Green- Schools News
St Paul’s is a Green-School and this year we are busy working towards our sixth Green-Schools flag, “Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste”. This theme enables us to see how our work on the Green-Schools programme so far positively influences people around the world and allows us to revise our Litter and Waste theme. We are learning about children from different countries around the world and are trying to reduce, reuse and recycle our litter and waste as much as we can in school.
Global Citizenship Noticeboard Updates
We have added in some new languages onto our noticeboard, we are looking at all the ways we can say hello to each other and hope to learn lots from our classmates about their native languages. We hope all the boys and girls enjoy seeing this fun new update to the board.
Meet our New Green-Schools Committee
With the new school year we elected new Green Schools members. There were two chosen from each class in 1st and 2nd class. They have made a great start this year with delivering top tips to all our classes and reminding their classmates of how to be proactive with our Green Schools code!
Our New Herb Garden
Room 10 were busy bees and created a wonderful herb garden in their yard. They have been out watering and keeping a watchful eye on their Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme, Sage and Coriander.
Our Bug Hotels
The boys and girls in Room 12 were working really hard over the last number of weeks collecting items for their bug hotels. We really wanted our school to be more inviting to little critters! We used sticks, stones, hay, pin cones, dried grass, old pots and used bright colours to attract different insects to take a rest in our hotels.
The Golden Boot
A big thank you to Ms. O'Neill for arranging our very successful 'Footright Fortnight'. There was a fantastic effort made by all the St Paul's community in walking, scooting, cycling or park and striding to school! The classes who had the highest average number of students doing the above won 'The Golden Boot'. This meant they got to have some extra play time and were celebrated for a fantastic effort
Meet the Green Team – We meet each month to talk about what is happening with Green-Schools and we decide what information we need to tell our classmates. It also gives us a chance to share our ideas.
The Greens-Schools board keeps the boys and girls informed about what is happening with the Green-Schools programme.
Green-Schools in Action
Look at these pictures to see the amazing Green-Schools work by the boys and girls and boys of St Paul’s.
“Spring Clean Posters” by Senior Infants to celebrate National Spring Clean Month.
Amazing robots made from all recyclable materials by First Class (room 5).
Unique robot creations made with recyclable materials by First Class (room 8).
Second class (room 10) went litter picking around the school grounds for National Spring Clean Month.
Second Class (Room 11) did an amazing group project about the honey bee. They also learned about pollination and planted wildflower seeds in the school garden to encourage pollination.
Second Class (room 12) learned about the impact of their carbon footprint and created this beautiful display to mark Earth Day.
Greens Schools Art- Some boys and girls got busy collecting leaves, stones and twigs in their gardens and used them to create beautiful pictures. Here is F with his owl picture.