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World Toilet Day!

World Toilet Day is this Sunday 19th November and Green Flag members Killian, Caoimhe and Denis gave a very important speech in each classroom during the week about it. They explained to everyone that World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international day held every year to raise awareness about the need for all human beings to have access to sanitation. Sadly over 600 million people have no access to toilets or clean running water and this in turn leads to serious illness and diseases.

They also highlighted another important issue: to "think before you flush"!! Every day thousands of sanitary products such as wet wipes, cotton buds, facial cleansing pads and toilet roll tubes get flushed down the toilet. These products cause very costly pipe blockages and can even end up washed out to rivers and beaches!!

Killian, Caoimhe and Denis then carried out a "Wet Wipes Experiment" to demonstrate that wipes (even those that say flushable) don't break down in water.

Thanks to our Green Flag committee members for their work in acknowledging this important day in our calendar. Have a look at some pictures of their work!


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