3rd Class girls created beautiful hedgehogs using the pencil parings from their room. Well done girls!
The new Green School Committee met for the first time in November and already they have been hard at work! Currently we are working on our Biodiversity flag. But what does ‘Biodiversity’ mean? The meaning of ‘Biodiversity’ is easy to understand when we break the word down; “bio” refers to life and ‘living things’ and “Diversity” means just that; range or variety. The word refers to the huge variety and variation of life that surrounds us on planet earth. Maintaining a high level of diversity among plants, animals and all living things all around us is really important in keeping the environment healthy and fit for human life.
The committee are hoping to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity. They have started by making bird feeders to encourage birds to come to our school garden and to make sure that the birds that come to the garden will get fed throughout the winter.
Aoife Hayden in 5th Class also made her own bird feeder using a milk carton filled with seed.
6th Class girls made fabulous posters highlighting the importance of biodiversity. that will be hung around the school.
Our School Garden
Ms O’Connell and her class have been working tirelessly to get our school garden back to looking its best. They have been outside weeding and have also been planting bulbs. The garden looks great thanks to all of their hard work. Well done girls!
Don’t Forget Our Other Themes!
Although we are working on the theme of biodiversity, it is important that girls don’t forget about our other themes.
Litter & Waste Energy Water Travel
Our Green Girls from 2nd to 5th have made posters reminding girls about these themes and they will be displayed around the school. Maith sibh cailíní! There is a Green School Suggestion Box located in the corridor if girls have any suggestions for the committee.
Our Committee 2018/2019
Dear Parents, Guardians and Pupils,
A suggestion has come from a fourth class member of the Green School Committee about lunches. It has emerged that the amount of farming land needed to sustain animals is much greater than the amount of land needed for growing vegetables, fruit and grains. If more of us were to eat less meat and more plant based food, we would be able to grow more food per acre, and feed more people. Also, animals produce a lot of methane gas (especially cows!), which is very damaging to the environment.
So, here are a few ideas from fourth class about going ‘Meat Free’ for school lunch:
Sandwiches and rolls
Cheese & onion
Cheese & tomato
beetroot & lettuce
cheese & butter
maybe just butter
cucumber & tomato
tuna & sweetcorn
You could have your sandwich or roll with a piece of fruit and a piece of vegetable, and maybe a rice cake or a cracker, or whatever snack you want.
The Green Schools Committee have started the Green Boot Competition again!
Even though we have already been awarded our Travel Flag, we think that it’s important to keep being green when we are travelling to school. We are asking everyone to walk, scoot, cycle or park and stride when coming to school for the next four Thursdays. The Green girls will be recording our numbers on the Green Schools Board, and the stream that have the highest percentage of walkers, scooters or cyclists will win the Golden Boot. The Golden Boot is accompanied by the prize of Homework Off!!!
Go n-éirí libh!
The Green School Committee met today for the first time after the Christmas holidays. Today it was decided that the girls are going to be more careful with closing doors and turning lights off when they are out of the room.
The Golden Boot for our WALK ON THURSDAY was announced today. The girls in sixth class were the winners – well done!!! The committee decided that we will run a WALK ON THURSDAY again when the weather is a little warmer.
Dale Treadwell from Naturally Wild visited the school on Monday and taught girls in second, third and sixth class all about hedgehogs and bees. The committee will hopefully put this new knowledge to good use when working towards our Biodiversity flag.
We would also like to welcome Paul MacDermott as our parent’s representative. Thanks Paul for your help, we really appreciate it.
GREEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE UPDATE
Our Green School Committee is up and running again this year and the girls involved have been doing great work. We are currently working towards our fifth Green School Flag which is for Biodiversity.
This year so far we have organised a Climate Change Week. The Green Girls surveyed their classes, finding out what we as a school knew about climate change. The girls then learned about climate change and how we can take steps to slow it down and maybe even reverse some of the impact, and each class produced a poster. Our survey results were used to create graphs which are displayed on the Green Schools Board on the main corridor alongside our posters.
The Green Girls then surveyed their classrooms, checking that we have no leaking taps, that we are turning off lights when we are out of the room and using our recycling bins properly.
This November the Golden Boot was back! The girls recorded who walked, cycled, scooted or parked and strode to school on Thursday. The winning stream will be announced in January.
In addition, we would like to welcome Paul MacDermott, a parent from second class, to our Green School Committee. Our Green Girls and Deputies have been working very hard, and we are very proud of them. Keep it up girls!
|Ms. Foley||Shona Murphy||Isobel Usher|
|Ms. Ní Fhoghlú||Molly Buckley||Anna Davey|
|Ms. McManus||Lily Kenny-Scott||Sarah Jane MacDermott|
|Mrs. Stokes||Sarah Gordon||Emily Scott|
|Mrs. O’Toole||Tara Burton||Niamh Cody|
|Ms. Davey||Alyssa McGaughey||Orla Kavanagh|
|Ms. McCarthy||Lily Strode||Zahra McKeown|
|Ms. Furness||Catherine Rose Campbell||Alanna Hamill|
|Ms. Duffy||Ava Burton||Mia-Lily Lawless|
|Ms. Finn||Rachael Daly||Victoria Eastwood|
|Ms. Carey||Mia Hodson||Daisy Metcalfe|
|Mrs. Daly||Jane Rooney||Lara McCormack|
|Ms. O’Connell||Méabh Geary||Livia Garg-Holohan|
|Mrs. Brodie||Karina Walsh||Hannah O’Byrne|
|Ms. Carroll||Sophie Faughnan||Anna-Lise Bryans|
Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!