Ballina Beverages Develop School Sensory Garden
Last month we in Moyne College were privileged to have HR Managers from Coca-Cola Plants all over the world come into us for a day. They were joined by Siobhan McGovern and Ann-Marie Coleman from the Ballina Beverages Coca-Cola Plant in Ballina. The team were challenged with a Team Building Exercise where they were asked to develop a Sensory Garden for the school. This exercise also developed their meditation techniques as part of the mindfulness aspect of the Coca-Cola EEA Ambassador Wellbeing Programme. The team were given an area, tools, plants and a timeframe and by the end of the day had to collectively have developed a Sensory Garden. The team put in a Trojan effort while some from South America found the weather the most challenging aspect. By the end of the day the team had developed a marvellous Sensory Garden that the Students & Staff of Moyne College will benefit from for years to come.
The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) is a flagship educational inclusion programme of Business in
the Community Ireland, the network for responsible business. SBP is recognized as
a model of international best practice and has been showcased by the EU Commission, OECD, France, Czech Republic and others. The programme aims to positively impact on educational inclusion in Ireland by facilitating a partnership between one school and one large local business. Moyne College are proud to be partnered with Ballina Beverages. Schools are at the heart of our communities so involving employees from local businesses with our young people makes common sense. We look forward to working with the staff from Ballina Beverages in the future.