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Green Flag

We in Wandesforde NS are a “Green School”. We were recently awarded our 4nd flag, which focuses on “Transport”. Our Green School’s Committee meet regularly to discuss green issues with Ms. Power, the Green School’s co-ordinator. Recently we held a Green School’s poster competition . We are working towards being awarded our 5th Green Flag for promoting Biodiversity.

Our School Garden!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Science |

Over the past few days, because the weather has been nice, we decided to plant our potatoes for the Summer!  The children in 2nd and 3rd Class took to the garden, tools at the ready, to plant the seed potatoes!

The onions were planted a few weeks ago and are getting bigger!

Let’s hope we have lots of nice vegetables for our soup in September!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Science |

Green Schools Work

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Green Flag |

The new Green Schools Committee has been voted in. The new members are Declan, Owen, Mark, Dylan, Daniel, Shauna, Rebecca and Kyle. Each class is represented on the committee. We have started work towards our 3rd Green Flag, on the topic of water. Recently 4th, 5th and 6th class designed signs to display around the school to encourage people to save water.

We have also looked at the various ways we use water all around us.

In assembly we had a quiz on the topic of water. Well done to Edward, Kyle, Keith, Ashley, Rebecca, Tadhg and Lisa who won! We will keep you updated on the work we are doing through the year.

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Green Flag |

Wonderful Vegetable Soup!

Date posted: 15th September 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Middle Classroom |

On Tuesday, 13th September, the whole school went out to the garden to pick the vegetables that have been growing over the Summer for our soup.  We picked parsnip, turnip, potatoes and even had some lettuce, though not in the soup!  As you can see from the photos, we had a nice amount of vegetables.  Thank you so much to Mrs. Dooley, who very kindly made the soup for the whole school on Thursday.  We also had some lovely fresh brown bread with our soup. Delicious!!!!

  

Date posted: 15th September 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Middle Classroom |

2nd Green Flag!

Date posted: 3rd May 2011 | Category Blog, Green Flag |

Wandesforde N.S. has been awarded a 2nd Green Flag from An Taisce for our work on the theme of energy.



 Well done to all the pupils and staff in the school for all their hard work and in particular the Green Schools Committee. We will receive our 2nd Green Flag on May 26th at a ceremony in Kilkenny.

Date posted: 3rd May 2011 | Category Blog, Green Flag |

National Spring Clean

Date posted: 13th April 2011 | Category Blog, Green Flag |

Each year, as part of Green Schools we take part in the National Spring Clean. An Taisce send us out gloves and bin bags and we give our grounds a good spring clean! This year National Spring Clean takes place from April 1st – 30th, we went out on April 12th to clean the school grounds.

 

5th Class swept the drive and yard

We weeded and tidied all the flower beds

Junior and Senior Infants picked all the twigs up off the grass

6th Class used gloves to pick up any litter in the grounds

A big thank you to all the boys and girls for the great work they did! The school grounds look beautiful!

Date posted: 13th April 2011 | Category Blog, Green Flag |