It was with a great sense of excitement that Bellurgan National School Green-school committee attended the award ceremony at Croke Park Conference Centre on Thursday March 10th. To be presented with the school’s first Green Flag was a source of pride for the entire school community.
Three Green-School committee pupil representatives attended the ceremony with the green-school co-ordinator (Teacher, Maeve Donald). Meanwhile, the other committee pupils enjoyed an exciting guided tour of Croke Park stadium and museum accompanied by parents Bernie Mc Erlane and Catriona Treanor. Unfortunately Betty Callan
(SNA) and Helena Toner Mc Cauley (Parent Rep), who both did so much to promote the programme were unable to be present.
A major effort was made during the past year to examine the impact of litter/waste on the environment. Practical plans to reduce litter/waste at /Bellurgan were implemented. The success of this initiative involved consistent in-put by all pupils, staff and parents.
An Taisce`s Green-School Evaluation Committee was extremely impressed by the submission presented by Bellurgan National School and had no hesitation in making their decision to award the school a Green Flag.
The systems now set up in the school to reduce Litter/ Waste will continue. In addition, further work is planned in relation to the Green-Schools programme on the theme Energy. A special day of celebration to raise the Green Flag will be held at the school on Friday May 20th.