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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Here is a lovely two minute animation to teach children how to identify blackbirds, swallows, the kingfisher, swifts and goldfinches.
As you can see 6th class have been working intensively on learning about native Irish birds.
This was part of a survey they conducted into the birds that visit the school yard.
Here is a slide show of their mind maps:
Take a look at the artwork that 2nd Class Room 19 did!
They drew peacocks using oil pastels on coloured paper.
You can see some fabulous owls that this class did here.
Eric Dempsey came to talk to us about birds. We learned a lot. He taught us about swallows and other birds.
We learned that swallows can find their way all the way from Ireland to North Africa with a brain the size of a pea!
You can read more about swallows and other birds on the Bird Watch Ireland website.
These are birds that died out in Ireland.
White-tailed or sea eagle
The National Parks and Wildlife Service are trying to reintroduce the sea eagle.
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These have been brought back to Ireland recently.
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Capercaillie or Wood Grouse
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The Great Spotted Woodpecker
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What a pity they died out. We would love to see them in real life.
Why do you think they became extinct in Ireland?
The largest creatures that we see
in the playground are humans.
Dogs are not allowed in the school grounds,
but sometimes, they wait at the gate.
The largest wild creatures in the yard are
the big, black crows that wait
to grab a sandwich that has been dropped.
They seem to know it is lunch time
and gather on the roofs
looking down at us.
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These are the largest wild creatures
that we see in the yard.
by Fourth Class.