Congratulations to the Green School Committee and their coordinators Ms McHugh, Mrs Sheridan and Mr O’Connor following the news that the school has received their ninth Green Flag, meaning that CBS Primary Dundalk is now among the schools with the highest number of Green Flags in the country. This is a remarkable achievement and it now means we proudly boast flags for Travel, Energy, Waste, Litter, Biodiversity, Green Homes, Global Citizenship- Energy and Global Citizenship- Litter and Waste and our new flag, Global Citizenship-Marine. Each flag is a two year cycle and the school first took part in the programme almost 20 years ago under the stewardship of current principal Mrs McKeever. Over the years the school has continued to add environmentally friendly routines with each new Green Flag and recently eliminated single use drinks bottles- a major source of pollution worldwide. Other developments include a state of the art rainwater harvesting system, motion sensor lights throughout the school and a revamped recycling and composting structure. The school is extremely proud of our environmental record and this flag is testament to the hard work and effort of the entire school community. Thank you to all staff, parents and children who have an active role to play every day in keeping the school environmentally aware.