North County Leader 23/6/2014

An Foras Pátrúnachta / Press / North County Leader 23/6/2014

Fourth Green Flag Awarded To Swords School

The staff and pupils at Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe in Swords were very excited to be raising their 4th Green flag last week, with local Councillor Darragh Butler (FF), representing the County Mayor at the ceremony.

Niamh Ní Ghrifín from the green schools committee told the County Leader about the hard work that went in to receiving their flag: “We were awarded this flag during a lovely celebration held by An Taisce in the Helix and are extremely proud of this achievement,” she said, happily. “We have held regular events such as ‘Bling your Bike’, daily travel surveys, ‘Design a Helmet’ events, art competitions, eco shoe competitions, ‘Golden Boot’ awards, road safety lessons, thematic walks to school, National Walk to School Week and much more.”

“Just last week, we participated in a national Cycle to School day,” she continued. “Over 100 children cycled to school with their parents and many more decided to walk. We would like to thank Sandra Pokrant, An Tasice’s Green schools travel education officer, for all her help during the last two years. A very special thanks has to go to the children’s parents and the staff of Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe, who have helped run and participated in each of these events (no matter what the weather), as well as the County Council for all their support,” Niamh concluded.