Eoghan O’Neill
TeachNet Moderator

Hi Susan,

I think so many of us here will share your thoughts and memories of an extremely hot May/June. Being in a small, prefabricated building with 28 5th class boys is not exactly a learning environment that is conducive of productivity!

Your point regarding photocopying is extremely relevant – schools are likely to be one of the guiltiest workplaces in terms of wasted paper use. I was speaking to a deputy principal in a secondary school last year who had gone 1:1 with digital devices and were 100% paperless. They were saving €20,000 each year on paper alone (extras for ink, maintenance, etc.). The environmental and cost benefits will surely see more schools place tighter limits of the amount of photocopying being done.

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