The Green School Committee of St. Patrick’s N.S. Drangan organised their second “Save Energy Day” on Friday 9th March 2012. Pupil, parents and staff made a huge effort to reduce energy and fuel consumption. Weather conditions were in our favour this year, bright sunshine and mild temperatures encouraged everyone to walk, cycle or car-pool to school.
There was no traffic congestion in Drangan on Friday morning, because pupils, parents and teachers used their own energy to arrive at school. Pupils woke earlier filled with excitement, left home earlier to travel on foot, on their bicycles or in their neighbour’s car. One student rode her pony to school, much to the joy of all the pupils.
Since September 2010 the pupils and staff have been striving daily to reduce electricity usage. The pupils have raised awareness amongst adults in “Save Energy” strategies to be practised in the home. The majority of parents left their cars at home and walked or cycled with their children to and from school. Car-pooling, was carefully planned between neighbouring families, to transport the younger pupils more economically. A large saving in petrol and diesel was achieved through our Save Energy Day. It was a memorable school day for the entire school community.
In the afternoon trees were planted in the school grounds to celebrate National Tree Week. Well done to the Green School committee at St. Patrick’s N.S. Drangan.