The children and staff of Scoil Íosa have worked very hard towards achieving our first Green Flag. The project has been spearheaded initially by Ms. Iona Cunnane and more recently by Ms. Marian Kilkenny. The school is delighted to have been presented with our first Green Flag award on Tuesday May 27th 2014 at a ceremony in the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Kilkenny accompanied by Green Schools Committee members Sheena Roddy, Luke Walsh and Kian Burke. The award was the culmination of two years of preparation for the project in which the children worked bvery hard to transform the waste disposal practices in the school and to encourage recycling and composting together with litter reduction. We worked closely with the Ballyhaunis Tidy Towns committee to raise awareness of litter prevention in our community.
Ms. Kilkenny, Luke, Sheena and Kian receiving our First Green flag.
Our Green Schools Committee pictured with Mayo County Council Environmental Education Officer Sharon Cameron during her visit to Scoil Íosa
National Spring Clean 2014.
Friary Grounds Ballyhaunis
Enjoying the presentation ceremony.
Making decorations from recycled materials
First Class: Ben Bray & Sarah Gill
Second Class: Colm Rattigan & Adam Walsh
Third Class: Aoife Gill & Kion Burke
Fourth Class: Séan Morley & Lana Biesty
Fifth Class: Cian Walsh & Ruth Henry
Sixth Class : Aidan Byrne & Sheena Roddy
Luke Walsh & Clodagh Byrne
Litter Wardens:Haroon Shabbir & Soheab Arshad.
Bin Brigade : Ethan Keane, Darren Maughan Snr,
Darren Maughan Jnr, Gillian Donnellan, Emma Graciova,
Holly Browne, Aleksondra Jonio, Winnie McDonagh,
Aoife Carney, Olivia Halas.
Teacher Co Ordinator: Ms. Marian Kilkenny
Junior and Senior Infants set Daffodil bulbs in the school grounds.