Green-Schools is a student led programme that promotes long term whole school action for the improvement of the environment. Litter and Waste is the first theme of the Green-Schools Programme. The theme is a great starting point for encouraging a sense of personal pride and responsibility in tackling two visible issues in our school and community.
Our Rockford Manor Green-Schools Committee was established in this academic year 2018-2019. Twenty five eager, environmental enthusiasts signed up to make a difference.
So far we have introduced:
Green Bins in each classroom
A notice board displaying messages.
An educational campaign for the whole school.
An Instagram and a Twitter account.
Our ultimate aim is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, increase the amount of recycling in the school and improve pupils’ awareness about the positive impact of effective waste management.
A team of delegates from Rockford Manor represented the school at the recent Model United Nations event held by Weley College.
Our delegates Aoife-Leigh Ross, Sarah Ellen Thompson, Jessica Lee, Anna Florina Erismann and Gesche Boehm debated, lobbied and discussed key world issues across a range of issues, with over fifty other delegations from schools all over Ireland.
Our delegates specialised in human rights, politics, the environment and ecology, history, and disarmament and technology.
All schools represented a United Nations member country, with Rockford Manor’s delegation representing Saudi Arabia.
Our delegtion was also supported by student researchers who included Cleo Bonnerot, Michaela Doran, Beth Clifford, Rawan Rezk nd Ellie De Felice.
Well done to all the students involved, and thanks to the teachers for their support, especially Ms Knowles,Ms Behan, Ms Sinnot, Ms Delahunty and Ms McLean.
Rockford Manor students had the honour of being the welcome delegation for keynote speaker Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor, at the recent CEIST Student Leadership Conference in DCU.
Our students Anthea Ring, Melody McGuirk and Sarah Barnes were proud ambassadors for Rockford Manor, welcoming the Minister for Higher Education prior to her speech to representatives from over 100 CEIST schools.
Our students engaged in student leadership workshops with schools from all over the country, attended presentations on leadership, including one from the Deputy President of DCU Daire Keogh, and mixed on the fringes of the Conference with Irish leadership figures including Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Congratulations to our students for acting as ambassadors of Rockford Manor at this inspiring event.
Thanks also to Minister Mary Mitchell O Conner, our local TD for her support and attention at the conference.