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Tipperary Solar Schools Voting Time

7 Dec 2018

Here are the fantastic ideas the schools in Tipperary came up with that they could do on Renewable Energy or Climate Change

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NameIdea
Cloughjordan No.1 National SchoolBright Futures - Kids Festival - Enjoying Free-Power ( pollution free carbon free, )
A Free electricity/power festival, with solar and potato powered lights, a pedal- powered disco, , uni-cycling, cycling, skating, skateboarding , , solar s’mores, local hand pressed apple juice, solar powered project competition, , free (solar) battery recharging/swapping, kids orchestra,  electric car trips, climate change quiz sheets, and more,
With follow up activities in school:
Links with Green Schools for our 7th flag.
Solar Fun Week,
 Science experiments/ Maths links, Drama -Legends, SPHE links etc.
Ursuline Secondary SchoolTo raise awareness on climate change, which is serious issue in recent times and for the future, we could hold a day where everyone walks or cycles to school to cut down on Carbon Dioxide emissions which cause climate change.
This would raise awareness on climate change and educate students and parents on how to reduce climate change. This could become a regular tradition and could really benefit the community and environment.
Scoil Íosagáin, Upperchurch N.SSolar Energy-Climate Change Awareness Week!
Classes present projects and conduct experiments to explore and showcase Solar Power and other Renewable Energy sources to pupils and staff.
 Poster competition and School chant competition-raise awareness and create a buzz around Solar energy and climate change.
Week ends with a ‘Run on Sun’  Themed Colour Run,( yellow paint only), Participants wear yellow tops, sun symbols/stickers. Fun Run around our local Bog Walk beside the school-highlight our local bog as a natural carbon reservoir, a natural preserved area where community members walk daily
Invite parents, parishioners, local TDs, politicians, local press to spread the message of the importance of renewable energy and climate change
Afterwards, invite all participants back to the school for refreshments-Invite Mary Robinson as Guest Speaker-leading international figure for Climate Change awareness!
Pupils present projects on display in the school, try out Renewable Energy experiments with the adults, present the winning chant and poster to all present, entertain guests with performance of our  very own Sunshine Singing Medley
Invite Solar panel providers to offer information, advice and demonstrations on Solar power
Publish photos, information and videos of week’s activities in School bulletin, parish newsletter, school website, social media and local newspaper.
Exciting times ahead for our Sunny School-Let's soak up the sun!!!!
Lackamore NSFor our project we hope to create a large mural for display in our school. The subject of the mural will be renewable energy sources, sun, wave, wind, hydroelectric and biomass. The mural would be made from recyclable materials, we would involve the community by asking them to collect and donate materials for use in the mural. Finally we would invite the local community to the grand unveiling of our mural. The mural would on permanent display and inspire future pupils and citizens of the world to use renewable energy for years to come.
Redwood NSAn open day to explore renewable energy through science experiments carried out in school. The open day would be a chance for the pupils to show & share their findings with the local community
Scoil Lua NaofaWe in our school are working hard with the tidy towns by controlling the use of non- reusable cups in our local shop and are supporting the implementation of plastic, reusable cups. We would like to extend this to other shops in our community
St. Flannan's NSWe are currently applying for our 5th Green Flag as part of the An Taisce Green Flag Project for schools. We have already won four flags through our work on tackling litter, our energy use, our water use and cutting down on emissions in travelling arrangements to school etc. The current flag focusses on biodiversity. We are researching and collecting data on all these subjects every year as part of winning and then maintaining these flags. We read and monitor our energy use weekly and the committee constantly reminds the school and our families at home about conserving and saving energy and water through messages, art work and internal competitions.

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