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Green Flag- Biodiversity

We are undertaking the renewal of our fourth Green Flag.

This year the theme is Biodiversity.

Green-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.

It is a long-term programme that introduces students, teachers, parents and the wider community to the concept of an environmental management system. It fosters a strong sense of citizenship and leadership among participants that spreads far outside the school into the wider community. It brings children into the decision-making process and makes them responsible for their decision and actions.

What is Biodiversity?  

Biodiversity is the variation of living organisms from all sources, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and all the habitats of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. Imagine life without all this diversity! Life on earth would cease to exist!

Species - a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. For example, the ash is a species of tree and the squirrel is a species of mammal.

Habitat - the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds, influences and is used by a species population. For example, a woodland or a bog is a habitat.

Ecosystem - the physical and biological components of an environment which is considered a unit, for example; a freshwater ecosystem includes animal, plant and microbial (minute organisms) life in lakes, rivers and ponds. For example, a valley with some woodlands and a river, and all the life they contain, make up an ecosystem


The world’s biological diversity is an essential natural resource which humans have used and benefited from for thousands of years. Biodiversity keeps us alive! Therefore, it is vital we conserve it!


Our new Green Schools committee is as follows:

Chairperson: John McDonnell

Secretary: Emma Silke

Committee Members:  All pupils in 1st-6th


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