There were celebratory at the Convent Primary School in Roscommon town on Monday afternoon last when the school was awarded an active schools flag, making it one of only two schools in the county to receive that accolade (the other is Cornafulla NS).
County Manager Mr. Frank Dawson was present to formally raise the Active School Flag, a Green Schools Flag and the school’s Green Homes Flag.
The event also marked the launch of Active School Week at the Convent Primary School. This runs from Monday 9th of May to Monday 16th of May.
The Active Flag is the latest award which Scoil Mhuire has received, acknowledging all the work which teachers, pupils and parents alike put into physical activities and sporting events at the school.
The school provides a range of activities for the pupils, both in and out of school hours. These include football, camogie, swimming, volleyball, basketball, drama, arts, Irish dancing, music and maths, with all of the teachers playing an active part.
Speaking at the launch, School Principal Ms. Una Feeley paid tribute to everyone who had helped the school gain the active flag recognition, including Roscommon County Council and Sports Partnership.
“We’d like to thank everyone who facilitated us in any way. Thanks to the County Council for the use of the wonderful facilities and to the members of the Sports Partnership who helped co-ordinate a number of the sporting programmes.
“We’d also like to thank our teachers for the time and effort they put in and we could never forget the parents, many of whom got involved in a number of the activities.
“It’s a great achievement for the school. We are only the second school in the county to have got this active school flag. There are also only twenty schools nationwide who have it so we are certainly very proud of this” added a delighted Ms. Feeley.
County Manager Mr. Frank Dawson extended his congratulations to everyone concerned.
“Well done to everybody who helped with this initiative. It’s a great day for the school and we at the County Council are only delighted to have been able to offer some of our services and facilities.”
“Congratulations to one and all and I really hope you enjoy the rest of your day,” concluded Mr. Dawson.