Tuesday 25 June 2019

Busy few weeks at Hedgestown school

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Hedgestown pupils receive their water-themed Green Flag
Hedgestown pupils receive their water-themed Green Flag

The students of Hedgestown NS were very busy in the weeks before and after the Easter break.

Firstly both fifth and sixth classes exhibited projects at the recent Dublin Primary Science Fair. Their projects on 'How microwaves work and their benefits to us' and 'Do senses get stronger when one is lost' were very well received by the judges who loved the interactive nature of their displays and complemented the children for all their hard work.

The children enjoyed a great day at the RDS spending time displaying and viewing all the projects as well as attending many exciting science based workshops.

The school's third and fourth classes showed great initiative in raising money for people affected by Cyclone Idai when they themselves decided to organise a bake sale which was held on the day of the Easter break.

As well as feeding all of the pupils and parents with their delicious baking, they managed to raise €260 for a worthwhile cause.

There was also great excitement as sixth class student Jamie Mulligan won the recent Sutton Park Spelling Bee Competition.

Jamie beat off competitors from over 20 schools around the county and became only the second ever person to take home the perpetual trophy. As well as this he won an iPad for himself and a €250 book token for the school.

Finally, Hedgestown's Green School Committee attended the Water Schools of the Year awards last week in Dublin's city centre.

Earlier this year they applied for their third Green Flag for the school, this time on the theme of water.

After a visit to the school from the Green Schools Assessor, the committee were notified that as well as being successful in their application, they had also been awarded Water School of the Year for the Dublin region.

At the ceremony they received a lovely trophy, a cheque for €750 and the much coveted Green Flag.

A spokesperson for the school said: 'We congratulate all the students involved for all of their hard work.

'They are now looking forward to an equally busy summer term with plenty more events already marked on the calendar.

'The school still has a small number of spaces in all classes for September so anyone who needs more information can contact the office.'

It's been a busy time for the school and as well as working hard in the classroom, the children at Hedgestown are impacting their community.

Fingal Independent