Thursday 25 April 2019

Proud day for Clonalvy as Green Flag is hoisted


Alison COMYN

IT was a proud moment for students and staff alike as the first Green Flag for Clonalvy NS was hoisted on Friday June 18th.

On hand to help run it up the flagpole was Clonalvy's own celebrity, popular RTE newsreader Aengus Mac Grianna, who lives near the village

He remarked on how hard everyone had worked to earn this honour, and the parents who also helped play a large role in this environmental achievement were also thanked.

'It was a great day, and the children organised most of the celebrations themselves, from the shopping to the making of the tea and sandwiches,' said Ms Aideen Carroll, who co-ordinated the green flag project.

'All the classes took part and were involved in recycling, clean-up and spring-clean projects, and we are thrilled to get this first flag, the first of many we hope.'

In fact, as soon as the new classes begin in September, Ms Carroll will start on the Energy Flag drive.

'It's been a great teambuilding exercise for the students, and one of the most rewarding aspects was the garden,' adds the teacher. 'It had been such a waste, all covered in weeds, and since we planted our vegetable patch, we've had our own fresh produce, even cooking our own curry from scratch last week.'