Archive: March 2018

World Water Day 2018 – Nature for Water

Every year on the 22nd of March, the world celebrates World Water Day (WWD). The United Nations created World Water Day to remind us of the vital importance of water resources in our lives. Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for human survival. It affects all aspects of society, from […]

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My time as an intern at GAP Ireland

As an Agronomy engineer, my interests are environmental and global issues and my goal is to focus my career on international sustainable development. I began this journey with one major objective: to intern in the NGO sector in an English-speaking country to understand how an organization is managed. Working at GAP Ireland proved to be the […]

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Empowering Students to Become Environmental Champions – One Workshop at a Time

There are many aspects to environmental education. In response to this, Global Action Plan Ireland(GAP) has developed workshops around the six themes students can easily relate to and understand. Each workshop is tailored to student capacity to maximise understanding and ensure positive, sustainable behaviour change. These workshops also compliment the national curriculum in an interactive […]

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The Park Stewardship Programme: The Value of Birds

As we near the Christmas holidays, we’re busy wrapping up one of our many schools’ programmes for the year. One such programme, Global Action Plan Ireland’s 10-week Park Stewardship Programme, aims to engage local young people in supporting the long-term care, ownership, and protection of local parks. This increases appreciation for the parks and ensures that […]

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Water Workshops – Water Explorer Kickstarters

  The Water Explorer team have been travelling around the country visiting newly registered schools to introduce the Water Explorer programme. If you haven’t already registered find out more about Water Explorer here.   Our Lady of the Wayside NS used the Water Explorer values awareness and responsibility when completing the ‘Clean that Water Up!’ […]

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The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes

There are 1000’s of potato varieties, each with distinct colours, shapes and flavour. As Ireland’s most well known veg it is worth growing potatoes even if you only have the smallest of spaces. SEED POTATOES: Seed potatoes aren’t really seeds at all. They are full-size potatoes that are allowed to start producing shoots, which you often see […]

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Park Stewardship Programme

The Park Stewardship Programme has returned and we’ll keep you updated on all of the great work St Josephs and Virgin Mary Boys accomplish: ABOUT PARK STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME (PSP): This 10-part workshop introduces students to the concepts of sustainability and stewardship with hands-on workshops between classroom and parks on a range environmental themes. The objective […]

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Harvest

    Virgin Mary Boys NS harvest at the VM community garden….      

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Transition Year Ireland Expo

We recently exhibited at the Transition Year Ireland (TYI) Expo in Punchestown, Co. Kildare. TYI is an information-packed event for Transition Year Students, Teachers and Parents providing access to information needed for a stimulating and challenging Transition Year. It is always fantastic to see how student-led transition year can be, and the sheer number of students […]

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