Blue Flag- Our European awareness
New Quay NS participated in the very first Blue Star Programme in the year 2011-2012. The idea of the Programme is to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens. This is achieved through classroom projects in history, geography, Culture and Creativity and the Institutions of the E.U.
Only 32 schools including New Quay NS were awarded the initial Blue flag in June 2012. One of the most enjoyable days in our school is when we celebrate Europe Day on May 9th. Students select a European country and on Europe Day they bring in food from that country. We invite our parents to come to the school and sample our dishes. In 2013 we were privileged to have Marian Harkin MEP come to visit us and talk about her work in the European Parliament. We have been awarded two Blue Flags.