KILDARE footballer Johnny Doyle paid a visit to Scoil Bhride Kill to witness the raising of the school’s second green flag.
Since staff and students moved into new environmentally friendly school in September and they have been monitoring their energy usage and comparing it to the comsumption in the old school.
This monitoring and the efforts to conserve energy in as many ways as possible means the school has managed to cut the electricity bill by a staggering 60%.
“This has been done even though we have a far larger building now than at the previous school and there are a number of reasons for this,” principal Tom Cunnane told the Leader.
The new building has an A3 BER Rating which is extremely efficient. Storage heaters are no longer used for heating as they were in the old school. Mr. Cunnane also said the efforts of the staff and children to cut down on waste have been very successful
Also on the agenda on the care was Ice Cream day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. All the children were asked to make a small donation to DSI and they all received an ice cream.