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Laudato Si

In 2018 Pope Francis wrote a letter saying that we need to start caring for our world. We needed to take action and reuse, reduce, recycle. The letter Pope Francis wrote was called the “Laudato Si”. This letter states that change doesn’t come to you, you need to go to it. Every bit that you reuse, reduce, recycle, counts.  As part of the Laudato
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Road Safety – 2nd Class

We are currently reading a novel called The Hodgeheg by Dick-King Smith. It deals with the topic of road safety. The hedgehogs in the story face many challenges trying to cross the road. We also learned the Safe Cross Code in class and took part in a poster competition. We were asked to design a poster promoting the use of high visibility clothing. Good
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New Junior Infants – Our first seven days

We have all settled in really well. Although we’ve only been in school for seven days we’ve been really busy – playing, working, settling into a routine, making friends and exercising to Gonoodle.   We’ve had our first Gaelic coaching session, been to our first assembly and our first school mass, done a tour of the school, played in the soft play area and visited the school
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Gardening – 2nd Class

On Friday June 1st Mrs.O’Rourke and Seamus took our class out to the school organic garden. We planted many seeds such as beans, beetroot and red onion. We learned how to evenly space out the seeds and how to care for our garden.


Throwback Thursday

Earlier in the year Third Class took a trip to Hazelwood with a wildlife expert called Michael Bell. He taught us many interesting facts and showed us the best places to find mini beasts in the woods. The children worked together to identify trees and plants which they had previously learned about in class. It was such an educational and fun trip!


School Awarded 6th Green Flag

For the past two years our Green School Committee have been working diligently and consistently to raise environmental awareness in our school. Our committee was elected in 2015 and comprises of 2 children from classes 3rd to 6th ( two from 2nd in 2016) and 3 adults. We meet regularly to plan events and discuss what we intend doing in the immediate future.   We
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Leave No Trace Workshop

In December Third Class took part in a Leave No Trace workshop based on environmental awareness and promoting the importance of our oceans. Dorothy, our speaker on the day, brought in various objects she found on a local beach. In groups the children had to estimate how long each item would take to disintegrate. Items such as plastic bags, runners and glass bottles were
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Harvest time at Ransboro!

We were gardening today in school, we harvested some beetroot! The beetroot is purple with green leaves.  It grew in the soil from a seed. Seamus showed us some potatoes, white and red onions which he harvested earlier in September. The peas will be ready next week, we tasted some, they were delicious! We also tasted mint and chives! Here are some comments from the children
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Ransboro gets Biodiversity Green Flag.

On the 19th of May, Anna, Cormac, SNA Mrs.Nearn and Mrs. O’Rourke, representing our  Green School Committee, went to Claremorris to receive the Biodiversity Green Flag . The Green School Committee have been working so hard over the past few years to earn this flag. They have surveyed the school about biodiversity,mapped the school grounds at the start and again in April 2015 showing new
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Visit to the seashore in Strandhill

On Wednesday 20th of May, 5th class and the green school committee had a biodiversity day out. Olivia from An Taisce and The Clean Coast programme visited our class. She talked about marine life, dunes, how we can impact our coastal areas in a good way and a bad way. She displayed a variety of shells, seaweed and fossils. We then went to Strandhill
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