On Thursday 10th June 2010 a Green Flag was hoisted over Waterford ETNS. It was a very proud moment for all the children, staff and parents. Since the school opened in 2002 environmental awareness and green issues have been at the heart of school life, and this Green Flag was the culmination of many years of hard work from all in the school community.
As part of the Green Schools programme and in order to be awarded a Green Flag a school must write an environmental charter. At Waterford Educate Together N.S. the children took a creative approach to writing the school’s environmental charter. A group of children from sixth class worked together and wrote a song with a strong environmental message called ‘Recyclebeat’. The song was recorded by the children with the help and support of Patrick Hennessy, an S.N.A. in the school. ‘Recyclebeat’ was then given to all the classes to learn. The song was very popular with the children and soon all the school were singing the song.
Listen to the song here!