All posts by Elizabeth O'Connor

Green Schools: Biodiversity

Work has resumed on our next Green Schools flag. The theme is Biodiversity. A Biodiversity Awareness survey was carried out this week with the pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. The Green Schools Committee and the Green Schools Coordinator Mrs O’Connor will be working to increase awareness of Biodiversity in all pupils of the school.

In the meantime, we will be keeping up our previous work on awareness of the earlier themes: Litter and Waste, Energy, Water and Travel.

So on the first day of December, the children in 3rd Class opened their Picker Pals kit, got more Litter pickers from our stash of litter pickers, went out and picked litter around the school grounds.

3rd class: Science week

For the recent Science week, the pupils in 3rd class investigated sound by filling glass bottles with various amounts of water. They also created a ‘volcano’ effect using cola and Mentos sweets. They investigated the way that water is able to rise up by capillary action in narrow spaces. They made a ‘Lava lamp’ using cooking oil, water, food colouring and a fizzy tablet. They also watched Science week videos online.