In 2012 Martinstown NS applied for our first Green Flag from Green Schools Ireland. The Green Schools Programme covers different aspects of the environment:
- Litter and Waste
- Global Citizenship
The school has been awarded Green Flags for its committed work on Litter & Waste, Water, Energy and Global Citizenship. The school committee is currently working towards a new flag based on the area of Travel.
Green Flag 2023 Update
On Wednesday 17th, May 2023 Mr Gilbourne, Claire Whelan, Áine O’ Connor and James Moloney travelled to Cork to collect the latest Green Schools Flag for Biodiversity. It was a fun day out. As a school we are very proud of this achievement. Well done all in keeping our school so tidy and clean.
Biodiversity looks at steps which can be taken in schools to increase awareness of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats, and to increase species-richness in a locality.