Our Biodiversity team and some extra helpers were busy this week preparing our final wheelbarrow garden. Even the bad weather couldn't put us off!
Our third wheelbarrow has been filled with some new, colourful plants. Check out the pictures and the plant names below.
Present for meeting: Adam, Matthew (2nd) Adam, Andrew (3rd) Andre, Darragh (4th) Mauro, Milan (5th) Ciarán, Gabriel, Rory (6th) Ms O' Neill, Mr Smith (staff)
What was done at the meeting:
Secretary for meeting: Gabriel Murphy
Our Green Schools Committee for 2017-18 has been decided! Sitting on the committee this year will be:
2nd class - Adam Byrne and Matthew Gibbons
3rd class - Adam McCormick and Andrew Meehan
4th class - Andre Fontes and Darragh Walsh
5th class - Milan Vadell-Bourke and Mauro Fouz Serrano
6th class - Gabriel Murphy, Ciarán Fitzgerald and Rory O'Mahony
Parents Rep: David Prior
Staff: Marvin Bautista, Ms Buckley, Ms O'Neill, Mr Smith
We also wish to thank all who represented their classes and school so well on the committee last year and everyone in the school and local area who helped us have such a successful year last year. The Green Schools Committee of 2016-17 was Collie Breslin, Liam Kearns, Dónal Fitzgerald-Byrne, Dónal Moylan, Daniel Doyle, Lorcan Flavin, Christopher O'Toole, Brian Jones, Cormac Egan, Fionn Graham and our parents' representative, Mary Kingston.
We completed the planting of mustard seeds and green manure in our second wheelbarrow which can be viewed in our school garden. The Wheelbarrow Garden is part of an initiative for the Dalkey Creates Festival in October. Our wheelbarrows, along with others planted and tended to by local schools, will be wheeled into town at midday on Friday 20th October and will remain on view in Dalkey Church Garden over the festival weekend. We are really looking forward to seeing how our seeds develop over the next month!
As part of the Dalkey Creates Festival, we are growing 'Wheelbarrow Gardens' along with other groups in Dalkey. In a few weeks time, we will bring these wheelbarrows to the church grounds to display alongside the other colourful barrows. Here are some pictures of our Green Schools Committee planting our Wheelbarrow Gardens:
Last year, Ms Healy's fourth class created a Bug Hotel to help promote biodiversity in our school garden. They gathered suitable materials from home and worked in small groups building up the structure. Ms Molloy's second class also provided some bird feeders they made in art class. Here are some pictures of the students at work:
These pictures show our school grounds in September 2017. We hope to make a lot of practical improvements to help increase biodiversity within our school environment over the school year (See our Action Plan). We will update this gallery later in the year to show the changes we have made.
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