School Garden

Our Annual Garden Open Day took place on June 8th. As always, the boys from the Garden Club gave all our visitors a tour. Tea and coffee was complimentory and many of our guests bought Garden Sundries, sampled our School-Made jam and made a wish in the Fairy Garden.

Junior Infants and First Classes looking at tadpoles in our School Pond

Senior Infants Planting Spring Onions

Our “Spring Clean” Art/Poem Competition Winners

Well done to all that took part.

March 2018

Spotting frogspawn with Junior Infants

Frogspawn

 

Infant classes planting the early potatoes

 

Planting potatoes

 

Planting potatoes

 

Some Gardening Tips for the Season from Primary Times magazine.

Some pictures of our school during the snow – the Pond, Woodland area and the stunning Fairy Garden.
    

The First Litterpick of the Year:

Our Life Skills Group Replanting Silver Birch Trees:

We were lucky enough to be offered a number of Silver Birches for our Gardens so we took a group of boys to do the digging. These trees can now be found in our Garden.

January Snowdrops in our School garden:


Ms. Browne’s 2nd Class

A Bird Nesting Materials Experiment.

Items used were dog hair, wool, moss, sacking and straw. I wonder which the birds will prefer?

The Gardening Club back at work in January!

Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition

Tidy Schools 2017

June 2017 – Receiving the Award for 2nd Place in the Tidy Schools Competition

Green School celebration of 100th flag in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown / Picnic in the Park

3rd class boys harvesting the radishes with Mr Geoghegan

then admiring the butterfly garden!

Junior Infants harvesting potatoes

May 2017 Ms Collins class looking for tadpoles

Discovering our pond life biodiversity with Nuala Madigan

Annual Spring Clean up April:

Well done Sam & Ollie – the youngest helpers at the recent Annual Spring Clean Up!

March litter pick:

Mr Kelly’s 4th Class creating a Kandinsky wall in March:

Replanting our hanging baskets in March:

3rd Class sowing the wheat in February:

Hanging the bird feeders in February:

Ms Browne’s Third Class making pine cone bird feeders in February:

 

Friends for Life group doing some winter weeding in February:

First litter pick January 2017:

We have come a long way since we started making our School Garden, and entering the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Tidy Schools Competition a few short years ago.
Our efforts have earned us the Bio-Diversity Award in 2013 and 2015,
and we celebrated being the overall winners in 2014 and again in 2016.

For the last three years, we have had an Open Garden Day in early June for all our parents, and for our community neighbours, to come and see the magnificent results of the hard work and dedication put in by all our boys, most especially the Garden Club of 4th, 5th and 6th Class.

We hope you enjoy looking at all the photos we have uploaded here (and on our Gallery page).

Annual Tidy Up Day took place on April 10th in conjunction with the Watsons Residents Association.  It was great to see such a large turnout.  We did a litter clean-up and as many hands make light work, the wall in the upper yard was painted.  Thanks to all who supported the clean-up, and thanks also to Watsons Residents Association who presented the school with two insect hotels.

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Ms. Browne’s 2nd Class.

Bird nesting Materials Experiment using god hair, wool, moss, sacking, straw