Biodiversity Survey Results
In 2010 90% of children had never heard of Biodiversity.
In 2011 10% of children had never heard of Biodiversity.
All the classes picked a native animal, bird, insect or fish as a a class mascot for this project. The Green School Committee completed a “Habitat Map” of the school grounds.
Green School Committee made a chart on “Birds Around Our School”.
There was a Christmas Tree Decoration Competition held for 3rd class children to make decorations using recyclable materials only.
The whole school took part in the Green Code Competition. The winning code was chosen from Ms. Kelly’s class
St. Joseph’s is our name Biodiversity is our game
The Green School Committee working on their project on Biodiversity
February 2011 – The Greenschool Committee acquired a new compost bin for the school from Wicklow County Council. We made out a rota of classes per month to use the bin. We also made a list of organic waste that can be put in the bin.
In March 2011, the Greenschool Committee prepared a plot for the
school’s Wildflower Garden.
Some children from Senior Infants helped Richard plant a native alder tree.
The school purchased a rotary clothes line recently to save on energy bills.
Richard put up three more bird boxes in March, one with a camera. The activity in
the bird box can be viewed on television in the computer room.
There was great excitement in April as blue-tits could be seen carrying in
materials for their nest.
One of our two water butts which will help conserve water.
St. Joseph’s NS Wildflower Garden – June 2011
St. Joseph’s Vegetable Plot – June 2011