Check out the recycled Christmas decorations 3rd class made. Thanks for judging our competition Ms Keogh. Well done to everyone who took part. They were all fantastic. Special mention to Kate and Sofia who won 1st and 2nd place. It was very difficult to choose.
Last Wednesday, a selection of classes enjoyed a really interesting and funny visit from Leif Barry. Leif is an environmental scientist. His job is to find out about all the special things in our environment and then to tell us how we can work together to protect our environment from being destroyed.
He described and explained all about the different species of butterflies, moths, wasps and bees that we have in Ireland. He showed us beautiful photographs that he took himself on his various nature walks. Then he told us that sadly our wonderful and extremely important bees are going to become extinct if we don't help them out by protecting their habitats (where they live) and leaving them lots of food to eat (the pollen from wild flowers).
We can play our part in St. Brigid's to save the bees and other important pollinators!
Leif very kindly left us with some gorgeous wildflower seeds that we can plant out in our school grounds early next year. We can also leave some of our grass uncut so that we can create a wildflower meadow to help provide food for our winged friends. Fingers crossed we attract lots of bees, butterflies and other pollinators to keep us company on yard next summer! Thanks Leif! :-)
Last week we had a very special visitor to the school to raise our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship Litter & Waste. Mairéad Ronan came in to chat to all the children about the flag and what they had to do to achieve it. Mairéad was soo impressed with the amount of work that we do in the school and felt privileged to raise our flag.
We welcomed last years members of the Green School Committee back to the school to celebrate with us and also announced the new members of our committee. Third class were working very hard writing their letters of application to the Green School Committee. The standard was very high this year but unfortunately we can only pick four people. Congratulations to Meisha & Lucette from room 15 and Harriet & Alice from room 1. Their letters are up on the Green School notice board if anyone wants to read them.
Congratulations to Sarah who designed a poster with a catchy ryhme on the 'Value of Electricity'. Sarah won a mug and her poster will feature on the EAI website. www.eaireland.com
In June 2016, the school entered the City Neighbourhood Competition. We had three judges come to our school to judge the following.
On September 12th we were invited to the award ceremony and guess what???? We came first place. We are now in the final and expecting another visit from the judges any day now. Lets hope all our hard work will pay off. Check back here for updates and read below to find out more of how we look after our school.
Guess what insects we have in our school.
Room 9 went on a hunt to find out. Check it out here>>>>>>room-9s-minibeast-hunt.html
Well? Did you guess correctly. Can you name all the insects?
Check out these photos from Harvest Day. We dug up some rhubarb, courgettes, squash, peas, carrots, tomatoes and many more. Thanks so much to Terri who volunteers a lot of his time to our school garden.
Did you know
St. Brigid's Greenschools' Committee