SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has congratulated local schools on being awarded Green Flag status.
The schools, which include Drumgor PS, Drumnamoe Nursery School, St Francis PS and St Mary’s PS in Derrytrasna, achieved the status for their environmentally friendly atmospheres.
“I want to warmly congratulate all the schools in Portadown and Lurgan on their efforts to promote an eco-friendly culture,” said Mrs Kelly. “Their work has rightly been recognised and the award of Green Flag status is richly deserved. The protection of the environment is a global issue but it’s important that we all play our part and these schools have done a wonderful job equipping our children and young people with the tools to make a difference. Good habits need to be learned as early as possible and the seeds for responsibility have been well embedded.
“Hopefully this is something that we can build on and I look forward to seeing the range of eco projects that will emerge from the schools next year and well into the future.”