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Friday 16 November 2018

Blue skies for Green Flag day

Teacher Mary Murphy with the Green Schools committee, Aoife Kinsella, Euan Pender, Donncha O’Hanlon, Tadhg Dunne, Zahra Murcha and Jasmine Breslin
Teacher Mary Murphy with the Green Schools committee, Aoife Kinsella, Euan Pender, Donncha O’Hanlon, Tadhg Dunne, Zahra Murcha and Jasmine Breslin
Anna Dolan, Lucy Lawless, Jasmine Breslin and Grace Miller
Euan Pender, Leo Cloney, Sam Thackaberry and Eden Flynn

Pádraig Byrne

Monageer NS was basking in glorious sunshine last week as students, teachers, family and friends gathered for the final hurrah before the summer break as the school hosted a special garden party. The celebrations included the raising of the school's sixth green flag, which is the culmination of two years of hard work by staff and students.

'This flag was for global citizenship and litter waste,' said teacher Mary Murphy. 'Over a two year period, we learned all about fair trade and global goals and focused on litter waste around the school. We also celebrated different nationalities of which there are 12 in Monageer NS.'

The flag was raised by the oldest and youngest students at the school and, following this, there was all kinds of entertainment at the garden party. There were all manner of stalls and stands, selling perfect summer treats like strawberries and cream and cold drinks, and there was also fortune-telling, face-painting, guess the weight of the lamb and a delicious barbecue for all who attended. It was a great day and the perfect way to finish out the year in the sunshine for the whole school community.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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