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Biodiversity in 1st Class

Our school has been learning a lot about biodiversity over the last few months. In 1st Class we decided to learn about plant growth through the growing of seeds. We learned that the three things a plant needs to grow are water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. Firstly we planted cress seeds on a wet tissue. They were placed on the windowsill where they would
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Planting Herbs in Our Sensory Garden

We planted herbs in our Sensory Garden in The Glen yesterday. We planted the herbs in the soil. We dug a hole with a small shovel. Then we put the plant into the hole. We watered the plant using a watering can. Next we put the soil back around the plant and we patted the soil. We then watered the plants some more. We
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Biodiversity Action Day

On Friday the 20th of March we had our biodiversity action day. In the morning the junior school had a power point on biodiversity. They discovered what a flower needs to grow, water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. They also looked at the life cycle of animals, insects and plants. They looked at some food chains. They identified common birds in the school yard such
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Green School Competition

The green school committee organised a competition in November where children had to come up with a slogan to promote biodiversity.  The entries were to be in by the 12th of December.  We received a great response and we got many great slogans and also great artwork. It was very difficult to pick a winner but the winners were Junior/senior infants: Finn McD 1st/2nd:
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The biodiversity awareness assembly

Last Friday the Green school Committee presented an assembly on biodiversity to all the classes in the school. We spoke about what biodiversity is, what it means and how we can protect it. We showed different types of leaves, algae, twigs and ferns.  We showed a slideshow on biodiversity and taught all the classes about it. We are also introducing a competition to design
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Biodiversity of Ireland

On Wednesday the 12th of March, wildlife educator, Michael Bell, came in to 3rd, 4th and 5th class to talk about biodiversity around us and why it is important. Michael brought in a badger skull which was remarkably small, antlers from a deer, a stuffed pine martain,  a dolphins spine joint and a rib from a fin whale which was huge! The rib was
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Our Anti-Litter Awareness Mural Project

The Community Enterprise Sligo County Council advertised that funding was available for an anti-litter awareness project. Mrs Clarke made an initial proposal to the council and was granted the go ahead. Karen Webster a local artist was invited to guide 5th and 6th classes in creating the art mural. Anti-litter awareness was created in class by showing a film called King Wastealot. The message
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Litter Mural

Our new Litter Mural, completed in the first term by Rang V and Rang VI under the guidance of visual artist Karen Webster, has now been temporarily mounted in the school hall. We’ll have further information on this mural soon.


Minibeast Hunt

                            We went on a Mini beast Hunt around our school! Mrs. McDaniel came in to talk to the Junior and Senior Infants and helped us identify the mini beasts we found! Mrs. McDaniel is a Zoologist and works with the Green Schools Committee. We found several different types of mini
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WEEE Ireland Assembly

Today, a man called Niall Lydon from Galway, came to the school to talk to us about recycling. He talked to us about not throwing electrical items away. We learned from him that we can recycle most things in the world like kettles, Xboxes, PS3s, washing machines etc. His rule was that anything that can be plugged in or has batteries can be recycled.
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