We finished off our Green Week with some healthy “green grub”. The parents worked hard all morning making us some delicious fruity snacks. We loved the fruit kebabs and water melons. Thank you so much!
On Friday the pupils of 4th/5th class gave a whole-school assembly during Green Week.
It was a lovely day so we held the assembly outside!
We gave an update on the Green Schools campaign and how we got on this year. We have been working on speech writing in English, so, as part of the assembly, Luke, Sean, Anna and Sophie R. gave some very convincing “Protect the Earth” speeches We fininshed our assembly by singing our Green Schools song “We Will, We Will Recycle!”.
As part of Green Week the whole school went for a ‘Walk On Wednesday’. WOW!
We marked out a special circuit on tha playground and did a few laps. It was a good way to keep ourselves fit!
We really enjoyed our walk. It reminded us that we need to leave the car at home more often and take a walk instead!
We had fun in the sun creating our ‘Go Green’ banner. This is part of this year’s Green Week
Take a look…
Activities include environmental art, environmental talks and walks, puppet shows and green menus.
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Go Green Banner: We had fun creating our “Go Green” banner. To see photos click here
Green Schools Talk: On Thursday, Cliona Connolly from Wexford County Council came to give Grace’s class an environmental talk
Monday 9th – Setting the Green Scene
• Green Code Competition kicks off
• Green-themed stories in class
• The theme of ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ will be seen in
this week’s homework.
Tuesday 10th – Green Art
• Recycled Art activities for junior and senior classes.
• Go Green Banner!
Wednesday 11th – Keep it Green
• Junior Classes: “The Fox and the Dustbin” puppet show.
• Whole School: Walk on Wednesday (WOW)
Thursday 12th – What a Waste
• 4th / 5th Class: Green Schools Talk (Clíona Connolly, Wexford Co. Co.)
• Old mobile phones for recycling collection (Jack and Jill Foundation)
Friday 13th – Fruity Friday
• ‘Fruity Friday (Fruit smoothies & kebabs for a healthy lunch treat)
• Green Schools Assembly
Next time you take a DART trip keep and eye out for the fabulous art work of Gorey Educate Together pupils, Aine Dunne and Sophie Ryle. Aine and Sophie were announced national winners of the UCD Conway Institute AccesScience Poster competition at the annual AccesScience 2008 event. The girls travelled to Dublin this week to the pretigious O’Reilly Hall where they received their prizes from RTE’s Pat Kenny. The poster competition, which is open to primary and secondary students, offered the girls the opportunity to combine their scientific interests and artistic talents to communicate this year’s theme of “Science In Our Lives”.
Fifth class pupil Aine, took first place for her poster entitled “Science Is Growing” while Sophie received third prize for her “Science Is Great- Try It”. Both posters will be displayed on DART trains and Stations where they will be viewed by over 100,000 commuters a day! Well done Aine and Sophie!
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Ben created a interesting sculpture using old CD cases, pencils, bottle tops and re-used cardboard.
Joey used an old music box, a large paper clamp, some used batteries and his imagination to make his fighter plane.
Have a look!
Tashi Delek! Happy Tibetan New Year!
February 8th – 10th 2008: Losar, the Tibetan New Year
Losar is the most important festival in Tibet. Every year the people of Tibet take part in a three-day celebration with their families and friends. It is a chance to resolve problems and discard unhappy memories of the previous year. During Losar Buddhists great each other by saying “Tashi Delek”. Family gatherings, exchanging gifts and vsiting local monasteries are all part of the Losar celebrations.
We celebrated Losar by making Buddhist prayer flags.
For centuries Tibetan Buddhists have planted prayer flags outside their homes so that the wind will carry their prayers and wishes across the countryside.
Prayer flags are said to bring happiness, long life and prosperity to the flag planter and all those nearby. During Losar clolourful new prayer flags are made and hung outdoors for all to see.
Our prayer flags have Buddhist symbols and special new year’s wishes.