Co. Tipperary primary school raises its fourth Green Flag

Co. Tipperary primary school raises its fourth Green Flag

Ballyneale National School's fourth Green Flag for environment awareness was proudly raised by past pupil and Tipperary Minor Football team member Mark O'Meara at a ceremony watched by students and teachers. 

The school was awarded the flag by An Taisce for the project students completed on the theme of travel. 

 Mark congratulated the students for their great work and preparation over the last two years to achieve the 4th Green Flag and thanked the school for inviting him to raise it.

Ballyneale NS's Green School Committee was formed from a group of 18 pupils between 1st and 6th Class. Each committee members was presented with a certificate. 

The travel project involved devising an action plan, organising events and meeting targets with the main aim of promoting and increasing the number of pupils walking, cycling, car pooling, using park and stride and public transport

The children developed their road safety skills for cycling and walking and learned about the need to reduce emissions and pollution.  

Principal Michael McHale was delighted with the Green Flag and congratulated and thanked everyone. 

Teacher Clare Dempsey, the Green School Co-ordinator, said the Committee and whole school community worked incredibly hard to secure this flag. 

She praised Green Schools Travel Officer Hans Van de Guer for giving them tremendous support and guidance over the past 2 years.