Gardiner Street Primary School winner of The Dublin City Neighbourhoods School Awards 2015

Gardiner Street Primary School is the proud winner of The Dublin City Neighbourhoods School Awards 2015  for their efforts in striving to promote a green and clean environment in  the heart of the city.

An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh presented the award to the school at the Mansion House, Dublin, on Friday 4th Decembers at 11.30am.  “It gives me great pleasure to present this award to the pupils and teachers of Gardiner Street Primary School, who have participated in the City Neighbourhoods Awards and Green Flag Award for many years  with great enthusiasm and for putting their ideas to the test by thinking globally and acting locally!” she said. 

Primary and Secondary Schools around Dublin are invited to enter this competition and are judged on various environmental elements. From waste management initiatives and water conservation efforts, to the landscaping of their school grounds and absence of litter and graffiti. All efforts to work towards a greener and cleaner environment are taken into consideration.

The pupils and staff of Gardiner Street Primary School, are working hard towards their fifth Green Flag for Biodiversity . They already have a Green Flags for Litter & Waste, Energy, Water and Travel from An Taisce. 

“Water conservation is a very important part of everyday life at Gardiner Street Primary School.  Water butts were affixed to downpipes  and water conservation system installed in bathrooms were introduced many years ago” said Bernie Lillis, Litter Prevention Officer, Dublin City Council.

For further information contact:

Bernie Lillis, Litter Prevention Officer, Dublin City Council: (01) 2224243

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Criteria judged:


Upkeep of School’s precinct (landscaping/biodiversity/absence of litter and graffiti..40%

Waste Management/recycling initiatives…25%

Water conservation/energy efficiency initiatives…25%

Special Environment Projects…10%



Gardiner Street Primary School will receive an award of €1,000.


Runner –up: Scoil Áine, Raheny.   -   €500.