Welcome to the Scoil Naomh Bárra Green Schools Initiative! 

Green Schools 2020/2022

Welcome to our Green Schools page.

We are active in the Green Schools Initiative and currently have four flags as follows:

1. Litter/Waste & Recycling

  1. Energy
  2. Water
  3. Travel

We are currently starting to work achieving our 5th flag – Biodiversity. Biodiversity is all about plants and animals.

Our ultimate aim is to make students, parents and teachers aware of the importance of Biodiversity in our world.

Biodiversity is so important that 2011-2020 has been declared the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, has this to say:

“Biodiversity underpins the functioning of the ecosystems on which we depend for food and fresh water, health and recreation, and protection from natural disasters. Its loss also affects us culturally and spiritually. This may be more difficult to quantify, but it is nonetheless integral to our wellbeing“.

In the coming weeks we will have our Action Plan below and you can follow our progress as we work through the Green Schools Biodiversity programme!


Biodiversity Green Code

  1. To monitor the wildlife coming to our school grounds.
  2. To understand the relationship between the other themes and biodiversity.
  3. To explore the biodiversity in the local environment.
  4. To inform parents and the wider community of the things we do to foster a love for our world and our responsibility to maintain it.


November 2020