Green Schools Update

As reported in the spring edition of “Coláiste Éanna News”, the school community is actively working towards its second Green Flag in relation to Energy, and particularly energy awareness and savings that can be made by adopting a commonsense approach to the use of same.

In January and February of this year an energy awareness presentation was made to each class within the school outlining simple, though effective, ways of saving energy.  A poster was designed and displayed in each classroom reminding students and staff of ways to conserve energy.

To further highlight the idea of energy awareness and the need to conserve energy, a highly successful Art Competition was held which attracted a large number of entries. Thank you to each student who took part in the competition, but special congratulations must go to the following students who were the prize winners in the various categories.

Junior Category

1st Prize           Kevin Matthews A3

2nd Prize           David Matthews A2

3rd Prize           Viktor Lakota A2

Senior Category

1st Prize           Owen Lewis 5th Year

2nd Prize (joint winners) Mark Dunn 6th Year/ Colm Kelleher 5th Year

3rd Prize           Jehangir Faisal 5th Year


A range of entries to the Art Competition is currently on display throughout the school.

In addition, to further press home the need to conserve energy, an energy awareness squad was set up, consisting of a group of students, whose job it is to record the temperature in each of the school buildings, record whether lights are left on when not required, and whether doors and/or windows are left open inadvertently. It is hoped even simple measures like these will go some way in reducing our energy needs, and as a consequence reduce our energy bills!

In addition to our work in relation to Energy, our work in relation to the theme of Litter and Waste is ongoing. On Friday, April 8th – one of the sunniest and warmest days of the year – a group of second year students took part in The National Spring Clean event. This is the third successive year that Coláiste Éanna has taken part. Over the course of an afternoon students undertook a major clean up of the school grounds and playing fields, separating the litter and waste into specially colour coded bags for recycling as they went.

Well done to all concerned, but a special word of thanks must go to Mr. Dave Grant for all his hard work in keeping the school grounds looking so well on an on-going basis.