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Green Flag

We in Wandesforde NS are a “Green School”. We were recently awarded our 2nd flag, which focuses on “Energy”. The 1st Green Flag was awarded for “recycling”. Our Green School’s Committee meet once a month to discuss green issues with Ms. Power, the green school’s co-ordinator. Recently we held a green school’s poster competition . There were 9 winners and each child received a €10 voucher for Argos. The title of the competiton was “Energy”.

Diocesan Eco Award

Date posted: 28th October 2017 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

We were thrilled at Wandesforde School to be awarded a Diocesan Eco Award. The award recognises the efforts we have made to be more eco friendly and encourage biodiversity in our school grounds.

Some of the activities we have undertaken in the last few years include planting trees, putting out hedgehog hibernation houses, planting a variety of flowering shrubs to encourage more insects to our grounds and putting out bird feeders in our grounds.

We got a certificate, wooden plaque and buddhelia plant also known as a butterfly bush 🙂

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Date posted: 28th October 2017 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Hibernating Hedgehogs!

Date posted: 9th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

As part of work on our Green Schools theme of biodiversity the senior pupils placed a hedgehog house in our grounds. We hope some hedgehogs use it as a cosy home for the winter.

We also planted an Oak tree in our grounds for National Tree Day on October 5th.

Date posted: 9th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

Green Schools Activities

Date posted: 10th February 2017 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |


The Green Schools Committee have been busy over the last few weeks. Our theme for our 5th flag is Biodiversity. As part of our work on this theme we counted the birds on our school grounds to see which are most common.

We also created a Habitat Map of our school grounds which shows all the landmarks on our grounds as well as things of interest such as birds’ nests and litter hot spots.

 

Please take a look at our Green Schools Noticeboard the next time you’re in!

Date posted: 10th February 2017 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

Printing fun in Wandesforde!

Date posted: 7th December 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We enjoyed a visit from heritage expert Órla Bates on Wednesday. Órla spoke to the classes about different areas of biodiversity (our next Green Flag theme) and did printing workshops based on birds, mammals and fish with the pupils.

Everyone enjoyed learning about different species while creating some beautiful artwork at the same time!

Date posted: 7th December 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Hallowe’en fun for 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 28th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Green Flag, Hallow'een, Irish, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Hallowe’en is just around the corner and the pupils in 5th and 6th class have been doing lots of fun and creative work around this topic.

In English we wrote Spooky Stories with a Hallowe’en theme.

 

Art has been all about spiders and fireworks, here are our finished pictures.

In Geography, Science and English we have been learning all about the Rainforest, we wrote up information on the importance of rainforests and labelled diagrams of the layers of a rainforest.

We also conducted an experiment to see how water travels to the leaves in a plant. We could see this process in action by adding red food dye to the water.

Ar an bhFeirm was the topic we covered in Gaeilge. The pupils wrote up a story in Irish about a day on the farm.

We are now working on our 5th Green Flag and the theme is biodiversity. With this in mind the senior pupils went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park and noted all the different aspects of nature they observed.

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Finally we enjoyed baking Hallowe’en cupcakes on Friday as a treat before the holidays.

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As you can see we also had fun dressing up for Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 28th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Green Flag, Hallow'een, Irish, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |