St. Cro­nan’s pupils hoist fourth flag in Green goal


Bray People - - News - Mary FOG­A­RTY

LAST THURS­DAY was an im­por­tant day in the cal­en­dar of St. Cro­nan’s BNS in Bray. They raised an­other Green Flag for the travel mod­ule of the Green-Schools pro­gramme.

This is the fourth flag for the school, which also re­ceived awards for Lit­ter and Waste, En­ergy and Wa­ter mod­ules. As usual all the pupils in the school worked hard at achiev­ing the high stan­dard re­quired.

The pupils were guided and en­cour­aged by a won­der­fully en­thu­si­as­tic and ded­i­cated Green Schools com­mit­tee made up of pupils from classes 4 to 6 as well as par­ents and teach­ers.

‘We also had the of­fi­cial un­veil­ing of our new bi­cy­cle shel­ter,’ said Micheal O Murchu of St. Cro­nan’s. ‘Now many of our bikes will be kept dry on wet days, it just makes life a lit­tle bit eas­ier for our cy­clists.’

Maura Byrne from the En­vi­ron­men­tal Sec­tion of Wick­low County Coun­cil, whom Mr. O’Murchu said is ‘a shin­ing light for all en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists,’ paid a visit to the school. ‘Maura is al­ways so sup­port­ive of our ef­forts,’ he added.

Also in at­ten­dance were Kath Poxon and Ally Me­nary from An Taisce, both work­ers on the Green Schools Pro­gramme.

An Taisce pro­vided the fund­ing for the cy­cle shel­ter and Kath and Ally played some en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness games with a num­ber of classes which teach­ers said was a great fun way to learn about the en­vi­ron­ment. ‘Míle Buíochas do gach einne a cambhraionn linn inar n-iar­rach­taí,’ said Mr. O’Murchu. ‘ Well done boys!’

The Green Schools Com­mit­tee with the Cy­cle on We­nes­day Cow and their new bi­cy­cle shed.

John Byrne cuts a sturdy fig­ure as he rides his bi­cy­cle.

Cian and Michael Gal­li­gan set­ting a cy­cle ex­am­ple.

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