Green Schools Committee receives Civic Award

St Peter’s NS Green Schools Committee has received a civic award in recognition of the wonderful work carried out at our school this year. We enjoy promoting the Green Schools Programme which was started by An Taisce, now celebrating 25 years of Green Schools in Ireland. Councillor Liam Reilly nominated the Green Schools Committee for  a Dundalk Municipal District Civic Award for our work in advocating for the environment. Jane in 6th class accepted the award during this evening’s ceremony from  the Chairman of the Dundalk Municipal District, Councillor Kevin Meenan.

Our current project has been as Climate Ambassadors and thanks to Ms Moore, Ms Cafferty, the children in 3rd class and the Green Schools Committee we are doing our utmost to promote ‘NO POWER HOUR’.

As part of An Taisce’s celebrations  St Peter’s NS was chosen as one of 25 schools to commemorate this milestone by participating in a novel event. A Time Capsule is travelling sustainably between the 25 schools who each have a poster to place in the time capsule. Each poster depicts the school children’s vision for the environment over the next 25 years and in 2048 the time capsule will be reopened to reveal if our dreams and aspirations for the environment have come true. Many thanks to Orlagh and the Green Schools Committee for coming up with the ideas from each class and designing our incredible poster.

We would also like to thank our partners, Dromiskin Tidy Towns for always supporting the school and encouraging the younger members of the community to be actively involved in minding their surroundings. Congratulations to Seamus McArdle on receiving a Civic Award for his contributions to Dromiskin Village. A very enjoyable evening for representatives of the pupils, staff and parents from St Peter’s NS.

Check out a few photographs here