GREEN SCHOOL TRIP TO BUNMAHON March 2023
At quarter to ten on Thursday, the 30th of March, the Green School Committee went by bus to Bunmahon beach. It took us forty minutes to get to the beach. We were joined by Mary, Saoirse’s Mum. When we arrived we changed into our wellies and raincoats. We were met by a lady called Gretta. Gretta told us to walk on the path, not the sand dunes, because the sand dunes are being eroded.
Gretta is a retired teacher who lives in Bunmahon and is an expert on marine life. She offered to give us a tour around the beach. We followed Gretta to the rock pools where we found periwinkles, crabs, barnacles and different types of seaweed…
After that we split into two groups. One group was litter picking. The litter pickers wore gloves and did a two minute “beach clean,” as part of our “Spring Clean”. We found rope, glass, pieces of old nets, plastic, cans, styrofoam and wrappers. We sorted the waste into two lots, litter that came from the sea eg fishing nets and rope and litter that came from land, bottles, wrappers… After that the litter pickers joined the second group.
This group was collecting colourful rocks and stones to make a huge seahorse mosaic. We collected blue, purple, red, yellow, grey, orange, green and pink rocks. We made two mosaics, one was of a seahorse and the other saying ‘save the ocean’. Once we were done we took a few photos.
Then we gathered our stuff and walked along the board walk. We arrived at the playground and ate our lunch there. We played a few games and met a class from Carrick’s Green School. We packed up and walked back to the bus and headed back to school. Overall we thought this trip was fun, exciting and educational!
Huge thanks to Mrs Tobin, Gretta, Mary, Ray’s bus and everyone who helped make this day special.
Report by Lily, Cillian, Jake, James, Saoirse, Aidan & Jayden 6th Class
GREEN CODE COMPETITION
In February our school held a green code competition. The theme for this Green Code was Global Citizenship & the Marine Environment. We had so many wonderful entries. It was almost impossible to pick one winner. All our entries were displayed in the Hall for everyone to see. The winning code was :
HELP SAVE THE ANIMALS,
HELP CLEAN THE SEA,
BE THE HERO
YOU NEED TO BE!
By Holly Hearn in Ms. Phelans 4thclass.
The runners up were Keelegh O’Shea, Susan Grant, Jayden Russell, Maggie Anthony, and Abbie Norris.
Thank you to everybody who took part.
Congratulations to the winners!
Our Wildflower Area
Our new wildflower area at the back of the new Special Classes extension. This is a haven for bees, insects and all types of wildflower.
Please click on the link below to view the results of our Green School Committee’s recent Zoom visit to Flahavan’s