On Wednesday, April 9 staff and students from St. Farnan’s Post Primary participated in An Taisce’s National Spring Clean initiative.
The event was organised by Science teacher and Green Schools Coordinator, Andrew Little and Science teacher, Sheree Murphy. All year groups from the school were involved in the event at some stage throughout the day. The initiative saw almost 250 St. Farnan’s students clean up the school grounds and the town of Prosperous. The event was part of St. Farnan’s post primary’s efforts to achieve a green flag in November 2014.
Currently the school are working on the green flag theme; waste and litter. Staff and students have been working tirelessly to reduce the amount of waste the school produces and to increase the amount of recycling. In addition to this event, the school is kept litter free by the green schools committee on a daily basis, the school has become self sufficient in its supply of compost for the grounds and the number of refuse bins collected has decreased compared to last year. National spring clean offered the chance for St. Farnans to extend their efforts into the surrounding community. The event was a great success with all areas of the town being left litter free by the end of the school day.