Ballyneale National School


Category Archives: GREEN FLAG

Flower Arranging

Thank you to Mary Blanchfield who came into the school during the week to do flower arranging with 5th and 6th class.

Infants – Seed Sowing

Over the next couple of days infants will be bringing home a cup planted with seeds as part of the GIY and Innocent drinks Big Grow campaign –

Peas, tomatoes and cress seeds will be planted.  Here are some tips for how to look after the plants at home over the coming months.




Litter Pick

Photos from the litter pick with the Tidy Towns that took place this week for 3rd to 6th classes.  Thank you to the Tidy Towns Committee, parents Jo Jo, Nicola and Colette for helping out on the litter pick.  The fabulous weather made it even more enjoyable!


Litter Pick

A litter pick with the Tidy Towns is on next Monday the 25th March at 9.30 am for 3rd to 6th classes.  Ms. Whelan is looking for parents to help on the day.  Please get in touch with her if you are available to help.

Plastics Talk

Anne Foulds from the Plastics Free 4 Schools programme came in to speak to all classes today about this initiative that the school is participating in.  Everyone enjoyed the talk, following which the pupils got a chance to explore types of plastic that could be found in the sea and land environments.  The pupils learned about the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.


National Spring Clean

Third to sixth have signed up to take part in this programme in April.  If parents can help out with this please contact the school.

Plastic Free 4 Schools

Our student council have signed up to the Plastic Free 4 Schools programme which helps schools to go plastic free, through 3 plastic free asks, and in turn, act as ambassadors for change in their communities.  We have started this programme by asking parents/pupils to reduce the amount of plastic being used in their lunch boxes.

On the 13th March there will be a talk about the environmental damage of plastics for the pupils.