Friday 15th February marked a day of climate action for primary schools students across the European Union. Inspired by teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who addressed world leaders at the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Summit and the World Economic Forum, environmentally conscious students are calling on their governments to take action on global warming.
Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann marked the day by unveiling a wonderful piece of art work created by Grace Hamilton. The whale image is set on composite aluminium measuring 2.44m x 1.22m and Ballycotton Island can be seen in the background. The image has opened the door to many conversations within and beyond the classroom. It’s plastic pollution theme is a reminder to us all to say no to single-use plastics. This is a theme that our Green School’s committee are taking very seriously and all of the Gaelscoil students have committed to using re-usable drink bottles.
Aquatic biologist Frances Gallagher was present at the unveiling to explain about the effects of plastic pollution on the sealife off Ireland’s coasts. Together we can make a difference but we need to start now.
Our Planet Our Future.