Pride of Place
We have received our Pride of Place Award from Meath County Council.
Well done to all the pupils, teachers and parents whom contributed to this achievement. We applied for Level One and the judge awarded us with Level Two. I am so proud of everyone and I look forward to continuing this work in the coming school year.
Happy summer everyone. Please continue to have pride for *your* place, throughout the holidays.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh arís.
Click here to see the judge's comments
WHAT IS 'PRIDE OF PLACE'?
An all-island competition that acknowledges and celebrates the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.
The aim of Pride of Place is to work in partnership with communities, to encourage best practice, innovation and leadership in providing vibrant sustainable communities that improve the quality of life for all.”
Ms Griffin has signed St Patrick's up to the Pride of Place Awards and lots of the classes have already been busy making our school environment look better.
Click on the links to see some of the work that has been done already.
Mrs McEvoy's Sunflower Planting and bird watching
Mrs McEvoys 1st class have been busy planting sunflowers. This project has two purposes. First it is going to make our school look even more fantastic and secondly we are taking part in a 'Sunflower Growing Challenge' in memory of the Mullan family from Donegal who dies tragically in a car accident. Amelia Mullan would have been in First class and her favourite flower was a sunflower. So the Sunflower challenge is a wonderful to remember Amelia while bringing some sunshine into our lives. Thanks so much to Ms O'Carroll who brought in the sunflower seeds. She actually harvested them from her sunflowers at home. See photos here
Mrs McEvoy's class have also been busy bird watching. She set her class a challenge to see how many birds they could find in their garden or local area. Have a look at these results
Mrs O'Sullivan's art lesson
Mrs O'Sullivan's 1st class took their Art lesson outside. They wanted to take in and record all the beautiful things in our local environment. They were shaded by our beautiful blossom tree and they sketched and drew all the lovely plants and trees they observed. See some photos here
Mrs O'Sullivan's 1st class have have also been planting sunflowers. As I mentioned this planting project has two purposes. First it is going to make our school look even more fantastic and secondly 1st class are taking part in a 'Sunflower Growing Challenge' in memory of the Mullan family from Donegal who dies tragically in a car accident. Amelia Mullan would have been in First class and her favourite flower was a sunflower. So the Sunflower challenge is a wonderful to remember Amelia while bringing some sunshine into our lives. Thanks so much to Ms O'Carroll who brought in the sunflower seeds. She actually harvested them from her sunflowers at home. See photo here
Ms Keary's planters
Mrs Keary's 2nd class were really busy tidying up our tyre planters. First they cleared out all the weeds and any old stones. Then they added new fresh soil and beautiful new plants. They cleared up one of the flower beds at the white school and put in a 'Worry plaque'. This allows people to give their worries to the fairies! Fairy magic can take your worries from you with just one touch, leaving you worry-free. Did you know fairies use human worries to grant wishes? The energy in worries is ground down to make perfect wish-granting dust! See the photos here
Ms Levin's bird feeders
Ms Levin's 3rd class got create with their fabulous bird feeders. They said '3rd class decided to make bird feeders from recyclable material for two reasons. Firstly, we want to feed and take care of the birds in our environment as we always enjoys listening to them sing in the morning. Secondly we thought that the bright colours and designs that we used would add to the beauty of our school. Check out their photos here
Mr O'Grainne's gardening project
Mr O Grainne said - We begun gardening behind 'An Scoil Bhán' inniu. The páistí were very engaged and sowed a number of wild flowers and vegetables. Our aim is to attract bees to the garden patch. We were blessed with the weather and I was very impressed with everyone's interest & enthusiasm. Gerry Daly watch out! Míle buíochas le Ms. Delahunt for aiding us. See the photos here
Ms Griffin's bug hotels and Wildflower garden
You might think you were looking at an episode of 'Room to Improve' but actually it is Mrs Griffin's 6th class who were busy refurbishing our Bug Hotels. The children used lots of materials such a piping, straw, bricks, cardboard etc that was donated by locals from Stamullen. The children worked really hard to update the hotels so that local bugs can enjoy their Summer in St Patrick's NS.
Mrs Griffin's class also have been preparing for planting up a new wildflower garden. They need to prepare the soil so they have covered it with cardboard and brick. When it is ready they will plant up the wildflower seeds which a perfect pollinators to help our bee population! Click here for pictures
Ms M Fox's class - Save the Pollinators
Ms M Fox's 6th class were very busy taking time for litter picking, hanging signs, birds nests and bug hotels and for also watering the lovely flowers.
Check out their pictures here
Ms C Fox class -Planting Patrol
Ms C Fox and her class were very busy planing seeds with her class along with some help from Mrs Maguire and Ms Kelly. The children were shown how deep the into the soil they should plant their seed, how much water it needs and when to plant it out.
Click here for the pictures