A huge crowd attended Glengoole National School’s green flag raising ceremony on Friday, 8th June 2012. Among them were Sharon Scully, South Tipperary County Council, Councillor John Fahy and their special guest for the afternoon, Tipperary senior hurling star, Pa Bourke.
Due to the dreadful weather conditions the ceremony took place in Glengoole Hall. Children from all classes performed poems and songs in a bid to enlighten their parents and the special guests on ways to save energy. The older children wrote and performed dramas to get their very clear message across “Let’s all save energy”.
The rain cessed for a short while after the ceremony which gave Pa Bourke just enough time to raise the green flag officially in the school.
The ceremony was a lovely way for children to teach both their parents and fellow parishioners lots of ways to conserve energy and consequently save money. Since Glengoole N.S. began working towards their second green flag they have managed to save 13% on their monthly electricity bill and reduce their oil consumption by 22%. Pa Bourke referred to “saving money during these hard times” and reducing our energy consumption is one way Glengoole N.S.are saving money since beginning the green flag initiative.
The ceremony ended with Pa Bourke being inundated with requests for autographs by the star struck children.
Well done to all involved from the children, teachers and parents who helped in any way. A great day was enjoyed by all.