Green-Schools – ‘Low Energy Day’

On Friday 12th of February we held a ‘Low Energy Day’ as part of our Green-School programme. At the start of the day we took an ESB meter reading and did the same at the end of the day. During the day we did not use any equipment that uses electricity such as interactive whiteboards and computers. We also tried not to turn on any lights and kept the heat in the classrooms to a minimum. We found that we significantly reduced the amount of energy we used on a normal school day – only 1.8 Kwh! The Green Committee helped organise an active day including feeding birds, visiting classrooms, making wind turbines and energy quizzes. Second classes displayed energy projects in the hall for parents in the evening time.