Take a look at our Eco friendly bags. We researched gift bags and discovered that the majority of them are made in China. We wanted to reduce the air/land and sea miles used and thereby reduce our carbon footprint by making bags of our own using old newspapers.
Our fourth and fifth classes were getting started with some cloud observations in preparation for our GLOBE project this year. GLOBE is a project run in conjunction with the EPA, An Taisce and ESERO, the European Space Agency.
The project monitors aerosols and air quality around the world. Our young scientists were practicing their skills at cloud observation and classification. They will be recording their results online and sharing them with schools and scientists around the world. Here you can see them hard at work.
Don’t forget your consent form, boot bag and fob tomorrow for our walking trip to find the @BTSDublin Beat Boxes. This trip is for children in 2nd – 6th.
This summer, I went to Berlin in Germany. Since we had learned about plastic and waste in the ocean, I decided to go to the packaging free supermarket – Berlin Unverpackt. It was quite small but you could still have a normal shop.
Cereal, fruit, bread, sweets, rice, pasta and drinks were all available to buy as well as jars for the food, wooden toothbrushes and hair brushes. You could bring along your own jar and fill it up with whatever you wanted. There were lots of bikes parked outside the shop and we saw a lot of people doing their shopping there.
It was really great to see so many people not buying so much packaging in their shop. Here is a photo of me outside the shop and a couple from inside as well.
By Isabel Kelly, 5th Class.
This week was National Bike Week. Bike Week is a celebration of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. We had great fun cycling around the playground today. Happy Bike Week!
We have been trying really hard in Junior Infants to reduce the amount of waste in our lunchboxes. We came up with some clever ways of avoiding tinfoil and cling film in our lunch boxes. Take a look at some examples!
4th class, looking forward to walking to their swimming lessons in Swan Leisure today! #BeActive #Aquatics #PAWS