Four of our Green School's officers attended a Marine Litter Workshop in the Clayton Hotel in Dundrum. They turned marine litter into art and learned lots about the marine environment.
The new Green School Committee has been set up. We are working towards our 8th green flag - Global Citizenship and the Marine Environment. We have many returning members to the committee as well as some new members. Officer elections were held on Friday the 20th of October and new Chairpersons, Secretaries and Clean and Green Organisers have been appointed.
Congratulations and well done to all classes for their participation in the Tidy School Competition. The standard was exceptionally high, and each class worked extremely hard on their area. The school looks fantastic. The results were very tight. Well done to Ms. Reilly's and Ms. Kiernan's class for finishing in joint third place, to the three 3rd classes who finished in 2nd place and to Ms. Young's class who finished in 1st place. As a reward for all the hard work every class was rewarded with an ice-cream. Well done to all and keep up the good work. Have a look at some of the photos from the last few weeks.
St. Ronan's NS have launched their first "Tidy School Competition". Each class has been assigned an area to look after keeping it weed and rubbish free. All classes have been having great fun carrying out their gardening activities.
Well done to all the children who submitted an entry for the Local Water Action poster competition run by Irish Water. 10 entries were selected to represent the school. All posters are on display outside the library.
As usual, the standard for the annual Recycled Christmas Decoration competition was exceptionally high. There were over 60 entries. Eight winners were selected to go forward to the S.D.C.C. competition to represent the school.
Congratulations to everyone in St. Ronan's N.S and to the Green School Committee on the awarding of their 7th Green Flag. St. Ronan's also won the award of Regional Global Citizenship and Energy School of the year. This was a testament to the hardworking and committed committee in the school. Officers from the committee travelled to Athlone to collect the award. They were treated to a lovely lunch. The whole committee then participated in the virtual flag ceremony back in the school the following week. The school will hold a celebration day to mark the huge achievement and success.
Mr. Phillips' class participated in an Outdoor Wildlife Learning and survival workshop with Andrew Fleming aka "Mouse". They learned about wildlife and biodiversity and built an insect log habitat in our school garden.
In order to promote the SDG of Good Health and Well - Being our Green School Committee are delighted with the addition of our Outdoor Classroom and Running Path to our School Garden Area.
Congratulations to our three creative and artistic skill award winners (Brooklyn, Curtis and Michael) in another recycled Christmas Decoration Competition.
Here are some links to events we have held over the years: