for them. WOW will take place each Wednesday from Greenvale Estate at 8.50am. Please wear a high vis jacket if you have one. All families are very welcome. Litter free lunches (no wrappings) will continue every Wednesday and Thursday; this activity helps reduce our litter in school. Thanks to all for your support for our Green Schools programme.


Baltydaniel NS Recieves it’s 6th Greenschool Flag!

6th Greenschools Flag


On 16th June we held a Celebration Morning where T.D. Tom Barry came to our school to raise our 6th Greenschool Flag. It was a very enjoyable morning and we were all very proud to see the flag being risen.

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

A big well done to all the boys and girls who brought in shoeboxes as part of the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. We try to donate as best we can every year to this very worthy cause, this year we have collected a total of 140 shoeboxes! A sincere thank you to all the big people at home who helped the children with this donation it is much appreciated. Also thank you to Martina O Sullivan who organises the collectin of these boxes every year.

Well done to everybody for working together in making a human chain to deliver the Team Hope Shoeboxes, lots of hands certainly make light work. And so the journey begins from Newtwopothouse to Africa to make children in need happy this Christmas, thank you again to everybody for donating and thank you also to Martina, Helen and Brian who organised the collection today.


Visit from International Photagrapher Mark Condren

The boys and girls from 1st-6th Class were very lucky to have a special guest visit them today! Mark Condren a well renowned International Photographer for The Irish Independant came to speak to the children about his adventures both home and abroad in conjuction with our Greenschools Theme this year ‘Global Citizenship’. We heard some very touching and some frightening stories. Mark who recently returned home from Sierra Lionen where they are suffering from the Ebola outbreak spoke with great enthusiasm and passion to the boys and girls about what it is for everybody to mind each other and how important global citizenship is. A huge thank you to Mark and his two sons Ben & Aaron who travelled from Dublin with their Dad to see us today. It was extremly interesting and eye opening stuff !




Visit from Cllr John Paul O’Shea

A huge thank you to local Councillor John Paul O’ Shea who came to our school today as part of our Global Citizenship theme in Greenschools. He spoke to the children alot about the topic and he had some very interesting stories about his trip to Equador where he taught children english.


Walk/ Cycle on Wednesday

Cycle on Wednesday