Green Schools World Earth Day
April 22nd - World Earth Day - The Earth is in our Hands.
As part of our commitment to our Green Schools theme - Water - Children in Killusty School engaged in environmental based activities to mark the importance of this day. Children in the Junior Room reconstructed an oil spill in water and explored the challenges of cleaning up such a catastrophe. They also completed a whole-class Acrostic poem based on Water and an art presentation with an important message. Children in the Senior Room created very colourful agamographs and looked at ways of reducing our carbon footprint. .
World Water Day 2023
On March 22nd 2023 Killusty School celebrated World Water Day. We completed a WALK FOR WATER activity which we incorporated into our Green Schools work for our Water Flag and also our Active Schools Flag work. On that day we also remembered the people around the world without any access to clean drinking water.
Green Schools 2023
We are currently working towards our Third Green Flag - Water.
The Big Dig
Children in Killusty N.S. enjoyed an Archaeology Day with the School of Irish Archaeology on Monday, February 13th. The children excavated for treasure and made coins the Viking way!
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The senior room children enjoyed a special delivery of chips from the proceeds of their Junior Entrepreneur project, which capped off a very successful programme.
Tipperary Community Games Finals
Children enjoyed great success at the highly competitive County Tipperary Commmunity games finals in Thurles on Saturday the 18th June. Gus O'Flynn came 3rd in the Boys Under 8s Art competition winning the bronze medal. Imogen Coen competing in the Girls Under 10 Art, also came in 3rd place and won the bronze medal. Aaron Feery partcipating in the Boys Under 12 handwriting, finished in 2nd place and won the silver medal. Congratulations to our medal winners and all who took part and represented Fethard/Killusty with pride.
We were delighted to receive our Certificate for completing the Incredible Edible programme run by Agri Aware. We were even more delighted to find out we were awarded the gold school award for all our efforts.
Visit From Fire Fighters
On Monday 13th of June a member from the local Fire Brigade visited Killusty N.S. and gave a talk to all the children about Fire Safety at home and in school. Children benefited by learning very worthwhile fire-safety messages and protocols.
An Taisce Spring Clean 2022
All children participated in the An Taisce Spring Clean in April 2022
Children in the Senior Room in Killusty N.S. collaborated with the local Community on environmental education. They participated in a bio-diversity project - Migrating Birds in our local area. The children drew pictures and created stories about migrating birds.
They embraced the opportunity to think about Biodiversity and observe our visiting nature from other parts of the world.
We did it again!
Killusty N.S. is a proud participant of the Green-schools programme. The aim of the programme is to make environmental awareness and action, part of the life and ethos of the school.
In 2021 we built on the success of our First Green Flag for Litter and Waste and were proudly awarded our second green flag for Energy and Global Citizenship. Check out our Project Focus below.
We are conserving energy as best we can by turning off our lights and computers when not in use. Our main area of focus was researching the fashion industry and identifying ways of how we can be more sustainable with our fashion choices.
The clothing & textile industry is the second largest contributor to global pollution. The process of making textiles is both energy-demanding and pollutant-intensive, involving huge amounts of water, energy, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
To combat this we can REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE AND REPAIR our clothes!
Our Green Schools Board
To boot, congratulations to the sixth class who
who won the Energy Competition in the local Library.