Sixth class visited the Natural History Museum this week. Enjoy the slideshow showing just some of what we did and saw in the museum!
Our Green Schools Committee for 2018-19 is:
2nd class: Adam Finlay and Curtis Culliton
3rd class: Jamie Hayden-Cranfield and Taylor Nolan
4th class: Thomas Cassidy and Dáithí Devaney
5th class: Scott McCullough and Ben Kelly
6th class: Stephen Burke, Nicolai Callaghan and Daniel Doyle
Staff: Mr Smith, Ms O'Neill and Marvin Bautista
Thanks to all of our committee for volunteering as we work towards our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship Litter and Waste.
We had a Marine Biology workshop today from Oceaneers Education with 5th and 6th class where we learned how to construct an underwater microphone. Loraine Grant talked about different types of whale and the sounds they make underwater. We were particularly impressed by "The Star Wars vocalisation" sound that is made by the Minkie Whale. There are 24 species of whales and dolphins found off the coasts of Ireland (see our poster on our Biodiversity board for more information) and we created a hydraphone to listen to the sounds of an orca. We'd like to say thanks again to Loraine for her help and we give the workshop our "seal of approval"!
^ 6th class workshop
^ 5th class workshop
Congratulations to Ronan Prior (6th class) whose winning Biodiversity slogan was Every Animal, Plant and Tree - That's Biodiversity! Ronan won a Green Schools goody bag with some treats and there were treats for the runners up from each class as the standard of entries overall was excellent. We will put up some of the runner up entries on display on our Green Schools board to show the effort that went into this competition throughout the school.
Ronan's slogan is now on the front page of our Green Schools website and will be on display throughout the school to help raise awareness of the meaning of biodiversity.
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Harold Boys' Green Schools Committee