As part of the Eco Schools Programme several local primary schools have been presented with their Green Flags at a ceremony in Warrenpoint Town Hall.

Schools attending the reception included Grange Primary School, Kilkeel; Kingsmill Primary School, Whitecross; Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche, Castlewellan; St Dallan’s Primary School, Warrenpoint; and St Joseph’s Primary School, Newcastle. 

Some of the schools who were presented with their Green Flags pictured with Cllr Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
Some of the schools who were presented with their Green Flags pictured with Cllr Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

Seven schools received their first green flags this academic year, taking the total number of schools throughout the district proudly flying the Green Flag to 43.  

Cllr Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down Council spoke to the teachers and pupils attending the presentation ceremony and said, “The Green Flag award is internationally recognised and only obtained by those schools who have reached the highest of environmental standards”.

Councillor Mulgrew continued, “Well done to all staff and pupils for their hard work. A special word of congratulations to the Eco Committee members present here today. You have taken the lead and shown that your school cares about the environment. I look forward to seeing your flag flying proudly outside all your schools soon”.

Eco Schools NI Coordinator, Ruth van Ry said, “It is always a pleasure to attend celebration events such as this to recognise the efforts of pupils and teachers and to celebrate their successes within the Eco-Schools programme. The continued support and encouragement from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council undoubtedly contributes to the great success of schools in the area”.

For more information on the Eco Schools Programme contact Eco Schools NI on 028 9073 6920 or visit eco-schoolsni.org.uk