Green-Schools is an international environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment.
Green-Schools fosters a strong sense of citizenship and leadership among participants that spreads far outside the school into the wider community. It also promotes a strong sense of teamwork among teachers, pupils and the wider community to reach a common high-level goal. It brings pupils into the decision-making process and makes them responsible for their decisions and actions. In fact it could be best described as being ‘more than the sum of its parts’. In Our Lady’s College, no effort is spared on the part of teachers and pupils to achieve these standards in caring for our shared environment.
Our Lady’s College was awarded the Green Flag in 2007 and is preparing to renew that flag at present. In addition the very active Green Schools committee is aiming to achieve the Energy Flag during the school year 2009-2010.