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!
We added some more biodiversity equipment to our school grounds as part of our work on the Biodiversity theme. We added an insect block, a bee and bug biome, an insect house, a mini bug hotel, a ladybird tower, an urban bee/insect nester and two new birdhouses to the school ground. Adding equipment to the school grounds to encourage greater biodiversity in our school gardens and grounds was one of the main aims of our Action Plan and our Green Schools committee Biodiversity team will observe our new equipment to record any ways in which it helps to increase biodiversity in our school gardens. Check out the pictures below to see our new equipment around the school:
Yesterday 3rd class went on a minibeast hunt. We collected, identified and examined minibeast in pairs.The boys did some great work and really enjoyed it! (Check out more of the third class boys' fantastic work at https://haroldbns.blogspot.ie/ )
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:
Green Schools News
Harold Boys' Green Schools Committee