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First Green Flag for school

October 13th, 2015 10:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Pupils Gearóid McCarthy and Lorcan O'Reilly with Lauren Cotter and Julie Collins. (Photo: Anne Minihane)

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Castledonovan National School flew their Green flag for the very first time last week.  

The school and local community came together to celebrate the hoisting of the Green Flag which was awarded to the school for their work in litter and waste.

The ceremony opened with speeches from Paddy and Gavin McCarthy, two members of the Green School’s Committee. School principal Laura Cotter then spoke about the importance of the Green Schools Programme, the symbolism of the flag, and the educational value of the project. She thanked the members of the Board of Management and Parents Association for their continued support, and also the members of the Green School Committee and Ms Julie Collins, class teacher, for their hard work in guiding the school community through the Green Schools programme. The flag was then hoisted by Lorcan and Gearóid, the youngest and oldest pupils in the school.

The ceremony was proceeded by a barbeque which was enjoyed by the pupils, parents, teachers and wider school community.

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