Indoor Plants and Window Boxes

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We bought 18 window boxes and we filled them with soil. During one of our lunch breaks the Green Schools Committee and individual pods from the 2nd class worked on them. We layered the boxes with spring bulbs, soil, spring bulbs and on top we planted winter flowers. Members of the green school committee from 6th water them three times per week.

As a result of a project done by three 5th class girls for the Intel Mini Scientist in 2019 on plants that purify the air, we decided to buy some indoor plants for both buildings. The pupils think they are beautiful, it’s nice to see greenery inside and it cheers them up!

By Cillian Brennan, Holly Bradley Mc Gorrian, Ailbhe Curran, Ava Hurley and Sophie Talty

Active Schools

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Every Friday we set up and teach Juniors, Seniors and 1st class, builders and bulldozers, lifesaver tag, ring toss, relay races and lots more. It’s a lot of fun to play with them and to teach them new games. The younger classes are really enjoying this and we can see them getting better from week to week. We hope the weather continues to be good so we can do this every Friday.

By Cathal Ryan, Tara Whelan and Ava Harte

Fyffes Challenge

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Fyffes are on the hunt to find Ireland’s Fittest School. As part of this challenge, we‘re trying to keep our school active and healthy by doing ‘wake up, shake up’ 3 mornings per week before class starts. Shona leads it on the front yard and Anne and Colm lead it on the back yard. We jog on the spot, stretches, duck walk, jumping jacks, squats, mountain climbs are some of the activities we do on these mornings. Pupils are finding it’s a good way to get going in the morning instead of going straight to class. They find that they are more alert and ready to start the day!

George Leahy, Lilith Kearney, Meadhbh Mockler and Fionn Skerritt