Green Schools - Working together for a sustainable future
fruit for the birds
Green School committee 2020/2021
6th class: Jack Butler Milly-Jean Seaman
5th class: Wolfie Tyndale Lucy Langford
4th class: Ryan Nixon Harry Chambers
3rd class: Luca Dombegyhazi Matas Valiukevicius
2nd class: Eóghan Quinlan Kaela Clarke
1st class: Sara Csoti Simon O'Donovan
Teacher Ms. Giles
Parent: Antonia Conlon
Our new theme Biodiversity.
6th class were learning about Invasive Plant Species and their effect on the biodiversity in Ireland. You can click on the links to see some of their work. Maybe it will help you when you are chosing new plants for your gardens and to identify the species which damage our native landscape and impact on native flora and fauna.
We had a competition to design a habitat to encourage Biodiversity.
5th and 6th classes designed amazing bird houses. In the spring, they will build bird boxes for the school grounds.
3rd and 4th classes designed a vegetable garden. In the spring and summer, the classes will plant some vegetables in the school.
1st and 2nd classes designed a pond and will be in charge of keeping our school gorounds litter-free.
Junior and Senior Infants learned about mini-beasts found in the school grounds: butterflies, bees, ladybirds, woodlice and snails.
Jack P, Elllie-May, Lukas and Martin's Projects
Nuttall's Water Weed
Nuttall's Water Weed
Before Christmas, Rang a hAon have worked hard on the area of life cycles which the Green School committee set for them. They have studied both the butterfly and the frog life cycles. They have watched videos, completed worksheets, drawn their own cycles along with making a lovely large poster as part of a team. Please see our photographs below.
Bandonbridge National School
Green Motto 2019/20
Junior and Senior Infants
✓ Please stay green, to keep our planet clean.
1st and 2nd class
✓ Rubbish needs to go away;
clean air needs to stay.
3rd and 4th class
✓ Don’t use plastic, you’re fantastic.
✓ Keep cleaning until the world is gleaming.
✓ Biodiversity is the way,
so don’t let nature go astray.
5th and 6th class
✓ Plant a tree, to help to save you and me.
Compiled by all classes in Bandonbridge N.S.
in December 2019.
The first project is mapping the school grounds, identifying areas of biodiversity within the school grounds and also areas for development over the 2 year programme. Antonia will work with the committee on this activity.
During November, we are working on: Litter and waste.
The Green Committee are going to be out looking for people picking up rubbish and minding the school grounds and the class with the most ‘climate cards’ will get a big cheer in assembly and a certificate. Climate cards will be handed out by 6th class green committee members, Kate C and Elliott.
Classes in the school will be working on biodiversity topics in their classes. Then we will have a competition to select the school's Biodiversity Motto and Illustration.
The children took did a global awareness survey and some of the committee are working on graphing the results.