Click here to access the An Taisce information on how to get a flag for Biodiversity!
Some background on our new
Click here for an explanation of Biodiversity from Bill Nye the scientist
These are the winning videos from the ReelScience comptetition recently. We are adding our own! First Class with the Green Committee have made a film explaining Biodiversity. A month ago we didn't even know what it was, but because we were making the film we have been learning fast! We will keep you posted on how we get on! We have a long shopping list for the prize money; a pond? a polytunnel? a field trip to the Science Gallery? Let us know what you think!
You will love these bug hotels! Lots of inspiration for building CREEPY CRAWLY TOWERS at home in your garden!
Teacher has a sad story. She had a very old pond, more than a hundred years old and there were lots of newts in it. She added some small goldfish and a black ornamental fish and they ate all of the newt eggs. She is sad about this. She didn't know that Newts are a protected species and that you have to be really careful about them. She hopes to build a new pond soon and that more newts will come. She will forget the goldfish this time.
Our Second Class teacher, Anita Foley has made us this wonderful watercolour to celebrate the planting of our MICROFOREST. It doesn't look like this just yet, but thanks to Joanna Coughlan and class for decorating all of our saplings with Red Valentine Ribbons to warn infants to stay back in case they get broken!
Click on the Green Flag and hear the letters sing!
This initiative will help us gain our 5th green flag for Biodiversity. On the same day we will be planting a wildflower meadow under our new Micro Forest with the help of Dale Treadwell, a visiting Garden expert from An Taisce who has been helping us with beautifying the school grounds with new planting this year.
Thanks to all those in the school community helping us make our world a greener place,
Orla Farrell/Joanna Coughlan/Claire Finnerty
and the Green School Committee
St. Laurence N.S.,
First Class Tour will visit:-
Sonairte The National Ecology Centre
Situated on the bank of the river Nanny, Sonairte's 2 acre site hosts a walled organic garden, nature trail and river walk. We will follow guided trails with a special emphasis on Biodiversity, which is the current Green Flag on which we are working.