All of the classes took part in a Spring Clean in our Local Environment. It was great to see all the children enthusiastically take part in the environment.
Greenschool committee 3rd class went around the school grounds with an outline map of just the school building and boundaries. They were asked to draw in all green areas, trees or grass. This is an ‘action’ we need to do for our new Biodiversity theme. Children will do another map next week, and retrace steps as well as re-draft to see if they missed any trees or areas and to clearly label areas. Children were also asked to find an area that we might allow grow wild. Mr O’Connell has agreed to allow a green area go back to nature, and the caretaker has been asked not to strim or mow this please. To see more on our Greenschool committee activities and research follow the link below:-
To test the biodiversity activity in our school ground, we buried a piece of clothing and will dig it up in a number of weeks time.
GLOBE Ireland 4th Class took part in the GLOBE Ireland air quality campaign along with 150 other schools in Ireland. Here we learned about nitrogen dioxide (a traffic-related pollutant) and how it can affect the environment along with our own health and well being. GLOBE Ireland set up this campaign to measure the nitrogen dioxide levels around school. In this campaign we first had to figure out where we were going to set up the three tubes that GLOBE Ireland sent us to measure the nitrogen dioxide levels around our school. We drew up a map of our school and decided where best to set them up-one in the teachers car park, one near the drop off spot and one on the yard away from any obvious traffic. We put up our tubes on the 3rd of March and took them down on the 1st April and are now awaiting our results. It will be interesting to see what the nitrogen dioxide level is around our school.
Ms Debbie Moriarty’s 6th class watched the David Attenborough documentary ‘A Life On Our Planet’ and discussed Cop 26. They then researched projects based on ‘Our World’ and presented them today to the class. The standard of work was terrific. Well done to all.