Screen National School celebrate fifty years with first blue flag
Screen National School was presented with its first Blue Star Flag last week.
The flag was awarded to the school for their work on the Blue Star Programme, an initiative that encourages students and teachers to develop their understanding of Europe through the participation in projects. Former pupil, John Lacey and incoming Junior Infant, Faye Kelly, were invited to raise the flag.
The school's fifth Green School's Flag was also presented on the day.
Kathleen Redmond, on eof the school's first pupils, and current sixth class pupil, Eoin McCarthy, raised the green flag.
The flag presentations coincide with the school's 50 year anniversary and with this in mind, the school decided to invite the former pupils, who attended the school during its first year in 1965.
According to Learning Resource Teacher Patricia Fielding, the day was a huge success and 'a great finish to a wonderful year' for the school.