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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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Walk on Wednesday – WOW

The Green School Committee organised a ‘WOW Day’ in our school on Wednesday.  We tried to walk all or part of the way to school,  147 of us walked to school!  We enjoyed the exercise and also helped our environment by not using cars.  When we arrived at school our Green School Committee had a drink and a sticker for us! We are going to try to keep
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Bird watch!

A bird built her nest in my tree house!  She laid four eggs and they hatched!  The chicks are getting bigger now and I can see them change every week! Josh, 2nd Class


The Water Cycle Experiment

We did an experiment in class about the Water Cycle. You need a large bowl, a small sugar bowl, cling film and a sliotar. We put the sugar bowl into the large bowl and put hot water into the large bowl. Then we put the cling film on top of the large bowl. Then we put the sliotar on top of the cling film
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Planting a Willow Fedge

Yesterday we went out to our organic garden. A lady called Ciara from the Organic Centre in Rossinver  came to help us make a willow fedge around our organic garden. A fedge is a cross between a hedge and a fence. The type of willow tree we used is called basket willow. It is good for making a fedge because you can bend it a lot
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