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

Rang 4 (2019/20)

Posted by Katie On November - 4 - 2019

Fourth Class (2019/20)

Fourth Class (2019/20)

(F) Shane, Seán, Isabel, Katie, Molly, Alyssa (B) Corbijn, Ben, James, Ryan, Gabriel

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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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James’s haunted mountain.

Posted by James On October - 24 - 2019

James’s haunted mountain.  I drew it with pastels.

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  1. Siobhan Heaney says:

    Lovely picture James.

  2. Senan says:

    I really like the mountain and the colour in the background.

  3. Ben says:

    Very cool James.

  4. Dayna Jordan says:

    Very good James, I like how it’s a haunted mountain!

Middle Room School Tour 2019

Posted by Ms. Thomas On June - 18 - 2019

@activeflag

We went on our school tour last week. We went to Horizon in Westport. It was a very active school tour. We took part in lots of activities including archery, laser world, a blindfold walk, trampolining, aeroball, and we even had a go on the bouncing castle! It was lots of fun and we had a great day together!

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  1. My two loved every minute of it!

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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