55 Donegal schools celebrate Green
SCHOOLS in Inishowen
are among 55 across the county to be awarded Green
Flags for their environmental efforts.
The majority of schools were seeing a renewal of
their flags but three including Crana College,
Buncrana, are now celebrating the award of their
first Green Flag.
The other two are Castleshanaghan N.S., Letterkenny
and Scoil Chaitriona in Ballyshannon.
The flags were awarded or retained in a number of
categories including energy saving; litter and waste
reduction; water conservation and biodiversity.
Schools from across Co Donegal
attended the recent Green Flag ceremony in
recipients include St Joseph's N.S Lower, Illies;
Scoil Naomh Padraig, Drumfries; Bocan Community
Creche, Culdaff; Donagh N.S, Carndonagh; Scoil
Mhuire, Gleneely; St Oran's N.S., Cockhill; St
Mary's N.S, Malin Head; Scoil Cholmcille, Glengad
and St Columb's N.S, Moville.
There was special congratulations too for Scoil
Cholmcille in Letterkenny which was awarded its 9th
The Green Schools programme has been operating in
Ireland for 20 years and is frequently regarded as
best practice internationally.
Donegal County Council waste awareness officer
Suzanne Bogan described its benefits to the entire
community as "tremendous", adding "not only are we
educating our pupils for the future but the positive
environmental impacts each school is making cannot