Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.

Unlike a once-off project, it is a long-term programme that introduces participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the concept of an environmental management system.

Here in St Aidan’s we have won 3 Green Flags to date.

You can see some of our Green Schools work in the Gallery.


Cycling Training Programme 2019-2020

January 29, 2020
5th and 6th classes took part in a Cycle Training Programme on Tuesday 14th January.  Gerry Butler from the Mayo County Council taught the children basic cycling skills, basic bike checks and…

Our School Garden

May 15, 2018
Alot of work has been done again this year with our school garden project. After Easter pupils in Senior Infants, Second and Sixth Classes sowed a variety of seeds in…

Our 4th Green Flag!

May 15, 2017
Well done to all the boys and girls from St. Aidan's on receiving their fourth Green Flag. Fantastic achievement!! On Thursday 11th May two representatives from the Green-Schools Committee, along with…

Operation Transformation Walk 2017

February 6, 2017
In support of Operation Transformation Kiltimagh 2017 and linking in with our Green Schools Travel Theme and Active School Maintenance programme all classes went on a walk around Kiltimagh on…

The Big Travel Challenge

January 31, 2017
The Big Travel Challenge Our School will be taking part in The Big Travel Challenge. This is a nationwide competition running from the 6th – 17th February. During this time…

Green Schools- Christmas Walk

December 21, 2016
We are working towards our fourth Green-Schools flag for Travel. What better way to get moving than with a Christmas walk to school. The cold winter’s morning did not dampen the pupils’ enthusiasm…

Golden Boot Award

December 15, 2016
Lukasz, the Greens Schools Travel Officer came to our school.  .  He carried out a workshop with 2nd and 3rd Classes on ‘A Journey to School’ and a workshop with…

Visit from Green Schools Travel Officer

November 11, 2015
The Green Schools Committee had a meeting today with the Green Schools Travel Officer, Laura Dixon. While here, she visited classes from 3rd - 6th and worked on various activities. Third…

Green Schools Committee. October 2015

October 24, 2015
The New Green Schools Committee has recently been set up with two representives from each class. They met briefly last week and discussed some of the ways they will be…