Welcome to a new “Green-School” year!

Letterkenny Tidy Towns Awards

The Letterkenny Tidy Towns Awards 2017

On the 6th of November, Letterkenny Tidy Towns invited us to the Letterkenny Tidy Towns Awards. We went with our parents and Mrs. Doherty to represent Lurgybrack N.S. The guest of honour was Bishop Alan McGuckian, who presented the prizes to all the schools. We went up to the stage to receive the ‘Caring for the Environment’ award along with a fifty euro voucher for Alcorns. This is an award we win every year, so far.

While we were walking down off the stage to our seats a lady kindly gave us a bag of sweets! We were very surprised to find out that we had won another award – ‘School Gardeners of the Year’! This is an award we have never won before. It was a very successful night and we were pleased to leave with such distinguished awards. Thank you to Owen, Mrs Doherty and the whole school for their co-operation.

By Sarah L and Katie McS 6th Class

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Our 5th Green Flag

Our 5th Green Flag

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Harvesting our Peas

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Something Fishy

The two 6th Classes are taking part in the ‘Something Fishy Programme’. ‘Something Fishy’ is an Educational Programme, aimed at Primary school pupils aged between 10-13 years, which informs and educates students on fish, water, angling, and the environment and angling. As part of this programme, Owen and Paul from Inland Fisheries Ireland brought an array of fish and insects to our classroom. The pupils got to learn, play and discover about water, fishing, and the life of a salmon fish in Irish Waters. See http://www.somethingfishy.ie/index.html for more details.

4th Class Celtic Fort made from Recyclable Materials
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Window Box
We were invited by Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarters to help them create a Christmas Garden on the Church Lane. The theme was “A White Winter Christmas Garden.” For this event, we made a window box which will be placed on the Church lane for that Christmas and I designed the window box!
The window box I designed was like Santa’s sleigh and it has a red body with gold glitter and yellow skis at the bottom. I am very glad that I was chosen to design the window box and I am very proud of my work. (See pictures below)
By Gareth 6th Class

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Tidy Town’s Award
On Monday the 11th of November Noel O’Donnell and I went to the Tidy Town’s Competition in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. There were lots of other schools there too. All together Letterkenny got 314 points out of 400 points. It lasted for about an hour. There was a small slideshow showing us all the good and bad things around Letterkenny. Mrs Doherty and Ms Foxe were there as well. At the end we got a certificate for ‘Caring for the Environment’. We also got a small goody bag. By Joshua (Green Flag Committee Member)
This year we are working towards our 5th Green Flag. The theme is biodiversity and it is a two year programme. We have a new committee established and I am looking forward to working with them on this new and exciting area of the green schools programme.On the 10th of October we celebrated Tree Day in Lurgybrack with a wide range of activities undertaken across the school.

 

Ms Doherty’s Junior Infants – some bark rubbings in the school garden
Ms McGeehan’s Senior Infants – bark rubbings and autumn walk
Ms Boyle’s class ASD Unit – autumn walk
Ms Higgins Junior Infants – painted autumn trees
Ms Raine 1st Class – planted acorn, sycamore seeds and conkers
Mr Friel 3rd Class – planted watercress seeds
Ms Greene 3rd Class – planted herbs
We are currently planting our bulbs for spring and some teachers are busy planting vegetables in the school garden.
In relation to the school garden, I would greatly appreciate any advice and/or help from parents who have an interest in this area to contact me at school on 074 91 25455.
For more information on Biodiversity and the Green School Programme, log on to www.greenschoolsireland.org