St. Cronan’s pupils hoist fourth flag in Green goal
HIGH STANDARDS OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW BICYCLE SCHEDULE
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.