Galway Community College

Green Schools

Green School

Green Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme, working with primary and secondary schools across the country. Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment Green-Schools is a student-led programme with involvement from the wider community.

Green Schools encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large.

Our Green Schools Committee, comprising of students and staff is focused primarily on the topical issue of Biodiversity this year, as well as maintaining our recycling efforts.

Our students have completed a Biodiversity survey within the school to find out what people already know about the topic in the school,

We are lucky to have a wonderful plant collection on the college grounds and one of the action plans of the Green School Committee this year is to increase the number of native plants on our grounds.

Since 2014 we have been developing a native woodland on one area of the college and this year we have planted 40 more native species in the woodland.

The Green School Committee has already completed a litter pick this year and will be organising our annual Green Week for early May, which will include guest speakers, school surveys/competitions and a spring clean of our extensive grounds.

The Green School Committee meets every Tuesday at lunch time and is always looking for more enthusiastic members, who care for the environment.


Help the Móinín Green


Keep the School really


Glan agus Slán

Is fiú an t-am

Galway Community College,
Wellpark Rd,

 091 755464

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