27 Tipp schools receive Green Flag status

The flag is given to schools that have reduced their waste and are mindful of their environmental impact. 

Nationally, 205 schools were awarded their first Green Flag in recognition of their work on the Litter & Waste theme while 949 schools have renewed their Flag under the themes of Energy, Water, Travel, Biodiversity, Global Citizenship and Climate Change. 

Close to four thousand schools are involved in the programme which is in its 20th year.