Awards

Cork Food Policy Council.

Cork Food Policy Council Awards 2019

St. Colman’s N.S., Cloyne has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Cork Food Policy Council.

The Cork Food Policy Council believe there are many people who go that extra mile when it comes to sustainable food practices, who don’t get the recognition they deserve.

St. Colman’s N.S. has gone that extra mile and further through the following committees; The Green School’s, The Active Flag and The Garden Committee. We promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle which in turn builds lifelong skills, encourage all to reduce their carbon footprint, plant and grow food in the school garden which is sold to the community.

Some of the activities we have taken part in are; scooter lessons and put in a scooter rack, cycling lessons through the RSA, purchased a polytunnel where we will grow flowers, vegetables and fruits to be sold, helped the tidy towns with litter picking, promoted a healthy lifestyle through Fit February, Rudolf Run, School Marathons, etc.

The award ceremony took place on the 12th February at St Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork. The Lord Mayor of Cork City Cllr. Mick Finn and Dr Colin Sage, Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council awarded us with this prestigious award. Ciaran Crowley, Molly O’ Shea, Kara Keeler, Lily Kent and Leona Mc Grath represented the school. It is a fantastic achievement for the school – well done to all! Also, Thank you Cllr Mick for the homewwork pass!