Beaufort, Killarney
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone number: 064-6644788
Email:cullinaschool@yahoo.com

Green School Flag

Our 8th Green Flag Award

Global Citizenship Marine Environment

We  were very excited to hear that some of our committee members were receiving the opportunity to travel to Cork to accept our 8th Green Flag on behalf of all the pupils and staff  of our school.Hope these photographs give you a feel of the pride and delight on the day.

 

Our Green School Team (2016-2018)

Our Green School Team 2016-2018 aims to direct and address all phases of the Green School’s Programme. This team is the driving force of the programme and ensures that all of the 7 steps are carried out.

Our Green School Team 2016-2018 aims to direct and address all phases of the Green School’s Programme. This team is the driving force of the programme and ensures that all of the 7 steps are carried out.

Global Citizenship Marine Environment is the eighth theme of the Green-Schools programme. As with the previous themes, you will see that this theme cross-cuts and integrates with previous themes in many ways.

As with the other Global Citizenships themes, Global Citizenship – Marine Environment has enabled us to discover how our work on the Green-Schools programme has, positively, influenced people and their local environments worldwide while focusing your work on our oceans and seas.

The theme of Global Citizenship – Marine Environment l focuses on the 70% of the planet that is covered by oceans.

We in Cullina N.S. keep our school staff and pupils well informed by displaying our recent findings and results on our notice board

Cullina N.S. is looking at Global Citizenship in relation to the Marine Environment. As we worked on the theme of Biodiversity before we understand the importance of eco-system; our oceans and seas are another very important ecosystem. That is why we have decided to focus the new Global Citizenship theme on the Marine Environment. We have been asking our pupils to identify the threats to the Marine Environment with a particular focus on Marine Litter

Explorers Education Programme

Christie from The Explorers Education programme visited our school today and introduced some of the pupils to the project we will embark on shortly. The aim of this programme is to enable the pupils to understand the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean.

Results of our Global Citizenship Marine Environment Survey for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018

Global Citizenship Marine Environment Awareness Survey

Year One:

What % of students and staff ever heard of the term Marine Litter?

77%

What % of students and staff can list 3 sources of Marine Litter

75%

What % of students and staff can list 3 reasons why marine litter is bad for the marine environment ?

68%

What % of students and staff can list 3 ways we can prevent Marine Litter entering the Marine Environment?

69%

What % of students and staff can list 3 ways in which Climate Change affects our Marine Environment all over the world?

67%

Year Two:

What % of students and staff ever heard of the term Marine Litter?

91%

What % of students and staff can list 3 sources of Marine Litter

89%

What % of students and staff can list 3 reasons why marine litter is bad for the marine environment ?

90%

What % of students and staff can list 3 ways we can prevent Marine Litter entering the Marine Environment?

89%

What % of students and staff can list 3 ways in which Climate Change affects our Marine Environment all over the world?

85%

Global Citizenship and Marine Environment Theme

6th Class Pupils researched various topics surrounding the Global Citizenship and Marine Environment Theme.

Aisling, Ava and Méabh researched to topic of Micro beads and astounded everybody with all their knowledge on this topic!

Aoibhinn and Molly researched how people are involved in marine litter. They used experiments to show us how oil affects our marine life.

Ruby, Ellie and Ava researched the topic How Global warming affects the Marine Environment. They used lots of photos to show us the damaging affect it has on coral.

Kilian, Darragh,Louis and Matthew researched how litter affects our Marine Environment. They stood up in front of all the classes and presented their project with confidence.

Adrian, Alfie and Liam researched life on our rocky shores! They talked about crabs, mussels etc and showed us pictures of them.

Donncha, Cathal and Shane presented their project on The Pacific Garbage Patch. They bombarded us with fascinating information about this area.

Pierce , Ruairí and Jeremiah researched the affects marine litter has on the environment. They gave us a lot of tips on how to reduce marine pollution.

The Latest addition to our classroom!

Our aquarium home to a prawn, a plaice, a hermit crab, a bead anemone and a butterfish!