On Friday Ms McHugh’s senior infants were planting flower bulbs with Ms Tighe. These flowers are pollinator friendly, which is important for the bees and butterflies. The class were learning about the parts of a flower in science and got to see up close what roots and shoot look like. We also talked about what a bulb/plant needs to grow: sun, water and nutrients.

This links with the Green Schools previous theme of biodiversity. Thanks to the 5th class for helping to get the flower baskets ready for planting.

Hopefully we will have some lovely flowers in the spring for everyone to enjoy, including our bee and butterfly friends. 🦋🐝

Our New Active School Slogan!

Well done to Sarah-Jane in Mr Brennan’s 6th Class who was the winner of our Active School slogan competition. Her brilliant slogan, “Forget the Snooze Button, Hit the Move Button” is now on display on giant banners around the school. The slogan was selected from dozens of great entries by our pupil Active School Committee and teachers involved in the programme.

Our pupils are continuing with lots of Active Schools activities in the run-up to Christmas including Active Breaks Every Day, skipping challenges, dancing and busy breaks. Watch this space for more info on some active Christmas activities!