Tenth Green Flag for Nenagh school

Congratulations to the children and staff of St Mary’s Primary School, Nenagh, on attaining the 10th Green Flag for Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity, which was raised on Thursday, June 20, by two pupils from the school- the youngest pupil in the school, Jerome Jaison and the oldest member of the pupil body, Pamela Oliveira.

The Green Schools Committee have worked for two years promoting Global Citizenship Food & Biodiversity among all classes and to the wider community. The committee is made up of three teachers; Ms Máiréad Byrne, Ms Ciara O’Toole, Ms Katie Manicle, as well as 20 pupils representative of each class, from second to sixth.

Classes worked hard planting and harvesting their own produce. They focused on where our food is coming from. A visit was made to the country market and the children spoke to some of the food producers. The school polytunnel is full of healthy produce with each class busy harvesting and cooking tasty, healthy dishes.

Thank you to the Board of Management and the Parents Association for their ongoing support.

The sun shone down on the children, who were brightly dressed in green for the occasion. The Green Schools Committee were presented with special certificates and pins to celebrate their achievement. As part of the celebrations, there was a special dance performance of the school’s dance troupe, who were coached by the wonderful Megan Maher.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the pupils got a big round of applause. Fourth Classes got the crowd into further celebratory mood with their cheerleader-like chant and the drummers drumrolled as Pamela and Jerome led the committee up to the flagpole. The flag was unfurled to shouts and cheers from the whole school.

The principal Mr O’Dwyer then presented a series of awards to the Sixth Class, who were celebrating their last day in primary school. It was an emotional occasion with pom-poms, cheers and drums beating as the Sixth Class got a guard of honour as they left the school. St May’s wishes them well on their next chapter.

The crowd were then treated to a concert in the yard provided by Nenagh’s very own Dàwna - Conor Fahy. The pupils danced, cheered and sang their hearts out. It was a fantastic day and a fitting celebration for the Nenagh school on this great achievement.