Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

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.

Presentation Primary School has participated in this programme since 2005 and has successfully achieved the following flags:

  1. Litter and waste
  2. Energy
  3. Water
  4. Travel
  5. Biodiversity

We are currently working on the Global Citizenship Litter and Waste flag.

Children from various classes have been involved in:

  • Green School Committee
  • Renewal of the flags achieved to date
  • Planning for the various flags
  • Planting Spring Bulbs and Vegetables
  • Harvesting Vegetables and Fruit
  • Baking Apple Crumble with fruit gathered from trees
  • Maintaining indoor plants
  • Feeding the birds
  • Making bird feeders
  • Observing and identifying garden birds
  • Butterfly Garden and Wildflower Patch
  • Insect Hotel
  • Log Pile
  • Other agencies e.g. Heritage in Schools, Waterford Area Partnership
  • Litter-picking
  • Anti-littering posters
  • Making Junk Art robots
  • WOW – Walk on Wednesday
  • Completing Nationality surveys with their classes
  • Completing projects based on different countries
  • Tasting food from different countries
  • Organising colouring competitions