St. Peter’s NS were delighted to once again take part in Louth County Council’s annual Green Christmas Poetry Competition. Ms Farrell and Mr Mc Comish in 4th and 5th class sent off some lovely poems and imagine our delight when the 4th class entry “A Greener Christmas” was selected joint over all winner along with the effort from Phillipstown NS. This was from entries from around twenty schools in County Louth.

The prize giving ceremony was in the magnificent Phillipstown Community Centre where schools from all over the county attended. Present were Barry Eaton and Rosarie Meade from Louth County Council as well as guest speaker Mr Willy Duffy from Dundalk Tidy Towns. Also present was Pat O Shaughnessy from local radio station LMFM who conducted interviews as well as recording the winning entries. Our host was Mr Jim Mc Kenna, Principal Phillipstown NS and his school children entertained those present with lovely Christmas Carols.

The school received €150 and fourth class received a well deserved €50 in Eason’s vouchers. Their poem will be broadcast on LMFM over the Christmas break and has a very strong message about the importance of recycling our waste over the holiday period. Listen carefully!! Many thanks to Aisling and the Environment section of Louth County Council and to our hosts Phillipstown NS.

We have a link to the LMFM podcast. Drag the play button to 25.06 minutes to hear the interviews and the children reading their poem. Click HERE to listen

Click the links below to read our poems


Winning Entry                           A Greener Christmas by EB                            5th class entry