FCC has turned green this month in more ways than one. Not only are we celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and the amazing work of the Green Schools Committee, but we are also the first secondary school in Swords to put a float in to the St Patrick’s Day Parade . We have been working closely with the EVENTSinFingal team from the County Council office and hopefully this will be an annual Art project for Transition Years. This project is a cross- curricular activity and includes students from First and Second Year Art and Woodwork classes, Mathletes and the Green Schools Committee.

The whole idea started when  Transition Year students along with their Art teacher Ms Lynch paid a visit to Recreate In Ballymount. They came up with the idea of using  recycled materials to create a float that represents aspects of our school activities- for example Art, Woodwork, Technology, Green Schools, Maths etc. Mr Graham came to the rescue and gathered old pieces of wood that he no longer needed.It was reuse, reduce and recycle all the way.

Many thanks to all the local businesses for their support. Galvins Hardware supplied the chicken wire. Des Kelly supplied lots of cardboard poles that have been recreated as sculptures of pencils. The Parents’ Council sourced transport and sound.  The trucks for the floats are on loan from Michael McEnery of VirgoeMcEnery Landscaping Fairways Swords who has been very generous with both his time and his trucks. We hope to see you all at the Swords Parade midday Tuesday the 17th of March.

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