Below, you will find a list of all the posts related to Evan G in our school from infants to sixth class.
Below, you will find a list of all the posts related to Evan G in our school from infants to sixth class.

Video: Creative Schools Week 2019

Posted by Ms. Naughton On November - 14 - 2019

Last week, we celebrate Creative Schools Week (4th – 8th November).  This was an opportunity to showcase, celebrate and share our creative work that is being undertaken in the school this year to date.  Our key focus within Creative Schools is Music.

This year, our 4th, 5th and 6th classes are taking part in the “Ceilí Ukulele” programme which is run by Music Generation Mayo.

Céilí Ukulele is designed as a 28-week programme over the academic year, with weekly lessons of 60 minutes’ duration.  Over the course of a full academic year, students will aim to learn 15+ songs &  20+ melodies on the ukulele, as well as honing their performance skills through regular group practice and performance.  Each week, our specialist Music Generation Mayo musician-tutor, Keif, visits the school to provide whole-class tuition designed to engage and excite students about playing the ukulele and singing accompanying songs.

We have completed 8 weeks and have learnt so much already.

Here is a video of our talented pupils performing a song accompanied by the ukulele:

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Rang 6 (2019/20)

Posted by Bradley On November - 4 - 2019

Sixth Class (2019/20)

Sixth Class (2019/20)

(F) Kellyann, Ruby, Aoife (B) Evan, Bradley, Abdul, Cathal

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Active Halloween Videos!

Posted by Ms. Thomas On October - 25 - 2019

We had a very @ActiveFlag day for our Halloween holidays. The Halloween circuits were great fun and followed by a disco in our costumes. Happy Halloween!

2019 Active Halloween!

Halloween Circuits - Middle Room

Halloween Circuits - Middle Room

Halloween Circuits - Senior Room

Halloween Circuits - Senior Room

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Evan’s Halloween Art

Posted by Evan On October - 24 - 2019

This is my Halloween art.

For the background I used different colours.

Then I used black paper for the house and the pumpkin.

Evan's house

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  1. Gabriel says:

    Brilliant picture. I love the colours you used to paint your background.

  2. Abdul says:

    This is a great drawing because if you look at the sky, the mixture of the orange, red and yellow it reminds me of a lovely sunset. The purple looks like a whole bunch of flowers and the combination with the other colours looks so cool.

  3. Katie says:

    I love the way you have the pumpkin on the side.
    Very good.

  4. Shane says:

    I like how the pumpkin has an evil face.

World Bee Day 2019

Posted by Ms. Naughton On May - 20 - 2019

@BioDataCentre  @GreenSchoolsIre

Today we celebrate World Bee Day – 20th May 2019 

Did You Know?

  • Irish Bumblebee populations are in decline.
  • One third of our 99 bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.
  • In response this decline and threat of extinction, the National Biodiversity Data Centre coordinated the implementation of the an All Ireland Pollinator Plan( 2015-2020) along with 68 other government and non-government organisations as partners to support the plan.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.  Here at Gortskehy, we are committed to playing our part and making our school bee-friendly.

The middle room studied the Junior Pollinator Plan with their teacher, Ms. Thomas. They learnt all about bees and their important role as pollinators.  They also learnt about the life cycle of the bumble bee & what we can do to help our bees survive and thrive.

Our school Pollinator & Green School Teams drew maps of the current school grounds.  This was done to identify areas where we can take action to help pollinators. Lots of good ideas that we hope to put into action were noted by our pupils on the walkabout:

  • Plant bee-friendly plants in our garden beds.
  • Leave narrow strips around our pitch for wildflowers
  • Mow our lawn/pitch less frequently – to allow dandelions and clover to grow – food sources for our bees.
  • Reduce pesticides – only use it for clearing slippery areas/paths.  Only weed by hand.
  • Plant a herb bed – they are an excellent source of food for pollinators.

These maps will be updated to include all the pollinator areas we will develop around our school.  We will monitor and report on bee activity and update our plans annually.

Here are some photos of our pupils planting bee-friendly plants, flowers and herbs in our new Sensory & Biodiversity garden.

 

For more information on what you can do to help the bees – please visit http://pollinators.ie/

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