Welcome to a new “Green-School” year!
Nuala Carr came to or school and talked to the Green Committee and Ms Doherty’s 3rd class
Nuala came on behalf of the Cool Planet Experience, to spread the word about climate change [global warming].
She showed us a PowerPoint presentation about what’s happening to our planet. She told us ways to reduce fossil fuel usage in our town.
Nuala told us the things that are using the most fossil fuels e.g. vehicles and agriculture. She explained to us what will happen to our planet if we don’t help stop climate change /global warming.
By Ella & Orlaith 6th class
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
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.
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
Ms McGeehan’s Senior Infants – bark rubbings and autumn walk
Ms Boyle’s class ASD Unit – autumn walk
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