By Michelle Crean


From cleaning up to scooting along, children from Kilcummin NS have been working hard on their Green Schools campaign. The whole school helped out and gathered as much rubbish as they could before the Easter break. And just recently they also took part in the annual Green Schools ‘Scoot on A Weekday’ (SOW).

“This was yet another excellent Green Schools initiative led by our Deputy Principal, Mr. Murphy, and the Green Schools Committee,” principal Gillian Sheehan told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We were delighted with the whole school participation yet again this year, whilst adhering to COVID-19 restrictions. Each class was designated a location in and around the village of Kilcummin. A special word of thanks to Mr John Moriarty and all at the Rural Development Office for their support. Well done to the Green Schools committee, the pupils and staff of Kilcummin NS on a wonderful clean up! Maith sibh go léir!”

Scooting along

For ‘Scoot on A Weekday’ junior pupils brought a variety of scooters, bicycles and flickers to school to mark this very popular event, she added.

“We were delighted with the turnout and were thrilled that all participating pupils wore their helmets. We are grateful for all the help that Angela Wall (An Taisce) has given us with our Green Schools initiatives, including SOW. Huge thanks to our Deputy Principal, Mr Murphy and the Green Schools committee for promoting this wonderful initiative at Kilcummin NS. This annual event is going from strength to strength and it was wonderful to hear happy children enjoying outdoor fun together!”