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19/06/18 Greens schools on show at Catchment CARE launch.

Pupils and teachers from St. Baithins N.S, St. Johnston, Raphoe Central N.S, Convoy Joint N.S and St.Therese’s P.S, Lenamore, Derry were invited to the recent launch of the Donegal County Council led Catchment CARE project in Burt last week.


The Catchment CARE project is aimed at improving the water quality in three important cross-border river catchments – River Blackwater, River Finn and the Arney River and as part of this, Catchment CARE will be delivering an educational programme on water quality to 30 schools (900 pupils) across the 3 catchments.


At the launch the schools, representing their Green Schools committees, showcased projects that their students  are working hard on.


The schools projects covered a diverse range of environmental awareness issues including Marine Litter, Composting, Bio Diversity and recycling plastics.  Speaking after the launch Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council said “We were delighted to have these schools represented at the launch of Catchment CARE.  The work that is done by the students and teachers in these schools as part of the Green Schools Programme is nothing less than inspirational and it was a great opportunity to showcase to key influencers the impact that this work has in terms of raising awareness and an appreciation of the role each and every one of us has in protecting our environment”.


St. Baitihins

Pictured at the launch of the Catchment CARE project on Thursday last in An Grianan Hotel Burt from St. Baithins N.S, St.Johnston are Odhran Feeny, Ms. Mary Brown, Charlin McElroy, Victoria McHugh Toland, Ms. Avril Gallagher, and Cllr. Patrick McGowan, Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar MD.


Raphoe Central

Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar MD Cllr. Patrick McGowan and former Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle pictured with Noelle Wilkie, Raphoe Central N.S,  Anne McMullan, Green School Co-Ordinator, Raphoe Central N.S, and their pupils L-R Alex Walker, Sarah Craig, Harry Pearson, Lucy Brown and Alex Devine at the Catchment CARE launch on Thursday last in An Grianan Hotel Burt.


Convoy Joint NS

Pictured at the launch of the Catchment CARE project on Thursday last in An Grianan Hotel Burt are Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council, and Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar MD Cllr Patrick McGowan along with pupils from Convoy Joint N.S Dean Black, Noah Johnston, Shannon Glenn and Caleb Laird, and their teacher Ms. Heather Oliver.


St. Therese Lenamore

Former Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry McMonagle pictured at the Catchment CARE launch on Thursday last in An Grianan Hotel Burt with Ms. Ciara Herron from St.Therease’s P.S, Lennonmore, Derry, and her pupils Josh Harrigan, Caitlin Lees, Amber McGarvey, Cassie Quinn and Emily Burke.



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