This is our updated habitat map of the school which clearly shows the work we have done in increasing biodiversity on our school grounds over the time we have been working on the biodiversity flag. Look at our year one habitat map below and you will see the difference we have made!
In science the boys designed a bird feeder, went bird watching and set up a wormery. As well as bird watching at school, they have to try and identify birds for homework today. They are using the identification sheet on the left. We are hoping our bird feeder at the front of the school attracts a lot of birds and helps to feed them during the cold winter. We are also hoping that the worms will mix up the soil in our wormery. (From 3rd class blog at https://haroldbns.blogspot.ie/2017/12/bird-watching-bird-feeder-wormery.html
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:
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