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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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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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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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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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Cooking With Rhubarb

Today we were cooking in the school kitchen while the rest of the class were playing a Gaelic football match. We made four different desserts: Cottage Pudding, Rhubarb Trifle, Rhubarb Jelly and a Raspberry Mousse. We went into the school’s organic garden to pick some rhubarb and then we went into the kitchen to start cooking. At first we washed and dried the rhubarb,
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Cooking Rhubarb

We picked rhubarb from the organic garden at the back of the school beside our yard. We went inside to the school kitchen and washed our hands. We did this in groups as the kitchen is too small. Everyone else worked in the halla beside the kitchen while the group cooked. We put an apron on and cut off the leaves from the rhubarb.
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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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Vegetable and Fruit Printing

We did fruit and vegetable prints at school. Some of the vegetables we used are potatoes, carrots, bananas, radish, pepper and onions. We used different paints and put the vegetables in the paint. We stuck them on the wall in the classroom when they were dry. The vegetable prints were great fun to make. By Aidan D and Ciara Mc


Cooking With Rhubarb

Rhubarb growing in our organic garden A couple of Fridays ago we did cooking with rhubarb in the kitchen in school. We made rhubarb crumble, rhubarb fool and rhubarb and strawberry fool. We made them because we are in charge of the rhubarb in the school organic garden. Here are the ingredients we used to make rhubarb crumble: 700g rhubarb 35-50g sugar 110g white
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