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									Belfast schools win
environmental awards
Teachers and pupils at six Bel-
fast board schools celebrated in
June, when they won titles in a
prestigious environmental awards
scheme.
 Fleming Fulton was named the Bel-
fast Education and Library Board’s
Best Kept small school in the
2006 SuperValu Best Kept School
Awards, while Harberton Special
School won the medium sized
school award and Victoria College
took the large school title.
 Arellian Nursery School, Orange-
field Primary and St Rose’s High
School were runners up in the
same categories respectively.
 The Best Kept Awards are or-
ganised annually by the Northern
Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) and
sponsored by independent retail
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group SuperValu.                       NIAC Chairman Doreen Muskett praised         alised sign, a perpetual crystal trophy
 NIAC announced the province’s        the winning schools. “The standard of en-     and a cash award. Runners-up were
Best Kept Schools at a series of      tries to the SuperValu Best Kept School       presented with a special certificate and a
presentations in the five Education    Awards has been very high again this          monetary prize.
and Library Boards and repre-         year and we would like to congratulate all     SuperValu Brand Manager, Jackie Mc-
sentatives from the BELB schools      of the schools that took part.                Closkey added: “SuperValu is proud to
picked up their awards at the board    “One of the main aims of the Best Kept       support the Best Kept School Awards and
headquarters from Senior Educa-       Awards is to encourage young people           we are delighted that so many schools
tion Officer Gerry McGuinness and      to develop an interest in their school        take part.
Supervalu Brand Manager Jackie        surroundings and the environment as a          “It is really impressive to see the hard
McCloskey.                            whole.                                        work being put into the care of school
 Almost 200 schools from across        “When judging the entries we look for        grounds and the environment by teachers
Northern Ireland competed for the     evidence of pupil participation in environ-   and pupils in Belfast schools.”
coveted awards this year, and NIAC    mental projects, and of course clean and
judges have been scouring the         tidy school grounds.                          Information about the Best Kept School
country to find the tidiest and most    “The winning BELB schools impressed          Awards can be obtained from NIAC
environmentally active schools        the judges in all of these areas.”            on 028 9040 3681 or visit www.ni-
since March.                           Category winners received a person-          acbestkept.com




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1 Fleming Fulton: Back row,
Heather Mearns, Childcare Assist-
ant, Doreen Muskett, Chairman
                                         4                        BEST KEPT AWARDS
                                      Manager and Jackie McCloskey,
                                      SuperValu Brand Manager
                                      3 St Rose’s High School: Jackie
                                                                          McKee and Sinead McKee from
                                                                          Arellian Nursery School
                                                                          5 Orangefield Primary: Jackie Mc-
of the NI Amenity Council, Gerry      McCloskey, SuperValu Brand Man-     Closkey, SuperValu Brand Man-
McGuinness, Senior Education          ager, Gerry McGuinness, Senior      ager, Gerry McGuinness, Senior
Officer, BELB, Norman Johnston,        Education Officer, BELB, Joan        Education Officer, BELB, Mr E
Fleming Fulton teacher and Jackie     Burton, NI Amenity Council and      Long, principal and Joan Burton,
McCloskey, SuperValu Brand            school principal Teresa McNamee     NI Amenity Council
Manager                               4 Arellian Nursery School: Do-      6 Harberton Special School:
2 Victoria College: Dr Darrin Barr,   reen Muskett, Chairman of the NI    Doreen Muskett, Chairman of
Acting Principal, Doreen Muskett,     Amenity Council, Gerry McGuin-      the NI Amenity Council, Gerry
Chairman of the NI Amenity Coun-      ness, Senior Education Officer,      McGuinness, Senior Education
cil, Gerry McGuinness, Senior         BELB and Jackie McCloskey,          Officer, BELB, Jackie McCloskey,
Education Officer, BELB, Tom           SuperValu Brand Manager. In the     SuperValu Brand Manager and Joe
Duprey, Estates and Properties        front row are Ruth Smyth, Tiarnan   Mulhern, senior teacher




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