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Salesians Primary is first to raise fourth green flag in Limerick

Outgoing Mayor Kathleen Leddin with the girl's of Salesian Primary on the North Circular Road proudly displaying their Green-Schools certificates

Outgoing Mayor Kathleen Leddin with the girl's of Salesian Primary on the North Circular Road proudly displaying their Green-Schools certificates

 

SALESIAN Primary School on the North Circular Road became the first school this year to raise their fourth Green-Schools Flag.

The travel flag was awarded as recognition of the school’s achievements in promoting the use of sustainable modes of transport within the school.

Mayor Kathleen Leddin was invited to raise the flag and at the ceremony she said: “Smarter travel is becoming increasingly important and through working together we can make a real difference.”

The pupils and staff at the north side school have worked tirelessly - since beginning the travel theme in 2012 - to promote greener ways of getting to school through poster competitions, art work, theatre and the successful Walk on Wednesday initiative.

Green-Schools coordinator at Salesian’s, Sr Frances Beggan, has led the schools programme since the beginning and has overseen the schools previous three green flags which were earned for their efforts in reducing litter and waste, the reduction of energy consumption across the school and for the conservation of water.

Sr Frances commended the girl’s commitment to the programme. The second class pupils completed a Dr Bike Workshop and learned all about the importance of proper bicycle maintenance and bike road safety ahead of National Bike Week.

 

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