Ardee school on course for flag

Ardee Educate Together National School is busy getting ready for its third Green Flag.

Ardee Educate Together National School is busy getting ready for its third Green Flag.

This flag will be for for water saving. Pupils have been very busy preparing water projects, experiments and art murals. 

They have visiter Cavanhill water treatment plant, Stephenstown Pond, the River Dee, and Ardee water treatment plant.

Gerry Caliss from Louth County Council visited the pupils to give a very interesting workshop on water conservation. 

As part of their water saving efforts the school has fitted water butts to collect rainwater, water hippos in all toilets and push taps in sink units. 

The pupils have come up with water saving tips compiled a waater saving newsletter and circulated it to the school community. They have also kept up their high standard in the areas of anti-litter, recycling, energy saving and biodiversity. 

Pupils are alread working on the theme for their next flag which is transport and travel. 

The school community is very much looking forward to getting their third green flag. They hope to ask past pupils Lana Jordan, environmentalist of the year 2010 and Lorcan Dixon, environmentalist of the year 2011 to raise it in June.

Meanwhile, this is Enrolment Month at Ardee Educate Together National School.

The school is now taking enrolments for September 2012 so all those interested can receive enrolment forms from the school office. Telephone (041) 6853774, or feel free to visit them on Dundalk Road Ardee for a tour of our school during the month of February.

Ardee Educate Together is a multi-denominational, multi-cultural, primary school for both girls and boys.

Last year the school was chosen as nationwide winners of the Lidl Fit Factor championship.

They were awarded e5,000 euro in state-of-the-art sports equipment.

The competition was designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity and was supported by the Irish Heart Foundation.

Another prize landed was the Active School flag for PE and Sports.

This was a Department of Education initiative which recognises schools that provide quality sports programmes.

It was the first such flag to be awarded to the county.

They have also won the Super Value Tidy Towns School Regional and National Awards and the Woody’s DIY School Garden National Award.

It seems there is no end to their talents.