Green Flag – Global Citizenship

Our Green Flag Committee had the honour of collecting our latest Green Flag award for Environmental Awareness.

This is a culmination of a huge amount of work and great credit is due to those involved.

Our 6th Green Flag

For the last two years we have been working to get our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship. When we had all our work done we had a visit from Lorraine from the County Council. She was really nice. We showed her all our work from the past two years. She was impressed. We had charts, pictures, slogans, songs and information on trips we had been on to do with the programme.

Last Tuesday the 21st of May four of us went to the Green Flag awards. Kate, Skyla, Kelly and I went because we also had talked to Lorraine. The awards were in the Hodson Bay Hotel. First we played some environment games and got our photo taken with the Green Flag. Then we sat down and listened to different people from the County Council and other schools performances. Then we were all presented with our flags school by school. After we were treated to a dinner.

We then brought back our 6th Green Flag to our proud school!


Hodson Bay (Green Flag)

On the 21st of May myself and three other girls went to Hodson Bay Hotel to receive our sixth Green Flag for Global Citizenship. We also went with our teacher Ms. Leslie. When we got there we queued up to get a green flag bag with a bottle and a badge for each of us. Then we went outside and played a human board game and moved over to photos. We got a photo with the big Green Flag and suddenly it was time to go into a huge room of seats and we went over all of the different flags (8 altogether). After talking and receiving, it was time for our sit down lunch. For lunch we got chicken curry and ice-cream for dessert.

I think we did really well to receive our sixth Green Flag and hope to get the last two.


Hodson Bay

Last Tuesday the 21/05/2019, Me, Áine, Kate & Kellie were on the green schools committee, and were invited to Hodson Bay to receive our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship.

So the four of us and our teacher, Ms. Leslie, with my mom as the driver went to Hodson Bay. We were early so we got to relax and play some games, like giant snakes and ladders. Then we got our photo taken with a green flag. At 11:00a.m. we were sitting in our seats, along with lots of other schools, primary schools, secondary schools and adult groups. There were eight categories, we were the fifth to get called. When we were called, the four of us went up to receive our flag and our certificate.

After that we went to a sit-down lunch, where we got served chicken curry and ice-cream. Then we went for a short walk and were back at the school in no time.




Castledaly Tidy Towns

Darren Egan (Tidy Towns, Castledaly) was also with us to announce the winners of the Poster Competition aimed at promoting Green Recycling. The winning poster was designed by Sean, Áine and Kate. It has since been enlarged and will be displayed near the recycling facilities at the old school.

Darren and his committee were highly impressed by the standard of all entries and judging was difficult. Well done to all who entered.

Lastly the Cathaoirleach helped us to launch our next initiative with the Tidy Towns re GREEN DOG WALKERS. Details to follow.


Green Schools Policy

Please click on this link to view or download our Green Schools Policy.


Lenrec -Clothing Collection

What Lenrec Collects

We are holding a New & Used Clothing Collection on Thursday 28th September. Please leave bags of clean unwanted items into the school before 9.30 that morning. Items that Lenrec accept include Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Curtains, Towels, Soft Toys, Shoes, Handbags, Belts & Laptops. Mobile Phones are also accepted but please keep separate. Items that are not acceptable are Dirty or Wet clothing, Mats, Carpets, Duvets & Pillows.

This may be a good opportunity to have a summer clear out. Please let your extended family, friends and neighbours know also as they may appreciate a local drop off centre.


4F Walk Rota JANUARY 2017 – JANUARY 2018

Please click on  the link to view the list of 4F Walk leaders for the coming 12 months – January 2017 to January 2018. Many thanks for helping with this initiative every month, it has been and continues to be a great success.


Feet For Fuel – Parent’s Rota

Please click here to see the rota for our very successful Feet For Fuel initiative for the coming 12 months. Our thanks to all who have supported us and volunteered their time since we started.


4F Thanks

We would like to thank most sincerely all those parents who have helped out with our 4F Friday’s.  We feel that using our Feet for Fuel each Friday morning is a very worthwhile exercise for everyone but it would  be very difficult to accomplish with the assistance of others.  So to all who walked and encouraged our pupils to walk we extend our heartfelt thanks and take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Happy & Healthy Christmas and look forward to your continued co-operation in 2013.


4th Green Flag

We are proud to announce the achievement of our 4th Green Flag.  A lot of effort,  hard work and commitment  was necessary to accomplish this and we say a huge thank you to our hard working committee.

Here are some of the committee members  being presented with the flag in The Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone in May 2012.

Well done to all involved!


Lough Boora Sculpture Park

Please click on the links below to read some recounts from the pupils of 5th & 6th classes on our action day in Lough Boora on the 29th March 2012.

The Lough Boora Day Out Cian Fanning

Lough Boora Michael Lynch

The Lough Boora Sculpture Park Joanne Duffy


Feet for Fuel Friday

Spring has sprung and Castledaly is on the move!!! Our first 4F Day was on Friday March 2nd. We had a tremendous turnout with over 80% of the pupils walking to school. Here they are lined up and ready for action.

Ready for Action

Here we go!

Here we go!

Just leaving the R444 and westward bound.

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

73 students standing in a row exercised and ready for bookwork.

The Green Committee would like to thank parents and pupils for this great start.

Tús maith leath na h’oibre (A good start is half the work).


Our first 4F day is Friday March 2nd. Please assemble at the shop at 9.05 a.m to be ready to leave at 9.10. and wear suitable outdoor clothing and hi-vis vests if possible.

Leaders for March:

Michelle Grennan, Tony Kelly & Paulette Heavin, other parents are also welcome.

Happy walking.

Feet for Fuel

Use your feet

instead of fuel,

And keep the world

nice and cool.

By: J. Fitzmaurice


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