Shielbaggan School leading the way
24th April 2014
School on top of the Leaderboard
Shielbaggan convent has been recycling used batteries since June 2013. In September 2013 they also got the local community involved
Their Principal included an article on battery recycling in the school newsletter and told parents about the www.weeepledge.ie website.
They also had an article in the local Parish newsletter. Since then they have sent updates to the community via the Parish newsletter and local notes in the local paper
The WEEE Pledge A3 poster from www.weeepledge.ie website was placed on the “Green Notice Board” and on their Front Door of the school.
So what did everyone think of the WEEE Pledge program
The children think the programme is a really good idea as it makes children aware of recycling. The Leader board is great because it makes us competitive and we want to stay on top!
Involving the Pupils & Community.
The children made sure their families knew about the WEEE Pledge battery collection, this included grandparents, aunts and uncles !!
Each child in the school was given a small WEEE Ireland blue battery box for home and when it was full it’s contents where put into the bigger WEEE boxes in school. Neighbours and friends also sent in their batteries in bags and boxes!!
Shielbaggan convent began to work on their first Green Flag in 2012. There wasn’t much work to do on the waste side so they decided to concentrate on recycling. They have also been recycling ink cartridges, mobile phones and clothes to date
They had their First Green Flag inspection in March 2014 and are awaiting good news from An Taisce!!