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Sunday 20 April 2014

School opens new extension

IT WAS a busy end to the school term at one Swords school as pupils worked extremely hard to ensure the success of two important events.

First up for the children was the official opening of the phase two of Thornleigh Educate Together National School in Applewood, which was attended by Junior Education Minister Ciaran Cannon. Also present was Mayor of Fingal Cllr Cian O'Callaghan and Trish Kennedy, Green Schools co-ordinator at Fingal County Council were also present for the historic occasion. The new extension includes a fantastic new school hall, a stateof-the-art library, a parents' room, as well as the new classrooms. Since the school opened its doors in September 2008, it has grown from a two teacher school to a 14-teacher school. And to coincide with the opening of the new phase, the school also raised aloft its first Green Flag. There was lots of entertainment on the day, including performance by the school choir, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all those in attendance. Principal Paula Carolan said: ' This is a day to celebrate success in a time of recession. The Green School Committee and Miss Laura have worked very hard in achieving our first Green Flag. ' The Department of Education and Educate Togeher have also worked very hard on a different matter to secure for our children a state of the art new school building. Thank you to all involved - it is great to appreciate and celebrate success.'

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