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Christmas Decoration Competition

The Green Committee wish to thank all those who made decorations out of reusable materials. The winners were :

Zara Matthews (J. Infs.)

Sarah Mai Sheehy (S. Infs.)

Ayda Bruen (First Class)

Faye Ryan (Second Class)

Ella Dinan (Third Class)

Lauren Coughlan – Colouring Competition (Fourth Class)

Caoimhe O’ Brien …

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Biodiversity Competitions

A competition was held recently in Scoil Barra Naofa to come up with a slogan for our Biodiversity Green Flag. There were many excellent entries. The winning slogan is ‘Biodiversity is our aim, get everybody in the game’. This was written by Romy Barry in Third Class. There was a …

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Community Water Officer Visit

Scoil Barra Naofa had a very interesting visit from Kieran Murphy (Community Water Officer) today. He spoke to the children about river birds, animals and insects. He also spoke to them about the importance of keeping our rivers clean. Fifth Class got the opportunity to go down to the park …

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New Committees

Good luck to the members of our new Student Council – Sophie Jones, Charlie Lester, George Pritchard, Sarah Finnegan, Sarah Hallissey, Cian Barry, Romy Barry, Fionn Hayes, Mark Hallissey and Freya Boylan and our Green Committee – Ryan Nolan, Nicole Dinan, Eve Gardiner, Liam O’ Flynn, Scarlett Petersson, Tony Geraghty, …

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Green School

The Green Committee had their end of year meeting and party in pleasant sunshine at the octagonal table this lunchtime. Many thanks to the eight student members for all their enthusiasm and ideas over the past year. Well done on a great year’s work for Green Schools – Aoibhinn, Billy, …

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Biodiversity and Bees

We had a visit from a local beekeeper, Bryan Riney, who taught us all about bees and biodiversity. We learned about the three types of bees, the honeybee, the bumblebee and the solitary bee. In the hive of a honeybee there is one queen, thousands of workers and thousands more …

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Biodiversity Workshop

Today  a team of experts on Biodiversity from SECAD Midleton spent the day in the school grounds doing biodiversity lessons with all classes. They identified the most common birds in the school grounds as the chaffinch, dunnock, great tit, chiff chaff, robin and the wren. The most common trees in …

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Green School News

On Thursday the Green Committee had a visit from William O’Halloran and Barry O’Sullivan from SECAD (South East Cork Area Development). Both are experts on biodiversity. They met with the children of the Green Committee, teachers Ms Flannery, Ms Moakley and Ms, Byrne, Martin Prout, caretaker, and Mrs. Emma Murphy, …

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