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Thank You

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Duggan Mon, April 10, 2017 11:40AM
A big thank you to all the parent volunteers who came to school this morning and helped Sammy put the soil in the planters! You did a great job.👍🏻We will be ready to plant after Easter!!!



The polytunnel

Eco AnnouncementsPosted by Mrs Allen Wed, April 05, 2017 04:26PM

Thank you very much to Sammy and Paul Kirkpatrick (Charlie and Jack's dad) who have been working at the floor of the polytunnel all day. It was a big job and Sammy needed some help. Paul was able to go and collect ready mixed concrete with his van and trailer.

Soon we will be able to start planting our flowers, fruit and vegetables. We are all looking forward to taking turns to work in the polytunnel.



Well Done Jack!

Eco NewsPosted by Mrs Duggan Fri, March 10, 2017 01:17PM
Jack decided to write a letter to Blue Peter highlighting all the wonderful Eco activities we do in school. He was awarded a Green Blue Peter Badge which are especially for Blue Peter viewers who care about the environment and nature! Well done Jack for writing a great letter!

Our New Polytunnel

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Admin Tue, March 07, 2017 02:44PM
We hope you enjoy watching this short video clip of our polytunnel being constructed. Many thanks to Dean from Gillespie Polytunnels for putting this together especially for us.




If your system can't play the video try this link...
roundtowerips.com/0docs/ECO-Polytunnel.mov



The Polytunnel

Eco EventsPosted by Mrs Allen Thu, February 09, 2017 04:02PM

Primary One had a great time yesterday popping in and out to see what stage the polytunnel was at. We watched the men at different times of the day to see what stage they were at. Dean was the boss and he told us all sorts of useful information about how the tunnel was made and what we could plant in the Planters. He told us to remember to soak the peas overnight so they grow more quickly and to keep the lettuce seeds in the fridge before planting!!

He explained how the galvanized steel hoops were made in his engineering firm and told Sammy that he would need to cover the base in concrete and make a path to the tunnel.

We are looking forward to taking our turn in the tunnel to plant some vegetables or fruit.

Thanks again to Dean and his team.



Exciting News

Eco AnnouncementsPosted by Mrs Duggan Wed, February 08, 2017 08:56PM
Today was a very exciting day for our school as we got to see our polytunnel being installed. The polytunnel was manufactured and made by Gillespie Polytunnels Co Donegal. Dean and his team worked very hard all day to get it all set up for us, they even gave us some tips on what to grow. Dean showed us pictures of a huge pumpkin his son had grown. Check out their Facebook page for some ideas on what your class could grow.

We will be getting the floor put down and filling the planters with soil very soon watch this space!!!!

Planting our Prizes

Eco ActivitiesPosted by Mrs Allen Wed, January 18, 2017 09:33AM

We received some lovely plants from Greenmount that needed to be planted fairly soon. Yesterday Sammy helped the boys and girls in P1 to get them into the ground.

Lauren is our class Eco Representative so she got the Clematis out of the pot and positioned it against the fence beside the bus stop.

Charlie our other Eco Rep. planted the Dogwood on the left side of the small gate where the children come in to school.

Angelica and Sebastian are this week's leaders so they planted the Horse Chestnut tree in between the old Willow Dens. Hopefully in time we will have a tree to give us lots of conkers!!


I hope that the children will remember that they planted these when they are much older!!


Best in class

Eco NewsPosted by Mrs Allen Fri, December 02, 2016 03:45PM

Findley, Abbie, James and Erin came with me today to Greenmount to collect our prize for the scarecrow we entered into the Garden Show last June.

We had made a scarecrow using only plastic bottles. It is now in our Outdoor classroom. It won the best scarecrow in the Eco section.

So we need to start thinking about what we can make for the competition next year.

We had a great time at CAFRE. We all received a very informative book about planting and growing our own food by Jilly Dougan.

The children had to create a Planter with Ivy and Cyclamen. We will need to remember to water it!

The school also received a Horse Chestnut Tree, a Clematis and a Cornus or Dogwood, which we will need to get planted out fairly soon.

Thanks again to all the people at Greenmount College who looked after us so well this year.

F.Allen





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