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In order to monitor the bins and ensure the new practices were being followed, students were involved in checking the bins each week.
Classes who were using the bins correctly and reducing their general waste amounts were awarded with a star.
Another initiative implemented by the Green-Schools Committee was the elimination of bins in the staff room, encouraging staff to bring their waste home to recycle. Students too bring home their own waste to recycle.
In Spring 2016 the efforts of the Green-Schools Committee were formally recognised and Sonas Special Junior School was presented with the Green Flag. The flag was presented to one of the students on the Committee.
The flag was raised along with the Tricolour, in a joint ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising. The flag stands proudly alongside the Active Schools flag in the school grounds.