Eco Schools

Eco Schools

Eco Topic Displays

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Wed, February 20, 2019 09:01PM
Lots of lovely Eco displays around school! Children are learning about healthy lifestyles, extreme weather, carbon footprint and recycling.

Compost Bins

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Wed, February 20, 2019 08:56PM
Each class now have a compost bin.

Litter Picking

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Wed, February 20, 2019 08:55PM
The Eco Committee hard at work litter picking!

The OAK tree

Eco InfoPosted by Mrs Allen Thu, February 14, 2019 03:10PM

Mrs Allen and her P1 class 0f 2018/2019 planted a fairly large OAK tree to the right of the school path as you drive in. Sammy had to dig a big hole and hammer in a stake to secure the tree to. Luckily it was well put in as that night there was a terrible storm. Do keep an eye on the Oak as it gets established and lets hope it doesn't get damaged. We also planted a beautiful LIQUID AMBER tree beside the OAK.

It should produce amazing orange leaves in the autumn. Do watch out for it as it grows too.

I hope the boys and girls will remember that Mrs Allen just loves watching the little seeds grow into beautiful majestic trees, just like the children.

Scarecrow Prize Award

Eco NewsPosted by Miss Carruthers Tue, December 11, 2018 02:39PM

We won the Best Teamwork prize in the Scarecrow competition at Garden Show Ireland in May for "Bird Man". A group of ECO club members went to Greenmount to collect the prize. They got to choose a tree, which will replace the fallen oak tree at the perimeter fence, and to create a planter using violas and primulas. They chose some lovely colours and the pot is in the small garden at the front of the school.

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.

Eco Elections

Eco EventsPosted by Mrs Duggan Mon, September 17, 2018 02:14PM

Last week was a very busy week in school as children had to elect a friend to represent their class on our school Eco Committee.

Well done to:

Jamie P1

Dylan P1/2

Danny P2/3

Adam P3

Sarah P4

Hannah P4/5

Joe P5/6

Marcel P6

Ella P6/7

Lili P7

I look forward to working with these children and making our school even more environmentally friendly. This year the school community will be working towards a fourth Eco Schools Green Flag by completing work on Transport, Healthy Living, Litter and Outdoor Learning.

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