A SIMPLE Flag Raising ceremony following our Sport’s Day last Tuesday afternoon in Bellurgan National School captured the essence of what the schools green flag programme entails.
The raising of our school’s second Green Flag was the culmination of hard work over the previous two school years and there was a great sense of pride among the staff and enjoyment on the faces of the pupils as the flag was hoisted skywards by Pupils Sophie Ellis, Junior Infants, and Paul Finnegan, Rang 6.
Education and achievement wrapped up in one project makes the An Taisce Green Flag scheme so successful, with the children learning about their environment, natural and built.
This was our third Green Flag and it was focused on the theme of Water. We received their first Green Flag for Litter and Waste back in May 2011 followed by our second for Energy in May 2013.
Mr McCoy, School Principal, would like to highlight the efforts of the Green School Committee led by Green Schools co-coordinator and teacher in our school Miss Aine Byrne.
Green school Committee, Mrs Anne Mallon (Chairperson of the Board of Management), Peter Crawley (Caretaker), Aine Byrne (Deputy Principal / Green Schools Co-ordinator), Dermot McCoy Principal