Killavullen NS
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Bí cliste, tabhair aire le huisce!

Over these two years the Green Schools committee worked hard to achieve our third green flag, the Green Flag for Water. This involved presentations at assembly to raise awareness (see below on how much water it takes to make a T shirt!) and monitioring our water usgage at the water meter. Armed with the damning facts, the committee campaigned to replace the school’s turn-taps with push-taps and to install water blocks (using recylced milk cartons filled with water in the cisterns) to reduce the amount of water needed for every flush. They drew support from outside the school by emailing Cork County Council and received a water butt for rainwater harvesting. Read on for more!


Our Green School – Water Flag Committee is made up of pupils from 3rd to 6th Class. They work hard to promote physical activity in our school. We have held socially distanced meetings to discuss and plan upcoming events and Green School Week. 

Our Committee are involved in:

  • Helping to plan Green School events
  • Sharing Green School announcements on the intercom
  • Speaking to classes about our Green Schools events and bringing ideas to committee meetings
  • Organising and judging Gren School competitions, such as our slogan competition and fancy dress
  • Encouraging everyone to think of our planet! 🙂


We use our Green School noticeboard to display the great work done in our school.  At the start of the process, we held a competition throughout the school to find our new Green Flag slogan.  

The winning slogan below, was heard over and over again that year, was very appropriate and is posted in every toilet and every sink.

Bí cliste, tabhair aire le huisce!


Over these two years the Green Schools committee worked to achieve the Green Flag for Water. To kick-start their campaign, they gave an interesting presentation on how much water it takes to make a T shirt. Their research revealed some startling facts-

– Only 1% of the Earth’s water is non-salty and accessible, and 70% of that is used for agriculture.

– It takes 2,700 litres of water to make one cotton T-shirt. That’s enough for one person to drink for 900 days.

– One load of laundry takes 40 gallons of water and drying it requires five times the energy it did to wash it.  There is a solution – use less water and less energy! Their message:

Bí cliste, tabhair aire le huisce!

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