Archive for: ‘July 2012’

June 12- Raising 4th Green Flag

July 3, 2012

On Tuesday 26th June, St. Brendans PS proudly raised its 4th Green Flag on its

flagpoles outside the school. This flag was awarded for its Green Travel initiative.

The sun was shining (Buiochas le Dia) as the whole school community gathered outside

on the front grass area. Guests invited to the ceremony were Michael Loughnane (Chairman

of Birr Town Council-and Dad to Charlie in Junior Infants), Mieke our An Taisce officer,

Tony McLoughlin (Birr Tidy Towns) and VIP guest was Maria Donegan who cam back

to raise the flag. Our ceremony included a few words from our guests on the significance

of our achievement and then the 4 flags were raised, with 6th class boys reading the green

code for each theme. Finally it came to our latest flag. Leon Hogan read the code which he

designed and to a mighty cheer, Maria Donegan raised the flag.

Cue Party time…Our fantastic parents association had organised for the ice-creamvan

to come and give everyone a cone (with green syrup). Mr.Crofton had organised for

Piotr and Nicky (5th and 6th) to bring in their DJ gear and the boys played a set that

had the whole school on the dance (grass ! ) floor. La brea glas a bhi ann !