© Carnaross National School 2018
Climate Change Week
As part of Climate Change Week our school
took part in the following activities:
We made a ‘Boat of Hope’ which we
planned to set sail on the River Liffey
with 16 other boats as part of End
Poverty Day on October 17
. Due to
school closure on the day because of
Storm Ophelia, our participation in this
event will have to be re-scheduled.
Climate Change is causing poverty in
many places around the world. As we are
a Green School and a Global Citizenship
School, we felt that it was very
important that we participate in this
Some classes are collecting acorns to
plant in milk cartons. When these acorns
start to grow into oak trees they will be
planted outside in the children’s own
gardens. Tree planting can help reduce
the levels of Carbon Dioxide in our
atmosphere which in turn will lessen the
effects of Global Warming.
During this week, all classes learned
about Climate Change- the causes and
effects of it.
All classes learned about the
fundamentals of Climate Change-why it
is harmful and what we can do to help.
Global Citizenship School
Last year, our school applied to become a Global Citizenship School. Our application was
successful and we unveiled our Global Citizenship School signage in June 2016, during
our end of year Graduation ceremony. This signage is now proudly displayed at the front
of the school.
As a Global Citizenship School, we are involved in learning about and acting upon global
issues. Humanity is interdependent. We feel that our school can make a commitment to
promote a more just, equitable and sustainable world for all.
Being a Global Citizenship School means that our school teaches Global Citizenship
lessons to all classes. This involves the children learning about other peoples, countries,
customs, rights and responsibilities and Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
‘Boat of Hope’
As part of ‘The International Day for the Eradication
of Poverty’ on October 17
school, being a Global Citizenship
School, was invited to build a
‘Boat of Hope’. Our boat, with
16 other boats, symbolising the
17 Global Goals, was to set sail
on that day on the River Liffey as
part of a national event on Custom
House Quay. However due to Storm
Ophelia, our participation on the
day had to be cancelled and we
are now planning an
We made our boat out of recyclable
materials. All of the children in the
school drew or wrote messages of
hope and the inside of the boat
was lined with these.
We felt that this worked very well as the theme song
of the day was ‘Something Inside So Strong’ by Labi
WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Educational Environments, Community Health and Agriculture.
practice, accountability and transparency.
Dec.10th and the money raised was donated to Aidlink.
The school held their annual Christmas Jumper Day on December14th. The whole school community
wore their Christmas jumpers and raised money for Aidlink. On the day, Ann Cleary, CEO of Aidlink,
visited the school and talked to all the children about her work with Aidlink in Africa. We were all
enthralled with the stories she told us about her experiences in Kenya. She explained to us how the
money we raised on Christmas Jumper Day and by selling the Christmas Gift Bags will be used to
help Primary Schools in Turkana, Kenya
As a Global Citizenship School, Carnaross National School took part in Eradicate Poverty Day on
Wednesday 17th October 2018. We wanted to show our solidarity with everyone around the world
affected by poverty. We collected stones, decorated them and wrote messages of hope on them.
We spelled out the words 'Eradicate Poverty' and used our stones to make our message powerful.
Junior and Senior Infants joining sixth class to
spread the message of the worlds wish -to eradicate