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Minibeast hunt

Last week we went on a minibeast hunt.  See photos….      


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.


Marble Run

4th Class were involved in a group project in which they had to create a ‘Marble Run’ out of recycled materials. Their object was to make the marble move as slowly as possible. The run had to be 2m in length and they were free to come up with whatever design and obstacles they wished. The finished projects were amazing! They were all so
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Butterflies in the Classroom

A month ago the Junior Infant class got 5 new pets.  They were teeny tiny caterpillars. Over the last month we have been able to watch them grow and change.  All the caterpillars grew big and fat but only 3 changed into a chrysalis (cocoon). From those 3, one beautiful butterfly has emerged.   Today we set him free and we hope we will be
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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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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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Bridges!

Every day on my way to school I cross four bridges, and pass under three, but never notice anything different. But it’s amazing to think that something as common as a bridge is actually brilliant enough to hold its own weight and much more. I suspect most other people are the same as me, never realising how wonderful bridges are unless you stop to
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