Wednesday, March 04, 2015

SAVING energy actually managed to generate lots of energy among the children of St Brendan’s NS, Drummond, who were brimming with enthusiasm in their efforts to secure a second green flag for the school. From switching off lights and computers to learning more about their environment, the pupils were all eager to learn more.

“There were more conscious about saving energy and then brought that back home with them, too,” explained school principal Anne Boland.

The 15 pupils and two teachers – Ann and Donna Jordan – at St Brendan’s NS all got involved in the project and were delighted when they secured their second green flag in 2014.

Recently, the school community got together to raise the green flag, with minister Ann Phelan doing the honours. The school was also delighted to welcome back former teacher Aisling McDonald, who was very involved in green flag initiatives during her six years at the school and was recently appointed principal at Ballymurphy NS.

“We had pupils, past pupils, teachers and parents for the flag-raising ceremony and then refreshments afterwards,” explained Ms Boland. “We also had a presentation of flowers to Ann and a presentation to Aisling, too, for all her work,” she added.

All at St Brendan’s NS have now set their sights on a third green flag, with the focus this time on water conservation.

Drummond NS Green flag raising and team winners.

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By Suzanne Pender
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