Today is Muire Gan Smál Rescheduled Amber Flag Activity Day

Today is the Day: The Muire gan Smál, Castleisland Amber Flag team ready for their rescheduled day of activity today. Included are:  Basia Dolata, Seamus Moynihan, principal; Nollaig Collins, Amelia Jarza, Emily Moran, Lisa O’Connor, teacher and Amber Flag co-ordinator; Molly Moran, Jean McGuire and Saoirse Collins. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Pupils and teachers at Muire gan Smál Primary School here in Castleisland had planned to hold a day of activity and working together towards this year’s Amber Flag status at the end of last month.

However, a major water supply pipe burst up town meant that the school’s supply was cut off on the chosen day and some rescheduling was called for and today, Friday, April 16th is the day.

An Amber Flag award recognises schools that create inclusive, healthy environments that support mental well-being.

Amber Flag Committee

Muire gan Smál is working towards this and an Amber Flag Committee made up of staff and students is already in place.

“This Friday, April 16th our rescheduled programme of events will take place. We will be having a pyjamas / cosy clothes day, walk a mile with a smile, PE linked with dance and Yoga, an art competition and more for our Amber Flag fundraiser,” said Principal Seamus Moynihan.

Donations to Pieta House

“Pupils and staff have been asked to bring a €2 donation which will go directly to Pieta House.

“Our teacher, Lisa O’Connor, is the co-ordinator of the Amber Flag Committee and she has the full support of the school and the enthusiasm of the pupils behind her in the committee’s bid to raise the Amber Flag over our school this year,” said Mr. Moynihan.

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