This Alder tree arrived just in time for Tree Day on the 8th of October.
We also planted an oak tree.
Pupils from 1st to 3rd had a very enjoyable and busy afternoon building a bug hotel. Thanks to Mr McHugh and Urs for helping us with this task. Why not stop by an take a look at the lovely guests who are staying with us?!
To develop a better understanding of what biodiversity is, each classroom worked on a group project. Projects completed to date were titled Spiders, Trees, Foxes, Mammals and Trees around our School .
Pupils, parents and teachers came together on Wednesday March 22nd for our Biodiversity Action Day. To keep the Travel aspect of the Green Flag Programme going, children were encouraged to come to school in a green way.
At school, each class group participated in different biodiversity based activities.
Junior and Senior Infants:
Complete a mini beast hunt with 5th class.
Tidies Bug Hotel
Painted stones to label the trees.
Fourth and Fifth Classes:
Spring clean around and outside the school.
Made bird and bat boxes.
At 1:30 Mr McHugh informed the children all about the trees on the school grounds.
We worked hard this year to look after the biodiversity we already have around the school and to encourage more species to live around our school.
On the 4th of May, two teachers and two students from 6th class went to the Galway Bay Hotel to collect our 5th Green Flag.
When we arrived at the hotel, we were each given a green flag bag with a pencil case and badge. We then waited in a long queue to get our photos taken.
Afterwards we found seats and listened to the speeches. Finally, it was our turn to collect the flag. We walked up to the stage and we were given the flag and a certificate. We were then treated to dinner. Yum! It was a great day.