Extract from Tidy Towns Adjudication Report

A big thank you to all who helped with Green Schools and the School Garden – parents, teachers, pupils and the Cloyne Men’s Shed and all in the Cloyne Community, without you it wouldn’t have been possible!

The following is an extract from the Tidy Towns Adjudication report: 

Consider also collaborating with the local schools involved in the Green Schools programme around the area of more efficient use of resources such as water, energy and transport.

Working closely with the Green Flag activities of the school can be hugely beneficial to Tidy Towns under this category as the pupils are learning about a wide range of environmentally conscious actions which can be communicated and replicated across the wider community.

We visited the school garden at St. Colman’s National School which was a delightful experience, brimming with colourful flowers and an abundance of vegetables and fruit in the polytunnel and vegetable garden. The imaginative wall art, recycling of pallets as fencing, old cable reels and other inventive containers and their colourful presentation was excellent and we applaud all involved.

We admired the colourful treatment of the vacant building and site on Rock Street with attractively planted bicycle and creative artwork using old bicycle wheels. We read from your Facebook page that this project was carried out by the Junior and Senior Infants from St. Colman’s National School with their teachers and parent volunteers and applaud their work– what a lovely way of showcasing the children’s work while introducing a sense of pride in their town.