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Healthy Green School

 

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Check out our Healthy Green School Committee Blog under Clubs and Activities!

Greenmount School is an inner city school. However we are lucky enough to have a large green and garden area within our school premises. As this garden area was being developed so too was the awareness of taking better care of our school environment.

We are currently creating a brand new Outdoor Learning Area, which will incorporate a multi-sensory garden. 

Greenmount is formally recognised as a Health Promoting School and we actively promote all aspects of health, physical and emotional wellbeing. We also partake in the Green Schools Programme run by An Taisce. We have been awarded two Green Flags and are in the process of applying for a third.  Our Healthy Green School Committee helps guide us in our efforts to be the healthiest and most environmentally friendly school we can be.

Our school has played a major role in U.C.C.’s Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study.  The study looked at children’s eating and exercise habits.  The results were very interesting!  Check out the results of the study @ http://www.ucc.ie/en/epid/research/foodhealth/

We are also part of Project SPRAOI in conjunction with Cork Institute of Technology. Project SPROAI is focused on a whole school approach to improving our eating habits and levels of physical exercise.  More information on Project SPROAI can be found @ http://www.thehealthwell.info/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/files/Spraoi_Promo.pdf