Award for local school

Monastery NS are once again celebrating success after their attendance at the Louth County Council GROW Awards 2019. GROW stands for Green, Renewable, Organic and Waste-free; all elements that are central to the Monastery NS environmental ethos.
The GROW awards celebrate the incredible environmental work being done in schools throughout the county. In attendance at the awards to represent Monastery NS. were teachers Sheila McKeown and Claire McCabe with 5th class pupils Philip Ross, Seán Haughey and Adam Keenan.
Monastery NS were thrilled to comfortably retain their five star status at the awards thanks to the efforts of their dedicated environmental committee and whole school community. An even greater honour came when School of the Year for the Municipal District of Ardee was awarded to Monastery NS. This is the third time the school has received this award. The pupils were delighted to proudly carry the trophy back to their fellow pupils and were met with huge cheers of celebration.
The school has been blessed with a fantastic new committee for 2018/19 put together by Ms McKeown, environmental coordinator. School teacher Ms McCabe also joined the committee this year and has been a wonderful asset, helping the boys in many aspects of their environmental work. Both Ms McKeown and Ms McCabe have worked tirelessly with the environmental committee, supporting them in their work towards their ninth Green Flag for Global Citizenship: Marine Environment. The committee has also received the backing of their ever-obliging caretaker Philip Rogers.
Pupils took part in a competition to show off their environmental interests in order to earn their place on the Committee. One sixth class pupil, Jamie Callaghan, stood out unequivocally to the GROW Awards Judges as the Junior Environmentalist of the Year 2019 for the Municipal District of Ardee. Jamie is a leader amongst his peers when it comes to environmental issues and has been a fantastic addition to the committee. The school is very pleased to have Jamie’s efforts recognised by Louth County Council at the awards this year.

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