Screen National School celebrate fifty years with first blue flag

By Amy Lewis

Published 30/06/2015 | 00:00

Kathleen Redmond who was one of the first pupils in the school, and Eoin McCarthy, the current oldest pupil in the school, raise the Green Flag at Screen NS.
Kathleen Redmond who was one of the first pupils in the school, and Eoin McCarthy, the current oldest pupil in the school, raise the Green Flag at Screen NS.
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John Lacey, who was one of the first pupils in the school, and Faye Kelly, the youngest pupil starting in Junior Infants this year, raise the Blue Flag with the help of principal Fiona Wickham.
Sixth class pupils Ciara Banville and Conor Kinsella plant a tree on the day .

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.

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