3rd class really enjoyed gathering conkers from around the school grounds and learning the rules of the game “conker war”. The children learned all about the native trees and their seeds in their pursuit to find conkers.
Last year we took part in an initiative where we tested the air quality in our area using tubes sent to us by GLOBE. We compared our results last year to other schools around Ireland. We were one of 26 schools to take part and had the cleanest air ! This year we took part again but due to COVID 19 we are still awaiting results. It will be interesting to compare our results from this year with last year’s results.
One of our eagle eyed pupils sent us a photo of a very rare albino pheasant that they spotted at home in their back garden. When we contacted birdwatch Ireland they confirmed that the bird indeed was a rare albino pheasant and gave us some interesting facts about it.
The infants had great fun finding seeds from trees in our school grounds. They brought them back into class and compared them to apple seeds. The conkers were much bigger!
3rd class were busy planting seeds, they planted different types of flowers to see which seeds would germinate first.