Ardee clean as a whistle!

Published 09/04/2014 | 05:28

Oran Hand, Carl Gillespie, PJ McKenna and Tiernan Corrigan doing their bit to help.
Tom Jackson and Dean Kenny from Monastery NS, taking part in the spring clean of Ardee.
Padraig Mooney and Hugo Keenan doing their bit during the National Spring Clean.
Conor O’Brien and Conor Gilbert helping with the Monastery NS clean-up.

As part of the National Spring Clean Day 2014 campaign, the boys of Monastery NS took part in a clean-up of the approach roads to their school and the general school environment

An Taisce provided bibs, gloves and litter pickers and the boys set eagerly to work. This year the boys of sixth class and the Environmental Committee picked up every piece of litter and left the approach roads to the school litter free. The clean up team was given great assistance by Ardee Tidy Towns Committee member Miriam Clarke and class teacher Mr McCreanor.

As part of its Green Schools programme Monastery NS was recently assessed for a Green Flag on the theme of Biodiversity. The Biodiversity Committee worked very hard with the assistance of teachers Ms. McKeown, Mrs. Loughran, Angela Connolly and Ronan Taaffe. Their work included a vegetable garden, the provision of a wildlife garden and outdoor classroom, herb garden and the painting of a new wall mural. The school Environmental Committee also plans to create new nature trails in the future.

Following the inspection by members of Louth County Council Environmental Section it was recommended that Monastery NS are now awarded the Green Flag.

Drogheda Independent

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