Bweeng NS gets bigger and greener

On Monday morning Minister of State at the Department of Education Seán Sherlock TD visited Bweeng NS to celebrate with the staff and pupils on the occasion of their second Green Flag ceremony. There was an added element to the occasion as the Minister also had the honour of cutting the ribbon on the recently completed new classroom at the school. The school raised their first Green Flag in 2005 and the Minister took the opportunity to commend the hard work and dedication of the pupils and teachers, particularly Deputy Principal Catriona Buckley, Green Schools co-ordinator, on the occasion of the raising of their second Green Flag.

Addressing the pupils, teachers and parents the Minister said, “Under this programme, you the pupils and your teachers are taking collective responsibility and are making a real contribution towards solving some of our environmental problems. In attaining Green Flag status, you will have developed team-working skills, which are the foundation stones for a successful career path.”

Minister Sherlock was also invited to cut the ribbon on the new classroom, for which funding was obtained in 2011 and which now accommodates 1st and 2nd class students, “The decision by the Department of Education and Skills to grant this funding is an acknowledgement of the school’s continuing growth and importance here in the community. The new accommodation provides the space in which to pursue the many learning goals under the expert guidance of your Principal Ms. Sheehy and her staff.”