Check out the different ways we can represent data/information in the pictures below, made by 5th class pupils.

Back in December, following a Kahoot quiz by the Green Schools Committee a survey was undertaken with 89 pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th Class on how they like to be informed about Green Schools issues. The results were tallied by Dylan in Ms Duffy’s 5th class.

Today some of the 5th class represented this data in different ways using: bar charts, tallies and pie charts. We found the tally the easiest way, the bar chart involved use of intervals and careful measuring, while the pie chart was the most work as it involved the use of calculations, a compass and a protractor.

The results show that visits to classrooms and use of video clips were the preferred method of communicating to our selection of senior pupils. The Green Schools and other initiatives in the school can use this information in future when trying to spread the word. These will be on display around the school.

During literacy hour today, for one of their stations Senior infants worked on their letter formation for the letter ‘Rr’ while also developing their fine motor skills.

Climate Change Action

Our Green Schools Committee are focusing their efforts on tackling climate change as they work towards achieving their 7th green flag for global citizenship – energy.

Two of our very concerned pupils, Zoe and Mia Butchart, suggested a non-uniform day to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund’s relief efforts in Australia. In total, our pupils donated €505.85, we are very proud of you all! Our staff also had a Tasty Treats fundraiser to raise money for the fund and collected €306!

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Ms. Duffy’s 5th class were also learning about the bushfire and wrote letters to the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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