Green Schools

 

Green Schools 2012-2013

Co Ordinator: Mr Anthony Reynolds

Green Schools Project is managed in Ireland by An Taisce. It is a Euro-wide scheme that aims to increase environmental awareness and to encourage school communities to participate in the management of their surroundings. The Transition Year co-ordinate the programme and are supported and promoted locally by Laois County Council.  Heywood Community School has received two Green Flags for it’s participation in the recycling and energy programmes. As part of their review, An Taisce recommend the broadening of our waste management programme to include recycling of cans, paper, plastics and cardboard. Special bins for the collection of plastic bottles are in all social areas and at selected sites on the school grounds.  All the school community are asked to co-operate on these new initiatives. Heywood Community School has received two Green Flags for it’s participation in the recycling and energy programmes. As part of their review, An Taisce, recommend the broadening of our waste management programme to include recycling of paper, cans, plastics and cardboard. Special bins for the collection of plastic bottles are in all social areas and at selected sites on the school grounds.


Heywood Community School successfully achieved Green School status on 9th May 2002.

We were presented with this European Flag which will remain on display for 2 years for creating a clean environmentally friendly school. Every effort is being made to retain this highly coveted flag.

We retained the flag in 2005

Well done to Mr Dunphy and his Committee for their hard work and effort in making this a reality for the school.

Mr. Anthony Reynolds is now Green Schools Co-Ordinator in Heywood. The school received a Water Flag in May 2011 for making improvements in its water usage.

Recently, TY students completed a wall mural outlining the school’s achievements in Green Schools since it first entered the programme.