Sacred Heart Primary School Going Green

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IT WAS a momentous day for the Sacred Heart Primary School (Presentation) who were presented with two prestigious environmental awards at the Tralee Bay Wetlands today.

First An Taisce presented them with a Green Flag for bio diversity which is an internationally recognised award.

The school received this for planting flowers and encouraging wildlife to flourish on their school grounds. All classes were involved from Junior Infants up to sixth class, the children also built a ‘bug motel’.

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Sacred Heart School

Representatives from the Presentation Sacred Heart Primary School who received a Green Flag and LEAF Certificate from An Taisce were from left: Eavan Shanahan, Alana O’Sullivan, Lauren O’Sullivan and ┬áLaura Smullen. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

“The kids really enjoyed it, especially the bugs and insects, they loved the ladybugs and butterflies. We often searched our grounds for insects so it was a visual project which they really enjoyed,” said 2nd class teacher Mary Hickson.

The school were also presented with a LEAF certificate for successfully implementing the LEAF (Learning About Forests) programme. This was granted for the children’s efforts in the study of trees which included the planting of 30 trees.

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