We have been getting very creative with our planting! We have been working in the garden planting potatoes, sunflowers, strawberries, radishes, herbs & lots of other plants & seeds. 3rd & 4th classes have been painting rocks to put in the garden. If you look closely you might see a ladybird & some very thoughtful messages - lovely job!
On Tuesday we had our 'Day of Action'. Each classes from 1st-6th displayed projects based on the theme Global Citizenship-Travel. We are all making one small change to help the environment and reduce global warming.. Caitríona Cunningham from An Táisce came in to see all our great work and we are now well on the way to getting our 9th green flag.
It was a beautiful Spring morning for our walking bus. We had a great morning walking to school. Bus 1: Left the church at 8:30 am and Bus 2: left The Bailey at 8:35 am. We really enjoyed getting exercise before school and we were helping the environment too. Ms. Lillis's class won the Golden boot this week as they had the most amount of people walking to school. Thank you to all the parents who helped get the walking bus moving again. Hopefully the weather stays dry for our walking bus next week.
This is our new Green Schools Committee. We are renewing our 9th green flag. The theme is Global Citizenship (Travel). Over the next few weeks we will be checking that we are all reducing waste and separating rubbish correctly. We will be checking that lights and switches are being turned off at breaks and we will be checking taps for any leaks.
As part of the Green flag renewal we held a Day of Action in the foyer. Parents, teachers and pupils were invited to see all our wonderful projects based on the theme 'Global Citizenship- Marine Environments.' We hope to raise the awareness of the importance of protecting our marine life from litter and waste.
We did amazing projects on marine letter and the effect it has on marine life and the environment. We learned lots of interesting facts, like where marine litter comes from and looked at ways to stop it from getting worse. Our school action day took place today for the renewal of our green flag, where got to look at and ask questions about other classes projects. Our school motto is: 'Don't throw litter in the sea, it's bad for the fish and me.'
Why not have a clear out of your 'Clobber' over St. Patrick's weekend - old clothes/bed linen/ shoes etc (but nothing electrical!!) - put them into bin sacks or collect a 'Cash for Clobber' bag in school - drop your full bags into the school hall on Wednesday 22nd (morning and afternoon drop offs) or Thursday 23rd March (morning only). Bags will be picked up Thursday 23rd. Help the Parents' Association raise funds for our school projects - garden, library, equipment etc.
An Taisce, together with our Green Schools Committee, organised for our pupils to have a bike maintenance workshop. Scott did a great job fixing minor problems with our bikes like our brakes, wheels.and saddles..
Today the two First Classes had a visit from Tiernan McCusker. Tiernan came to tell us all about cycling and walking to school. We learned about safety on the road and cycling for exercise. We also learned that walking is very good for us and a great way to get to school!
We are renewing our 7th Green Flag this year. We held our 'Day of Action' on the 3rd of February. We displayed our projects on 'Energy and Global-Citizenship' in the school foyer. Parents, teachers and pupils were invited to come to view our work on display in the foyer. Fiona Coen our environmental office also came to see our 'Day of Action' and to meet with the green schools Committee. Well done to all the classes on their wonderful work.
This year we are hoping to receive our seventh Green School Flag in our school. The theme for this year is Energy and Globalization. In our class we have been learning about the renewable and non renewable energy sources, ways in which we can save electricity and the effects of climate change on our environment. We made brilliant projects on the theme on Energy and Globalization and Climate Change, here are some of us with our fabulous projects:
This is our Green Schools Committee. for 2015/ 2016 . We are renewing our 7th Green Flag and the theme is Energy and Globalization. We are trying to save energy in our school and at home too. We learned that what we do locally effects the world. 'Live Local Think Global.' Every little bit makes a big difference.
An Mheitheal Rothar came to Bushypark today. 5th & 6th classes had the expertise of 3 bike mechanics to give their bicycles a health check. Thanks a mill An Mheitheal Rothar!
On Friday the 5th of June, we had Multicultural Day in our school. There were 35 different countries represented and we feel proud to have celebrated this special day. It was spectacular - there was an amazing variety of food and cooking, national dress, music, projects, photos, artwork and lots more. The stands were very impressive. We would like to thank all of the parents and children who made such a huge effort to make this day so wonderful. Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
Green Flag Awards: We went to the Radisson and were awarded our 6th Green School Flag for Global Citizenship Litter & Waste and a Certificate!
Benny the Boot came to our school today. National Walk to School Week is the 12th to the 16th of May, so start walking!!