Today, members of the Green School Committee attended the Green Flag Awards Ceremony in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris. Our school was awarded it's tenth Green Flag, the only school in Mayo to have the Global Citizenship and Marine Flag.
Today our boys and girls gaelic football teams took part in the local area Cumann na mBunscol competitions in Charlestown Sarsfields GAA pitch. There were 4 schools involved on the day - Brusna, Carracastle, Kilmovee and Cloonlyon.
The day began with the boys playing Brusna in the semi-final. After a very strong first half showing, we were well ahead at half time. We made some changes for the second half and the boys who came on put in an excellent display which meant we won the match and progressed to the final where we were to play Kilmovee who defeated Carracastle in the other semi-final.
We got off to a very slow start in the final and found ourselves behind at half time. However, we regrouped at the break and put in an excellent second half display which saw us cut the deficit but unfortunately we didn't manage to get ahead and eventually lost by a few points. Congratulations to Kilmovee and we wish them the best in the next round.
In the girls competition we also played Brusna in the semi-final and after starting slowly found ourselves behind with half-time approaching. However, a huge effort from all the girls saw us leading by a single point at half-time. From the throw-in at the start of the second half it was clear that the girls were not going to let the lead slip and although a very determined Brusna team pushed us all the way we held our nerve and advanced to the final to play Carracastle, who defeated Kilmovee in the other semi-final.
In the final, we had some great performances all over the pitch, but in the end Carracastle proved to be a little too strong for us and ran out winners by a few points. Best wishes to Carracastle in the next round.
While we didn't end up with any silverware we all really enjoyed the day, participated fully and did our best. Well done to all involved and many thanks to all the parents that came to give us their support!
,They didn’t look very appetising when we dug them out of the garden last week as we were preparing the school seed beds. However, when washed and scraped the carrots drew a variety of responses from pupils such as ‘delicious’, ‘sweet’, ‘tasty’, ' cool' and ‘nicer than shop carrots’. While last year didn’t produce a bumper crop such as we had the previous year, the remnants of the crop certainly hit the spot!
Cloonlyon NS is very proud to have received confirmation of the award of the Amber Flag .We are among the very first schools in the county to receive this flag. The school receives the award because of the work done in the promotion of positive mental health and well being. The Positive Mental Health week that was run in the school was a big factor as well as other initiatives such as the Amber Flag board, poster campaign by the pupils to raise awareness and the general sense of openness within the school with regard to mental health. Well done to all the committee and all the pupils and teachers whose efforts helped Cloonlyon NS achieve this award. The Amber Flag will be raised in June.