Archive for Biodiversity in Billis NS

The Pollinator Project

Mark Nolan from the Heritage in Schools’ Scheme visited Billis N.S on Friday last. 3rd & 4th class pupils took part in the pollinator project which is a celebration of Ireland’s wonderful pollinating insects especially our ‘busy bees’. Pupils learned about the importance of bees and pollination for biodiversity, discovered where our honey comes from and had an opportunity to examine beehive and beekeeping equipment. One of the pupils dressed up in a beekeeper’s uniform. Pupils explored the school grounds and at the end of the day they planted biodiversity boosting sunflowers to take home and care for over the summer. We’re looking forward to seeing some pictures of these giant sunflowers.

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Gardening Success

Our polytunnel and sensory garden are in full bloom. The Infants harvested their potatoes yesterday….31 potatoes in total!

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Bye Bye Butterflies!!

We had great excitement in the Infant classroom last Friday when our butterflies hatched. We released them from the butterfly tent this week. The Infants were delighted to get a chance to hold the butterflies before they flew away. Have a look!

 

 

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GREEN FLAG CEREMONY

On Thursday 26th May, Tyrone, Matthew, Mrs.E.Smith and Mrs.B.Lundie travelled to The Helix in Dublin to collect our 5th Green Flag for Bio-diversity. We would like to thank the committee, all the pupils and teachers who worked so hard to help us achieve this award. We will have our flag-raising ceremony before the end of term.

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Our polytunnel

Look at some of our produce from our polytunnel

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Litter pick- up

1st and 2nd class picked up litter in the school grounds

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National Spring Clean Up

Enthusiastic children from 3rd & 4th class taking part in the National Spring Clean Up on local approach road to our school.

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A heritage specialist visits our school

Bernard Joyce from the Heritage Council in Co. Mayo visited our school this week. He talked to us about biodiversity. He showed us a chair made from hazel and oak wood along with a broom made from birch, ash and bramble.

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We made an outdoor classroom in which we studied some Maths.

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A heritage specialist visits our school

This week we had a visit to our school from a specialist in biodiversity. He was from the Heritage Council in Co. Mayo.

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A heritage specialist visits our school

Bernard Joyce from the Heritage Council in Mayo visited our school this week.

He showed us how to listen to sounds in nature using “deer ears” and how to use “owl ears” to spot things in our natural environment.

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