Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh

Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co. Cork

Green Schools


Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
Unlike a once-off project, it is a long-term programme that introduces participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the concept of an environmental management system. However, Green-Schools is far more than just an environmental management system.

Green School News

  • Single Use Plastics - Continue Reading
  • National Spring Clean - Well done to our Green Schools committee who took part in the National Spring clean. They picked up lots of rubbish from the school grounds and the roads around our school. They filled up two bags!!   Continue Reading
  • Seed Bombs -   Our Green schools Committee planted wildflower seed bombs in the area behind the bike rack in our school. The seed bombs contain organic annual and perennial native wildflower seeds, to feed Bees, pollinators & many other wildlife species. Continue Reading
  • Cobh Tidy Towns Visit 2nd Class - 2nd class were very lucky to have Ruth Ring from Cobh Tidy Towns and Orsolya Becsey from Cobh Zero Waste (a tandem group set up in Cobh to promote using less single use items and more reuse to be more sustainable)  come in and tell them about all the work that they do to help… Continue Reading
  • Cobh Zero Waste - Well done to our Green Schools Committee at a recent event in Cobh community centre organised by Cobh Zero Waste. Members of our committee presented a PowerPoint all about Marine Plastic Pollution. They also got to engage with and listen to the children from other Green Schools Committees in Cobh. Thanks to Cobh Zero Waste… Continue Reading
  • 2 minute Street Clean - Marine Environment - Global citizenship. We are working towards our 8th Green Flag. Our committee did a 2 minute street clean. We found so much litter and after sorting it we decided to graph our results. The item we found most of, was plastic bottles...surprise surprise!! So we are continuing on with our: 'The Greener… Continue Reading
  • 2 Minute Street Clean - Marine Environment - Global citizenship. We are working towards our 8th Green Flag. Our committee did a 2 minute street clean. We found so much litter.  After sorting it we decided to graph our results. The item we found most of, was plastic bottles...surprise surprise!! So we are continuing  with our: 'The Greener the Bottle… Continue Reading
  • Spuds in the Mud! - This week all the sixth classes planted potatoes in the school garden. We learned about seed dispersal and how animals help in spreading seeds. We also learned about tubers, rhizomes and corms. We planted crocus and potatoes in three steps. Step 1.Start digging a trench that’s 10 cm deep and 1 m long {depends on… Continue Reading
  • Green School - Sustainable Futures Presentation at Sirius Art Centre Wednesday 28th March: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm The Green-Schools committee from Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh will share their artwork created in collaboration with artist Carol Anne Connolly. YMCA, Cobh will be screening a short film made in collaboration with artist Colette Lewis and participants of the creative… Continue Reading
  • Green School News, May - Low Energy Day - 31st May 2017 Our green schools committee have come up with a great idea to hold a Low Energy Day in school at the end of May. Our aim is to try and reduce the amount of energy we use on this day. All classes will make a huge effort to… Continue Reading