Thank You

The staff and students of Ballagh NS would like to extend a big thank you to Oliver Walsh and the Westside Equestrian Club for their donation to our school following a recent hunt in the area. We would also like to thank John Lackey from John’s of Doughill for nominating Ballagh NS. We really appreciate your kindness and generosity.

Green Flag Update

We are currently working on our application for our next Green Flag, “Global Citizenship-Litter and
Waste”. Our Green Schools Committee is keeping a watchful eye on the targets in our Action Plan all the
time and a lot of these targets are ongoing.
The school is a hive of activity preparing for our virtual renewal meeting with our local Green School’s
officer on February 23 rd . The school submission is to be uploaded by April 1 st so it’s all shoulders to the
In the coming days we plan to have our “Day of Action” where we will weed out our garden plots in
readiness for planting potatoes and onions. Our window boxes and flower beds are going to receive an
injection of colour too as we plan to plant spring flowers such as primroses, hyacinths, crocuses and
tulips. The “Bug Hotel” will also receive a revamp, so that all our creepy crawlies enjoy a 5 Star hotel
The Junior classes have been making sure our birds are looked after in this frosty weather by making
new bird feeders from recycled materials and checking regularly on bird food supplies.
The Senior classes have been very busy working on interesting projects on the subjects of Global
Citizenship, Global connections, Fair Trade, Recycling of litter/ electrical waste etc… and renewable
Even better, the whole school has come up with a green code which we have decided to compose a
song around. It really helps us remember our Green Code. We hope that everyone will enjoy it.