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Gardening

We hope to offer gardening to one class in the school during the year.  We would be grateful if a parent with expertise in this area would help out.  Contact the school.

Bug Hotel Now Open!

The Bug Hotel is now open for creepy crawlie visitors [complete with slide, pool and stairs!].  Different classes worked through the day to build it.  Thank you to all those who brought in materials.

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Bug Hotel

The Bug Hotel is currently under construction at the school.  We will be filling the ‘rooms’ next week with various natural materials.  If anyone has any of the following please bring it in next week.

  • Pine cones
  • bamboo canes
  • fallen bark
  • sticks
  • straw
  • moss
  • broken terracotta pots

Thank you to all those who have brought in materials already.

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Bird Projects

With the dawn chorus starting up as we head into spring time, the senior classes have been working on projects on different birds.

Here is a selection of their finished projects so far.

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Bug Hotel

We will be making a bug hotel for all our creepy crawlies in the school grounds in the coming months.  The Health Promoting Team are looking for people to bring in any unwanted and spare natural materials to use for the bug hotel.

Examples:

  • Pine cones
  • bamboo canes
  • fallen bark
  • sticks
  • straw
  • moss
  • broken terracotta pots

Thank you

Gardening Guest

Fr. Jimmy came to the school last week to sow onion sets, potatoes and herbs with the pupils of 3rd and 4th class.  He told the pupils how to plant and sow and showed them the amazing root systems in the potted herbs.  The pupils especially loved the beautiful smells of all the different herbs now in the school garden.

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School Garden

Second Class pupils busy weeding and harvesting the produce pupils have grown throughout the year.  A vegetable box was left at the school gate for pupils and parents to sample our onions, garlic, sage, lemon balm and rhubarb.

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