Congratulations to all in Scoil Mhuire Réalt na Mara – we were county winners of the ‘Schools Biodiversity’ Award at Wicklow County Council’s Tidy Towns, Estates and Sustainable Development Awards.
The ceremony took place in the Council Buildings on Monday, 13th February, as Tidy Towns groups, residents’ associations, schools and businesses were recognised for projects and actions undertaken to promote and develop sustainability in Wicklow’s towns and communities
Schools were well represented in the awards with Scoil Realt na Mara, Brittas Bay receiving the award for ‘Schools Biodiversity’. The judges were particularly impressed with our wildflower garden, bird nesting areas, our tree planting and vegetable garden. They remarked that “together schools continue to play an important role in mobilising environmental stewardship and exploring biodiversity”.
Cllr Stephen Stokes, Leas Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District, was quick to praise the efforts of those involved. He said: “It is great to see Tidy Towns, schools, local businesses and individuals get recognition for their superb efforts. But I also want to pay tribute to all of those who make positive contributions in the community. Even if they did not receive awards, their contribution is invaluable.”
Well done to all involved in helping to maintain our garden and school grounds – we are very proud of our achievements and our award.