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St. Patricks BNS
St Patricks BNS Raises the Green Flag
By Nicola Cresham
17, Jun 2013 - 22:47

There was a great day of celebration in St Patricks BNS, on Friday 14th June ,as the school celebrated raising its 5th Green Flag for biodiversity.

Special Guests Cillian O'Connor and Jason Doherty came to the school to help raise the Green Flag and to meet some students especially the hard working Green Schools Committee, led by Mrs Liz McManamon and Mrs Stephanie McTeague.

Green Schools co-ordinators Liz McManamon and Stephanie McTeague, Principal of St Patricks Joe Carty pictured with Cillian O'Connor and Jason Doherty.

Green Schools Committee at St Patricks BNS.

Great excitement at the flag raising with help from school caretaker Paul Nyland.

Other visitors and speakers included Sharon Cameron of An Taisce, Mayor of Castlebar Brendan Heneghan, Chairperson of Mayo County Council Cyril Burke, Councillor Harry Barrett (teacher at St Patricks) and school principal Joe Carty. Mayo footballer Cillian O'Connor also spoke to the crowd gathered in the school hall for the occasion. A number of town councillors and other special guests were present.

Green Flag No 5 (Biodiversity) is raised at St Patricks BNS by special guests Jason Doherty and Cillian O'Connor.

Great excitement in the school hall waiting for the special guests.

The school band performed for the occasion and there was a great sense of achievement and celebration amongst staff and students.

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