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Eco club

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Allen Wed, October 17, 2018 10:11PM
Today was our last session until next year! Thanks to all the children who worked so hard to clear the litter from the school grounds. A lot of branches had come down in the last storm and all we could do was to drag them closer to the fence to break down and decay. We bagged up some more leaves from the Playgroup garden and planted a few violas. We had a walk right round the perimeter fence and took stock of all the trees and we're delighted to see that a lot of the saplings we planted a few years ago have established.
Sadly this was one of our few oak trees that was brought down in the recent storm.
Great chat and fun with these children.

Eco Club

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Allen Wed, October 10, 2018 06:33PM
Last Wednesday the children all helped to tidy up litter around the school grounds. Some children helped Mrs Duggan to clear up loads of leaves in the playgroup garden. Mrs Clifford gave the children a box of lovely biscuits so they had one layer after their work today.
Some of the children helped me to clear out the planters at the front of school and refill them with violas. These will last right though the winter into the spring. They are much hardier than pansies.
Please feel free to help yourself to Bramley cooking apples, eating apples, pears and Victoria plums from our orchard. I know that's a bit late for this year, but plenty of time for next year!
Well done to all the children today for tidying up the poly tunnel. It's a very warm job!
The children really impressed me with tales about what their Mummies made with the beetroot and green tomatoes! Chutney and Polish (beetroot) soup.

If if you know of anyone who has any expertise or willingness to help me prune the trees in the orchard please see me. It's really important to keep these under control.

Treat Day

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Mon, June 18, 2018 07:08PM
Eco club always finishes with a treat! Mrs Allen made a rhubarb tart with rhubarb from our school garden. We enjoyed it along with some ice cream. A big thank you to everyone who helped at Eco club every Wednesday, you have been very busy weeding, litter picking, planting, pruning and creating wonderful displays for local competitions. That's it over for another while enjoy the summer holidays!


Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Mon, June 18, 2018 06:58PM
Eco made fantastic flowers which they cut out and are now displayed in the outdoor garden. The children recycled some old plastic and look what they created- amazing!

Summer Bedding Plants

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Mon, June 18, 2018 06:55PM
Eco have been hard at work planting new summer plants at our school entrance. James has been watering them everyday. This is the first thing people notice when arriving at our school and Eco have worked hard to make sure it always looks well. They are very proud of our Green Flag!

Garden Show Scarecrow

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Tue, May 08, 2018 04:57PM
It was lovely to take a walk along Scarecrow Avenue at the recent Garden Show Ireland held in Castle Grounds showcasing all the wonderful scarecrows promoting integrated schools across Northern Ireland. We are delighted that our 'Bird Man' won Best Group Effort! Well done to all the families who made super birds!Eco club made a fantastic miniature garden based on the nursery rhyme 'there was an old lady who lived in a shoe'. The children came up with lots of ideas and really enjoyed working on this project- well done!

Litter Picking

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Mon, April 16, 2018 01:10PM
Eco club started last week with lots of new children attending. We had a quick tour of the polytunnel and then completed a litter pick on our school grounds. Look at all the rubbish we collected. Remember if you see any rubbish on our school grounds pick it up!👍🏻

Planting seeds in the tunnel

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Allen Mon, March 26, 2018 04:43PM

The Eco committee members came out to the tunnel today at 11am to get the seeds planted before we went off on Easter holidays.

A special word of thanks to Sammy our caretaker for preparing the raised beds. They all needed to be cleared of weeds and covered in black polythene to warm up the soil.

Each class is allocated a raised bed and the children planted either peas, mange tout, beetroot, rocket or strawberries.

Sammy has a new watering system rigged up. Hopefully that will provide a more consistent flow of water than we had last year. It is a short window to produce fruit and vegetables before the end of June. Hopefully through "trial and error" we will have something for the children to sample before they go off on summer holidays.

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