Green day for Pres
Published 04/06/2014 | 05:36
STUDENTS from Tralee's Presentation Secondary School were in Cork last week to pick up the school's first Green Flag environmental award for litter and waste management.
The Presentation was one of seven schools from Tralee town and its immediate vicinity to receive flags at the awards ceremony hosted by An Taisce in Cork's Silver Springs Hotel.
The schools Green Flag programme covers various themes with schools initially working on litter and waste reduction and then moving onto themes such as energy, water and school travel.
Schools that successfully implement each theme programme are awarded the Green Flag, which must be renewed every two years.
The Presentation Secondary School was joined by Listellick NS, which received its first green flag for its efforts to reduce litter. Presentation NS, CBS Clounalour, Scoil Eoin, Spa NS and St Brendan's NS in Blennerville were also represented at the flag ceremony where they received their latest Green Flags under the themes of energy, water, travel, biodiversity, global citizenship and climate change.
Congratulating the schools at the awards ceremony, Manager of the Green-Schools programme Anthony Purcell said the number of flag presentations represents how far the programme has come since the first Green Flag was awarded in 1998.