Pupils and teachers from the Presentation Primary School in Carrick-on-Suir put their best foot forward to get to school as part of their campaign to achieve their fourth Green Flag environmental award.
The fun ‘Walk on Wednesday’ day organised by the school’s Green Flag Committee on February 1 was a huge success with many student wearing their high visibility vests walked to school from the town and from as far as Greenhill Village, Castle Court, Carrickbeg, Lissadell and Claírin with great support from their parents and teachers.
School lollipop man Jim McGrath was on hand to steer them all safely across the road.
The Green Flag Committee also organised a “funky hair day” on the same day so many of the students had their hair suitably styled for their walk to school
The Presentation Primary School is working to secure a Green Flag on the subject of travel so activities on this theme continued in the classrooms that day with junior classes enjoying travel games and the senior classes taking part in quizzes.
The school’s Travel Officer Dara Dever of An Taisce’s Green Schools Travel Programme was also present to give support.
The Travel Programme focuses on the promotion of sustainable travel on the school run and raises awareness of the health, social and financial benefits of the scheme.
The school also celebrated a ‘Grandparent’s Day’ later in the afternoon. Pupils grandparents were officially welcomed into the school for the first time and given a guided tour.
Principal Sr. Veronica Casey said she was delighted with the support for the WOW Day and thanked the parents, teachers and the pupils for all their work and dedication, which helped make it such a success.