Blackrock College Awarded An Taisce Green Schools Biodiversity Flag
An Taisce Green Schools Biodiversity Flag
Congratulations to Mr Copeland and our Green Schools Committee on the receipt of our 4th Green Schools flag, presented at The Helix, DCU on Wednesday 24th May.
Willow Park First Year and Junior School also received their biodiversity flag. We have been working together to enhance biodiversity as a Green Campus. A range of projects were undertaken over a two year period which included the creation of biodiversity sites, tree trail, restoration of the Holocaust Memorial Garden, outdoor classrooms, brimstone butterfly project, nature walks, bird surveys, nest boxes and feeding stations.
We are very fortunate to have the world of nature on our doorstep. As custodians of our natural world we must continue to protect and develop this biodiversity resource for future generations of Blackrock students.
I thank Conor Bailey (6th Year) and his innovative and enthusiastic committee comprising students from 2nd, 3rd, Transition Years and 5th Years who have worked tirelessly under the guidance of Green Schools Coordinator Mr Cathal Copeland. This flag was very much a collaborative effort and the Green Schools Committee would like to acknowledge the constant support of the College management, Subject, Maintenance, Housekeeping and Grounds Departments and Dean Eaton (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council) over the last two years.