St John the Baptist Boys National School held a Water Awareness Day on Thursday, March 21.
The school held the day as part of the acquisition of their third green flag. Teachers Catriona Condon and Sinead Mullins along with their green school committee were the driving force behind the day which was a great success.
The day started with a fancy dress parade in the halls. Well done to all the hardworking mammies and daddies who helped make some amazing costumes. Unfortunately there was not a prize for everyone but everyone who dressed up on the day was fantastic.
After the parade the Junior end of the school walked to the rugby pitch to collect water while the senior boys walked down to Hoare Abbey and Ladyswell to see our local water streams. The boys had seen a video at assembly about the one billion people who have difficulty getting water and how the women in poorer countries have to walk long distances to collect water for their families. Hopefully they will appreciate their running water at home after their water Awareness Day.
Sean Laffey showed the classes some water experiments which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. There was a table quiz for both the Junior and Senior end also with all questions relating to water. The boys are very aware of the importance of water now so congratulations to the Green Committee on all their hard work.