On Friday, June 21, St Columba’s NS were celebrating, as students, teachers, friends and family gathered to raise the school’s Green Flag.
Mass was celebrated by Fr Fitzpatrick at 12 noon followed by a short concert performed by the school children. Gary Brady from Longford County Council gave a speech, and congratulated staff and students on their hard work in gaining their first green flag for reducing waste.
Local parishioner Breege Mulfaul raised the green flag. Breege was chosen as the guest of honour because of her many years of hard work on the tidy towns committee.
School principal Mrs Frances McDonnell thanked everyone for coming and all who helped out in any way for this day. She also thanked the school staff and commended them for their work and dedication during the year; Mary Rabbitte, Eamon Shannon, Rosemary Reilly, Aoife Keogh, Conor McElligott, Anne Murtagh and Anne McCabe. She thanked Fr Fitzpatrick and the board of management for their help and support.
Finally it was a day for the children; they celebrated with their parents and grandparents with light refreshments afterwards. All of their hard work in reducing waste had come to fruition.