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End of Year Green Schools Update

Over the last year we have been working extremely hard to lead and develop actions to support Biodiversity on our School Grounds. Some of the actions we have taken include creating a compost container out of old pallets, creating a micro pond, planting pollinator friendly bulbs and acorns, establishing a wormery, installing bird houses, hedgehog hotels and bug hotels. Installing bird feeders and taking part in Winter Bird Watch and starting a recycling initiative in the school.

A very important part of the work we have been doing is to raise awareness among our school community. We held a poster and slogan competition. We created a Biodiversity Power Point and shared it with all classes. We created a Biodiversity Trail and took classes on guided Biodiversity Trails of the school grounds. We held a Biodiversity Action Week. We also created a Biodiversity Rap.

We also took part in many workshops and were delighted to learn from so many experts including local Biodiversity Champion, Peter Cuthbert and Joan Power from Heritage in Schools.

We were delighted to not only receive our Green Schools Biodiversity Flag but to also be named Green Schools Biodiversity Primary School of the Year. We held a ceremony on the 12th of June to celebrate and were delighted to have Séan and Oran Boylan attend to raise our Green Flag. Having father and son raising our flag was a perfect way to represent how we look after our environment to protect it for future generations.

We achieved Nature Hero status in recognition of all the work that has been done to support and improve Biodiversity on the school grounds. 

We are one of only 43 schools in the country to receive the accolade this year!  

Our Biodiversity Story also got through to the National Finals of the Young Environmentalist Awards and we won a Highly Commended Award!

We worked extremely hard to update our school garden. The children have been so busy planting, painting, edging and weeding. We are so proud of the outdoor learning area and were delighted to receive a Pride of Place Award in recognition of all the children's hard work.

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