Green Schools

Green-Schools is an international education programme, which enables schools to take environmental issues from the curriculum and apply them to the day-to-day running of their school.

At Brannoxtown CNS, we are working towards our first flag for Litter and Waste. Our Green Schools Committee have written a Green Code and are working on reducing our waste across the school.

Our Green Schools Action Plan includes the following aims:

  1. Reduce overall waste in our school.

We can achieve this by:

  • encouraging ‘Green Lunchboxes’ e.g. reducing the amount of  single use plastics in our lunchboxes.
  • taking home any uneaten food, silver paper, wrappings, containers and cartons.
  • using reusable water bottles in school.
  • contacting parents via text message and email instead of sending letters.


  1. Reuse waste materials at school.

We can achieve this by:

  • using our recyclable waste for junk modelling and art projects.
  • using old, cleaned containers for measurement in maths and for play activities .
  • reusing paper in school as ‘scrap paper’.
  • hosting a book swap. 


  1. Ensure all waste is recycled correctly at school.

We can achieve this by:

  • putting soft plastics in the waste bin.
  • ensuring all recyclable material is put in the recycling bin.
  • checking that containers are empty and clean before putting them in the recycling bin.
  • creating posters to remind everyone how to use our classroom bins correctly.


We will also be planning a ‘Week of Action’ to support all the aims of our Action Plan. 

 Here are some resources you might find useful to use at home:





Our first meeting of the year in September 2019