Balbriggan Tidy Towns Go Back to School

January 23, 2013 0

In recent weeks we brought you news that Balbriggan Tidy Towns (BTT) have launched a new initiative to work with local secondary schools. This week it was the turn of Balbriggan Community College to host the Tidy Towns PRO officer Zoe Nelson.

balbriggan_community_college_balbriggan_tidy_towns_23jan13The third year class who have chosen to liaise with the Tidy Towns team are called ‘Allen’ and are named after the beautiful Shannon lake. They sent an invite to BTT and developed a welcoming committee and they also prepared questions which would help them with their completion of their CSPE (Community, Social and Political Eduction) project.

Before Christmas the class also help to plant trees and bulbs around Balbriggan Garda station, so this class room session focused on the meaning of volunteering and stewardship.

balbriggan_community_college_balbriggan_tidy_towns_23jan13_2They are very proactive and class teacher Stephanie Sherman was very positive about the experience and said the students had asked if they could come help with future projects. This is music to the ears of the Tidy Towns team as it means the engagement with the students has awaken a genuine interest in their local environment & wildlife.

Joe Troy the BBT Chairperson stated ” I am delighted with the progress we have made with the local secondary schools, it is a comfort to know that the Tidy Towns organisation is safe in the hands of the next generation”

balbriggan_tidy_towns_logoThe Tidy Towns team can be followed on Twitter @balbriggan_tta or on facebook and can volunteers can join in every Saturday at 11am at their hut behind the combinded clubs on Dublin Street, Balbriggan.