What a great website!
‘Spring Alive is an international project to encourage children’s interest in nature and the conservation of migratory birds and to get them to take action for birds and other wildlife…’
There are games and colouring activities on the website too. Click HERE to see.
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Click HERE to play ‘Recycling Round Up’ from the National Geographic for Kids website
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The students from Room 12 grew Iris and Freesia plants from bulbs and looked after them for over eight weeks until they repotted them in decorated jars for Mother’s Day.
Thank you Frank, Daire, Laoise and Ceoladh for bringing them in. It was such a treat for us all. Here are the lambs in Room 3. Take a look. It is VERY cute.
Happy infant classes taking part in the ‘Sow and Grow’ scheme
organised by the Parents’ Association Gardening Committee/
Click HERE to read more about the Innocent ‘Sow and Grow’ scheme.
Thank you to all the parents involved and to Rebecca for the photographs.
Click HERE to see more about gardening in St. Brigid’s.
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Green Schools Notice
Happy International Women’s Day!
- Attached is a lesson plan on gender equality as well as Muzoon’s story (a Syrian girl who experienced extreme gender inequality and who took action). It would be a really worthwhile lesson to do with the senior classes.
- Green schools meeting today at 2pm in Room 4. Please send class reps down at that time.
Ms. Murray’s students did a survey to find out how many nationalities are there in the school. They found out that there are students in the school from fifteen different countries all over the world. Students in our school come from:
United States of America
As the weather gets better, more and more children with be walking, scooting or cycling to school. Wait and see.
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A New Message from the Green School’s Committee
- Could all class teachers please put the Walk on Wednesdays sheet on their door and fill it in every Wednesday. Children from sixth class will record the number of children who walked or cycled.
- There will be a night off homework or extra yard time (at teacher’s discretion) for the class with the most children who walked or cycled to school each week. We will begin the rewards next week.
- James Callery from Wicklow County Council will be coming on the 15th March at 1pm for the renewal visit. He said he would like to talk the the Green School committee and perhaps some classes too.
- The next Green School meeting will be next Wednesday, 8th March at 2pm.
Tá sé tábhachtach go mbíonn meas againn go léir ar an timpeallacht agus tuigeann muid é seo anseo.
cc www.spraoi-online Paula Nic Chionnaith 2009
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St. Brigid’s Day, the 1st February was a busy day for the students of our school. It was St.Brigid’s Day. Sister Evelyn came to visit. The students learned about ‘Laudato Si’; a letter from Pope Francis. In it the Pope talks about the importance of taking care of the environment.
Click on THIS LINK to read more.
Our Trocaire Boxes were given out today.
One was sent home to every family in the school.
There are great resources for learning about Global Citizenship for primary schools HERE and for children in the ‘early years’ HERE.
In every classroom in the school ‘PROJECT HYACINTH’ is blooming. Since late November, when the parents from the Gardening Committee delivered a hyacinth bulb to every classroom the children have been watching their progress.
Many of the blooms were pink. Some were blue. We were very interested to see how some grew quickly and some were slower. Some grew very tall and some stayed small. We wondered why this was. A very surprising thing happened to some. After the first flower bloomed and withered, a second one grew. We would like to thank the Gardening Committee for this exciting project.
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Following on from the Green School’s Committee meeting on Tuesday:
- The committee would like to find out how many different nationalities are in our school and represent this information on a bar chart to be displayed on our notice board. A green school’s rep will go around the classes today with a sheet for all the class teachers to fill in.
- There is an A3 poster competition for all green schools. Children depict what they would like Ireland to look like in the year 2040. This could be a good activity to do on Friday afternoon. Having a discussion about what a more ‘green’ Ireland might look like would be helpful before they start the poster. Closing date is 27th March. Prizes include a tablet and €500 euro for the winning school. Send finished posters to Room 8 to be posted
- If everyone could have a bin and lunch monitor in their class to make sure the correct waste is being put into the correct bin. Please count how many children are bringing containers in their lunches instead of tin foil/ cling film. This doesn’t mean singling out children who have tin foil but instead praising those who have containers.
That’s all for now. Thank you all in advance
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The Green Schools Committee is announcing an art competition for the whole school.
Students are asked to draw a picture of what they think the world will look like in 2040!
So get working on your entries.
We look forward to seeing how you imagine the world of the future will be!
UPDATE: You can read more details HERE
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The Green Schools’ Committee met today at 2pm in Room 4
Green school representatives from 2nd to 6th attended.
It would be great if teachers allowed their Green School’s Rep
a couple of minutes to inform the class
what was discussed in the meeting.
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So what is Global Citizenship and
what is its connection with Litter and Waste?
In answer to the first part of the question
the Green-Schools Ireland website explains:
‘This maintenance theme enables schools to discover
how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people
and environments worldwide
while revising the Litter and Waste theme.’
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We have five green flags so far and are working towards our sixth.
Litter & Waste Management (2005)
Energy Awareness & Conservation (2007)
Water – Its Uses & Conservation (2009)
Sustainable Transport (2011)
The sixth one is Global Citizenship (Litter & Waste)
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How much food do we waste?
In Ireland there is over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year.
Around 1/3 of this comes from households and means that, at home,
80kg of food waste is thrown out per person every year.
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Yet 795 million people or one in nine people in the world do not have enough to eat.
98% of the people who do not have enough food live in developing countries.
While some of this food waste cannot be avoided a lot of it could be saved if we managed our food better.
Go to this website StopFoodWaste.ie to learn more.
Click HERE for resources from CAFOD.org to teach Senior Classes about Fair Trade.
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