Local Councillor and past pupil Michael Smith raised the green flag outside Lismackin Primary School recently. He congratulated the teachers and pupils of the school on this great achievement and wished them continued success in their efforts to promote a better and cleaner environment.
A special ceremony to celebrate Lismackin National School receiving their third green flag, was held on Tuesday last. Pictured at the hoisting of the flag was:
Students, Aaron Maher and Aoife Keeshan pictured with Cllr Michael Smith, Ban Ryan (Principal) and Peter Byrne (Chairman of the Board Of Management).
At a function held in the adjacent community centre, all the children of the school had earlier entertained their parents, teachers and guests with a range of songs, accompanied by Joe O’ Brien on the organ.
Lismackin National School held a ceremony on Tuesday last in recognition of the school achieving it’s third “Green Flag”. Congratulations to all involved. Back Row L/R:
Cllr Michael Smith, Ban Ryan (Principal), Fr Noel Kennedy, Emmer Boland, Noel Coonan TD, & Peter Byrne, Chairman of the Board of Management
Front Row L/R:
Students; Emma Maher, Caoimhe Stapleton, Darragh Heffernan, Jordan Doyle, Aoife Shelly, Denis Hennessy, Emma Mullally and Darragh Sheedy.
The green flag committee led by sixth class pupil Emma Mullally explained how they had worked on a special project on water quality for their third green flag. Members of sixth class then demonstrated how we all pollute our rivers and streams through carelessness. Fr Noel Kennedy PP, Noel Coonan TD and Ms Nancy Lynch retired teacher were among the guests welcomed to the function by Principal Ban Ryan. The Chairman of the Board of Management Peter Byrne thanked everyone associated with the event and praised the hard working parents association for all their work, including the production of a school calendar which raised over €1500. Joise Long and Cathy Russell on behalf of the Parents Association presented the cheque to Emma Boland Vice Principal and incidentally the teacher who had driven and co ordinated the green flag project.
Parents and guests enjoyed refreshments afterwards as the children took part in a school sports and played on the bouncing castles provided for the day. Thanks to everyone who made the event so successful and pleasurable.