Primary 3/4 Visit Bluebell Lane

 

Today Primary 3/4 visited Bluebell Lane Glamping site as part of our Eco Schools project. In 2016 pupils from St Mary’s helped to plant some of the 20,000 trees that are situated around the site. Our class took a trip back to see how they have grown over time.

We measured the height and circumference and found out more about the many different types of trees found in the woodland.

We then discovered some of the different plant life in our flower and plant hunt. Primary 3/4 were very lucky today to see small frogs and dragon flies in the pond area. We extend our thanks to Padraig Carragher for his time today, the children throughly enjoyed the experience!

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

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Wild Flower Garden

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Well done to the P3, P3/4 & P4 pupils, who along with their P7 leaders, helped prepare and sow seeds in our new wild flower garden this afternoon. The location of the new garden area was decided at a recent Eco Committee meeting and the seeds were provided by the “Grow Wild” group.

All of the classes involved are based close to the area and they will monitor it regularly to determine if there is an increase in wildlife over the coming weeks and months. Pupils will make also assemble bug hotels to help attract more minibeasts.

Green World Book Day at St Mary’s

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Today was no ordinary day at St Mary’s, as our postponed World Book Day event was combined with a Green Day. Lots of funds were raised, in the name of our patron saint, to help finance some new seeds and planting equipment to improve the exterior of our school.

Mrs Murphy (aka Gansta Granny) and her team of assistants coordinated many great activities, including a book swap and book lottery. Well over 1,000 books have found a new home this evening, with every pupil in the school getting their hands on at least one new title.

There will be plenty of reading in Mullaghbawn over St Patrick’s weekend as a result of this joint literacy and Eco schools initiative.

 

Waste Week

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Last week, numerous classes within our school celebrated International Waste Week by completing various waste-related activities. Some classes carried out fact finding missions, some made posters to highlight waste issues and some traced the origins of fruits, calculating their hidden carbon footprint. The Eco committee, who delivered assembly on Friday, decided to provide stickers to all pupils involved, but just photocopy one certificate per class to save paper! Well done to all.