Galway Community College

Green school projects

04-November-20
Green school projects

All the staff and students at GCC are committed to teaching, learning and working as sustainably as possible. We are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our energy, waste and water usage while also trying to promote environmental education and enhance biodiversity on our school grounds.

This year we are delighted to be chosen as secondary school champions for the National Park for Galway initiative.

We are currently involved in several green school’s projects which include:

1. Planting and maintenance of a native woodland on our school grounds

2.Reduce Plastic by providing reusable drink containers for all students, Instillation of water fountains, switching to biodegradable and compostable materials.

  1. Environmental Education.

We will be delivering the wonderful EcoEd4all modules to our dedicated environment class consisting of transition year and 5th year students who volunteered to take these classes. We are really looking forward to engaging with this interactive material covering climate change, biodiversity, circular economy and water pollution to name but a few.

Erasmus Project Climate change

This year we also are delighted to announce the launch of a three-year Erasmus project on Biodiversity at GCC.

This involves 3 schools from 3 countries collaborating with three wildlife NGO’s to research and document information about locally endangered species.

1, GCC in Ireland will be collaborating with the Irish Wildlife Trust.

  1. Prva susacka hrvatska gimnazija in Rijeka Croatia will work with EKO wildlife.

  1. INSTITUTO DE EDUCACION SECUNDARIA FELIX MURIEL Spain will work with SOCIEDADE GALEGA DE HISTORIA NATURAL.

15 students from each school will document information on a template about the species including: Classification, Natural History, abundance, causes of decline and possible corrective actions.

Students will also take part in field studies where possible and record these to share with students from other countries online.

These records will be published and disseminated as widely as possible through local media, social media and through multiplier events held at city hall once a year.

Some audio-visual elements of the project will be filmed and we have a commitment from our national broadcaster to show some of these on young people TV slots.

Students are due to visit each other’s countries to share their findings annually but this element has been delayed due to Covid 19.

Where possible students will implement recommended corrective actions by working with our local council, politicians, influencers and voluntary groups.

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Ireland

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