The Green Schools Committee re-potted the pollinator garden with a variety of plants and flowers that will help to encourage pollinating insects like bees and butterflies. We look forward to watching our pollinator garden grow and taking care of it. We hope that it will encourage pollinators in the local area to flourish,
The boys and girls from Scoil Naomh Buithe took part in the Big Spring Clean in April. All the children from junior infants to sixth class cleaned and tidied in and around the school. It was our Green Schools Action Day and it was a great success. The school is now spotless and we hope to keep it this way.
Reuse old plant pots as much as you can.
Place scraps of bread or toast from your breakfast on your bird feeder.
The children in 5th and 6th class participated in the National Spring Clean as part of out day of action on the 20th April 2018. They searched for litter and waste all around the school grounds and the local area. They also swept the local footpaths and the school yards. They worked really hard and their results certainly show that.
Reuse old water bottles to water the plants.
The children in 6th class participated in the Eco Tribes project in conjunction with Monasterboice Tidy Towns and the Louth County Council. The project focused on creating a pollinating garden to encourage pollinating insects like bumble bees and butterflies. Firstly the children had to come up with a name for their Eco Tribe. The name they chose was 'Operation Pollination' and their tribe slogan was 'Let's operate and pollinate.' They then designed a tribal crest to best represent their tribe and their mission.
The class used a variety of recyclable materials to create their pollinating garden. Using recycled tyres as the base, they painted them to look like common pollinators, the bumble bee and the lady bird. They painted common pollinating insects and wild flowers on large flower pots using oil based outdoor paints. Mrs. Conneely collected recycled soil from the local recycling centre and bought the plants. The children collected pebbles and then painted them to look like common pollinating insects.
Take home your rubbish from your lunch in school and recycle any waste.
Today we had a visit from Nikita Coulter from the Heritage Council and the Louth County Council. She discussed the Eco Tribe competition with us and informed us that this year's theme was pollinating gardens. She showed us lots of different pollinating plants and insects like the butterfly and the bumble bee. We discussed various varieties of bee and looked at their life cycle in great detail. Then we went out into the school grounds and Nikita showed us the best areas for a pollinating garden around the school. We used a quadrant to identify and count local plant and flower species.
Use natural cleaning products where you can. It's better for the environment, people and animals because there are no harmful chemicals.
Carpool when possible if you come to school by car.
Recycle old material. You could use it for art projects or quilting.
Reuse shopping bags or use a bag for life.
Reduce the amount of plastic packaging you buy or use.
Turn off lights when you are leaving a room. Not only is this environmentally friendly but it also saves on electricity bills.
Always recycle when possible. Remember REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.
Switch off your tap while brushing your teeth/washing your hands. Don’t let the water run and waste it.