Green-Schools is an education programme aimed at schools to promote long term, whole school action for the environment. It aims to educate children in how they can help reduce waste and pollution and help our planet.  

Bottle Cap Collection

The green schools committee are hoping to paint and decorate our bike/scooted shed in hopes to make it more inviting for the pupils if Scoil Mháthair Dé. They hope it will encourage more pupils to travel to school by bike or scooter. 

As part of this project the pupils plan to incorporate some recycling into the project by making a bottle cap mural. This is where you can help! Please collect as many plastic screw to bottle caps for your drink bottles at home. Send them to school with your child, where they can add them to our collection area. When we have enough bottle caps the mural can begin.  

Green-Schools FLags

The pupils of Scoil Mhathair Dé have worked very hard over the years to achieve 3 Green-Schools Flags. These flags were earned for litter, water and energy.  We are currently working towards gaining our flag for Sustainable travel. 

Sustainable Travel

Sustainable travel means choosing a method of travel that is eco-friendly and does not harm the environment and or affect local people’s lives. To gain our Green-Schools flag and help the environment, we encourage as many parents and pupils as possible, to walk, scoot or cycle to school. If this is not possible, why not try park 'n' stride or carpooling? 

To find out more about the travel theme click here - Green-Schools Travel - YouTube

Our Committee

Here is our original Sustainable Travel Green-Schools Committee, made up of pupils form 3rd - 6th class. 

Cycle to School Week 2021

What an amazing effort! Well done to all the boys and girls who cycled to school during National Cycle to School week this year! 

Scoot to school Week

When Scoot to School week and Seachtain na Gaeilge fall at the same time, why not include a scooter parade? Wow, this was so fun! Well done to all the children who came to school on their scooters. Big shout out to the parents who helped decorate the scooters for the parade!