Step 1:- Green School Committee
Please read the link below to find out more about step 1 of our 7 steps programme for our biodiversity theme. The Green-Schools Committee aim to direct the Green-Schools programme/theme in St. Michael's. It is the driving force behind the programme and ensure that all 7 steps are carried out.
Step 2: Environmental Review
The aim of this step was to find out the current situation as regards 'Biodiversity' within St. Michael's. This was done in year one of our Biodiversity flag. First, the committee did a Biodiversity Awareness Survey from 2nd to 6th Class. See attached file for the results. We then repeated this on year 2 to see if there were many changes to the survey. See attached file for results also
The committee also did a Habitat Mapping of the school grounds. This is a visual representation of any areas related to biodiversity. The committee assessed what kind of habitats/space we have. From here we discussed plans for practical improvements/projects and these were put into our Action Plan. This was repeated again in year 2.
Step 3:- Action Plan
The aim of the Action Plan is to identify targets and goals to promote more biodiversity on our school grounds. The findings of the Environmental Review have identified targets for our Action Plan. See Action Plan below.
Our wildflower patch
Step 4- Monitoring and Evaluating
Monitoring and Evaluating involves ensuring that progress towards targets is checked, amendments are made where necessary and achievements are rewarded and celebrated. See Monitoring and Evalation below.
Step 5- Curriculum Work
This step links the Biodiversity Theme to all areas of the curriculum and what was taught in all lessons under the Biodiversity Theme.
Step 6- Informing and Involving
Step 6 ensures that the whole school and the wider community of Corcaghan and its surrounding areas, are aware of all the Green-School work that is being done in St. Michael's NS.
Step 7- Green Code
Our final step in the 7 steps Programme on our Biodiversity Theme is highlighting the theme in a fun and catchy way. We did a Whole School Competition and picked a number of lines from three different slogans and then combined two drawings to create the slogan belong. I hope you agree that it's impressive.