Biodiversity Action Day

Gordon D’Arcy, the naturalist led the children in the senior room on a field trip to Cloondroon Lake where they compiled lists of flora and fauns and investigated the habitat. The starting point was the migration of swans to the lake. They then drew pictures of swans, eels, salmon, meadow pipet and a skylark. He spoke about life cycles, migration and the connection between celtic mythology and nature.
The children in the middle and junior rooms went on a spring walk identifying flowers.
They planted, runner beans, carrots and cress seeds.
Groups of children furnished the bug hotel.
There was a Green School quiz in the afternoon. 

Biodiversity Action Day

We had a great time yesterday celebrating Biodiversity Action Day. The children in the senior room went on a trip to Cloondroon Lake with the naturalist Gordon D’Arcy. The children in the junior and middle room went on a spring flower hunt, sowed cress and runner beans, furnished and bug hotel and we finished off the day with a quiz. 

Here is Gordon Darcy’s website. 

www.gordondarcynature.com 

Salmon Hatchery in Cong

Here are some photos of the visit to the salmon hatchery in Cong. The children saw the eggs being harvested from the female salmon. 

Santa Walk

All of the staff and children walked to school the day of the Christmas holidays. Everyone wore Christmas jumpers and donated 2 euro to Tuam Cancer Care. 

Thanks to Gerry of Tuam Photo Studio for the pictures. 

Milltown Wastewater Treatment Plant Visit

We had a very interesting morning getting a tour of the brand new state of the art wastewater treatment plant in Milltown. Representatives from Irish Water and Galway County Council officially launched the new treatment plant. Minister Seán Canney, TD’s Mary Hoade and Anne Rabbite were in attendance along with Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Michael Connolly.  

Seán who works with Irish Water did some experiments with us. They were really interesting. We all got a shower timer. We will all be having four minute showers from now on! Then Cormac gave us a very informative tour of the treatment plant. It was a great morning and helps us as we aim for our green flag for biodiversity. 

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