Last Friday afternoon in Mooncoin, the two hours of sunshine that had been booked well in advance were delivered, letting the pupils, staff and friends of Scoil Mhuire Lourdes BNS fly their First Green Flag high with no umbrella in sight!
The school has spent over a year of rethinking waste management systems and creating innovative ways of reusing everyday materials as well as composting our biodegradable waste. Last week, the boys in Mooncoin were paid a visit by an inspector from An Taisce, who granted them their first Green Flag for Litter Management in May of this year.
The pupils, staff, parents and Board of Management were joined by local councillors, Father Muldowney, former colleagues, old friends and past pupils. They were also delighted to have Richie Power and John Tennyson to raise the flag for them, to a melodic chorus of the school choir singing ‘Waving Flag’.
A lovely celebration followed for the whole school community. Principal Kathy Egan expressed her thanks to all who helped to make the day the success that it was.
The boys in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes are now well on their way towards the next step in their environmental education and management programme.