The Irish Water Green-Schools of the Year Award recognises innovation and creativity among schools that have applied for the An Taisce Green Flag for Water in the 2014/2015 academic year.
A total of eight winners – four primary and four secondary schools were selected on a regional basis. The successful students represented their schools at an awards ceremony in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in May 2015.
Tallaght Community School in South Dublin was the overall winner of the secondary level category and St. Joseph’s National School from Swinford in Co Mayo won the primary school prize. Both schools have introduced measures to reduce water consumption, including communication via the school newspaper and assigning students to check for leaks on a weekly basis. Each school now has water usage of less than seven litres per person per day; representing a 45% water reduction in the case of St. Joseph’s National School.
Irish Water wishes to congratulate the regional winners for the Irish Water Secondary School of the Year Award 2015:
The regional winners for the Irish Water Primary School of the Year Award 2015 were: