The pupils and teachers from the Donegal schools took part in a variety of fun games and activities to increase their knowledge on water conservation.
The main objective of the forum was to provide advice and ideas to each school in order to increase their water use efficiency and provide support as they work on the Green-Schools Water theme.
An Taisce Green-Schools has teamed up with Irish Water to support schools undertaking the Water theme of the Green-Schools programme throughout Ireland.
The Green-Schools Water theme encourages participating schools to improve their water efficiency and to conserve water by adopting simple measures through a seven-step framework. Operated by An Taisce, Green-Schools promotes and acknowledges long-term whole school action for the environment across seven themes including water, energy, waste and sustainable transport.
Green Schools Officer Ruth Gaj-McKeever commented “It was a real pleasure to see the dedication and enthusiasm of all the Donegal schools that attended the forum. It show’s great promise that the future generation will be extremely water wise”.
In addition, Irish Water and An Taisce have launched a competition to find the Irish Water Green-School of the Year and a poster competition open to all schools currently working towards their Green Flag for Water.
These competitions will recognise innovation and creativity among primary and secondary schools who have achieved success in reducing their water consumption, spreading awareness about water issues and involving their community in their Green-Schools Water Programme.
Visit www.greenschoolsireland.org for more information.
Th Donegal schools who attended the Water Forums were:
Holy Trinity N.S. (Model School)
Scoil Bhríde (Convoy)
St. Eunan’s N.S.
Crannogbui National School
Letterkenny Educate Together
St Riaghan’s NS
Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistrí
Scoil Mhuire (Inishowen)
St. Columbas National School
Scoil an Aingil Choimheadai (Keadue N.S)