Saturday 25 November 2017

The pupils of St Teresa's get on their bikes

ST Teresa's National School in Balbriggan is on its way to earning its fourth Green Flag for the school and recently held a Green Flag Action Day to keep the campaign going.

The action day was a huge success with all kinds of environmental awareness events taking place around the school.

Children at the school were encouraged to get on their bikes on a cycle run with Michael Fay McKenna, Ray Ryan and Sandra Pokrant from An Taisce.

Hugh Devlin from the cycle and angling shop in Balbriggan held a bike workshop where he checked bikes and covered the important topic of safe cycling. He also gave the school a bike to be raffled on the action day along with the appropriate safety gear.

A lucky girl from fourth class, pictured, in the school was the name pulled out of the hat for the raffle and she was able to ride away on her brand new bike.

Children at this greenest of green schools have worked very hard over the last two years on all kinds of environmental issues from managing waste to conserving energy and water and sustainable transport.

They have learned a lot and are becoming greenery by the day and are hoping that when it comes time to hand out the next round of Green Flags, that this Balbriggan school will win its fourth.

School authorities would like to thank everyone who helped at the action day, including Hugh Devlin, Sandra Pokrant, Micheal Fay McKenna and Ray Ryan and Heather, the lollipop lady.

Fingal Independent

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