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Saturday 18 November 2017

Barntown National School get fifth Green Flag

By Sara Gahan

TheBarntown NS green school commitee with principal Louisa O'Brien, green school co-ordinator Marie Furlong, Cliona Connolly of Wexford County Council and Mayor of Barntown Tom Dempsey.
TheBarntown NS green school commitee with principal Louisa O'Brien, green school co-ordinator Marie Furlong, Cliona Connolly of Wexford County Council and Mayor of Barntown Tom Dempsey.

It was two year's of hard work but the pupils in Barntown National School finally received their fifth Green Flag for Biodiversity.

The flag was raised by Barntown Mayor Tom Dempsey and members of the Green School committee in the presence of pupils, parents, and the Barntown community.

There was a big thank you to Ms Marie Furlong who led the project, Ms Liz Fitzgerald for her gardening work and Cliona Connolly from Wexford County Council for her ongoing support.

The work began with the election of the committee members who represented each class from first to sixth which included Emily Isdell, Ryan Murphy, Caoilfhionn Roche, Darragh Molloy, Cillian Doyle, Amelia Connick, Ciara Enright, Jimmy O'Keefe, Robyn O'Connor, Andrew O'Brien, David Plummer and Cora Byrne Egan.

The pupils completed surveys and habitat mapping to discover the wealth of nature in the environs of the school followed by the planting of wild flowers, bug hotel to attract insects, some bird feeders and a poly tunnel which provided opportunities for the children to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

The project involved everyone in the school and has generated a real appreciation of the local environment.

Wexford People

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