Eco Schools

The OAK treeEco Info

Posted 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 AwardEco News

Posted 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 clubEco Activities

Posted 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.
Blog imageSadly this was one of our few oak trees that was brought down in the recent storm.
Great chat and fun with these children.

Eco ClubEco Activities

Posted 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.
Blog imageBlog imageBlog imagePlease 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!
Blog imageWell 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 ElectionsEco Events

Posted 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.

Treat DayEco Activities

Posted 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!

FlowersEco Activities

Posted 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 PlantsEco Activities

Posted 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!