The Green Flag ceremony started at 11:00 sharp. Miss Connolly told Ben and I to start. Ben welcomed everyone and talked about what he does as Chairman of the Committee. I talked about what I do as secretary. Mrs Slowey's class did a poem called 'Growing' by Linda Hamill and sang a song called 'Marvellous Things'. Mrs Meehan's class said a poem called 'Éirigí a pháistí' and sang 'An Brat Glas'. The Senior Speech and Drama class performed a wonderful mime. Miss Connolly's class sang 'Happy' and a One Direction Medley. Miss Connolly made a presentation to Mrs Mc Crudden because she is sadly leaving us at the end of the year. Peter Cavanagh said a few words on behalf of the Board of Management. He then called on his son Terence Cavanagh who came from London for the day! Terence showed us equipment he used to code and programme when he was our age. Miss Connolly got a massive shock the whole school kept secret from her! We made a card and everyone in the school signed it. She also got a lovely present. Mrs Finnegan got a bunch of flowers. We then proceeded down to where the flag was being raised. We counted down 5-4-3-2-1 and up it went! Everybody got ice cream and sauce. We were delighted!
Caoimhe Mc Carra 6th class, Secretary of Green Schools Committee
We had a ceremony in the gym to celebrate getting or second green flag. Our class said a poem called 'Éirigí a pháistí' and sang a song called 'An Brat Glas'. When the ceremony was over we had a break. We were all playing football and were really surprised when we hear a tune playing. We all fled the pitch shouting ICE-CREAM! Junior Infants got served first, then Senior, all the way up to Sixth Class. We played football for the rest of the break. I really enjoyed my day!
Grace O' Malley, 4th class
We had a show. Every class performed. Then we went down the hill to raise the flag. Then it was lunch time. Then the ice cream van came. Mrs Mc Crudden got flowers. We had a very enjoyable day.
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