While everywhere across the North West turned out in green this week to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, one school used the occasion to highlight their attitude to the environment.
St. Paul’s Primary and Nursery School in Slievemore held their first ‘Green Day’ last Wednesday to show their
commitment to the environment, and staff at the school have said the event was a huge success.
Everyone in the school wore green and brought in a recyclable object to place a plant in.
Some children brought old shoes, old toys and in one case, even a rocket.
The St Paul’s school community also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at the same time by doing some St. Patrick’s art work and involving the whole school in creating a huge human shamrock.
Catrina McFeely, the school’s principal, said: “The children had a really hands on, exciting day learning about their culture and the environment and I want to thank Miss McGuiggan and Mrs Brolly for all the work they put into organising it.”
Abbie Williamson, the P5 Eco Warrior, said: “It is a great way to get everyone to think about their environment and remember to look after it.”
The entire school then spent the afternoon learning and performing Irish ceili dancing wearing their St. Patrick’s Day headbands.