Participation in local environmental projects

Projects to improve the environment may already be under way in the locality. These projects may include the restoration of a historic site, the clearing of a canal, the construction of a park or the renovation of houses in the area. Children should become aware of these initiatives, and visits to the site to view the work in progress should be arranged. It may also be possible for the children to become involved in the project.

The principal, parents and board of management should be informed and their permission sought for the involvement of pupils in such a project. It may also be possible for people involved in the environmental project to visit the school and talk to the children about their work.

Participation in environmental projects based in the school environment.