Loughmore NS Green school ceremony

Loughmore NS was awarded its first Green Flag by An Tasice in May and held a ceremony in June to raise their flag.

Loughmore NS was awarded its first Green Flag by An Tasice in May and held a ceremony in June to raise their flag.

This ceremony was attended by pupils, staff, parents, parishioners and special guests.

It was a very proud day for the entire school community who have worked tirelessly and collaboratively on the theme of Litter and Waste in the last eighteen months to achieve this accolade.

The Green School Committee, which is comprised of pupil representatives from all classes, school staff (teachers, cleaner, caretakers), and community representatives, steered the school meticulously and enthusiastically through a Seven Step Programme.

Targets such as reducing waste in the school by 50% in 6 months were achieved through vigilance and cooperation between all partners in education here and we were very proud and pleased to receive recognition for this work in the form of our first ever Green Flag.

Our newly formed school band, under the direction of teacher Nina Scott, played music for the occasion, and the children sang songs and raps they had written especially.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.