Thanks to Teddy Browne, our local Environmental office from Cork County Council who visited today as we strive to achieve our fourth Green Flag on Biodiversity. As part of our application, an environmental officer must visit to ascertain whether everything we’re putting on paper is actually being put into practice! Teddy was delighted to confirm this. Our work in the school garden especially our bug hotel and planting of a wide variety of bee friendly plants was noted. Our classroom studies on our native Irish trees, food webs and various insects was commended. Our focus on art activities based on biodiversity and our work with the Baltimore Tidy Towns was also mentioned, along with our cutting out of single use plastic in school, our float in the parade and all the “little bits” we do to take care of our environment. As Teddy always says, the children are the teachers at home when it comes to protecting our environment and he asked the pupils of Rath NS to keep up the good work both in school and at home.
Fingers crossed we have success in obtaining our flag. Special thanks to Ms O’ Sullivan and Mrs Harrington and the Green Schools Committee for all their hard work!