Cork Food Policy Council Awards

St. Colman’s National School have been invited to 2019 Cork Food Policy Council Sustainable Food Awards on Tuesday evening February 12th 2019 at St. Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork City.
The CFPC 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. This awards program is designed to recognise those people, acknowledge their good work and encourage others to follow suit.

Applicants were asked to illustrate their commitment to each of the CFPC’s five core values:

1.  Health and wellbeing for all

2.  A thriving local economy

3.  Resilient, food-friendly communities

4 Lifelong learning & skills

5.  A reduced environmental footprint

The application to this scheme under the “Schools” category was made possible through the hard work by School Garden, Green Schools, Active Flag Committees combined. An introduction on the night will be given by Dr Colin Sage, Chair of the Cork Food Policy Council and the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mick Flynn will present the 2019 Certificates of Recognition and Excellence.
The pupils who will represent the school at the awards are Ciaran Crowley, Jonathan Clifford, Molly O’Shea, Leona McGrath, Kara Keeler and Lily Kent. Good luck to all!

School Garden

We are looking for volunteers from our school community to volunteer in the School Garden.
On Monday, October 15th at 3 pm we are having a “Garden Tidy Up Evening” (Adults only)
We would like to replace the raised beds and prepare the ground for planting later in the year.
If you are available and would like to become part of our “Garden Committee”, please return the note that went home today and come along on the 15th with your garden tools and ideas!
This year we will be working in conjunction with the “Green Schools Committee” as they work towards the Biodiversity Flag.
We would love to see parents/guardians, grandparents, aunt’s, uncle’s or relations get involved!!!