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GLOBE Investigation

By Jack 5th Class

Hi! Did you know that we are damaging our planet because of cars and air pollution? Well keep reading because I will tell you what we can do to help.

5th class at St. Clare’s did a project on Air Pollution. We put test tubes around our school to measure NO2 levels. After one month we sent the test tubes to be analysed in a laboratory in England. 

We found out that the air pollution levels decreased compared to last year’s levels. We think this is because of Covid-19 travel restrictions and less traffic on the road. 

So let’s try and keep these levels low. How can we do this? Here are some ideas:

-Use the car less.

-Try walk, school or scoot.

-Plant flowers and trees.

St. Clare’s will run this test again in 2021. We know that the levels of air pollution will reduce again because clean air is really important to us. 

Together we can all make a big difference. 

St. Clare’s Wins Dublin City Neighbourhood Award.

We are delighted to announce that we are the overall winners of the Dublin City Neighbourhood Award for 2012. The Green School Committee received the award on Friday at a ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor in the Mansion House. We had been successful in winning the South East Region Award and were thrilled to be awarded Overall Winner for Dublin City. We have worked very hard to reduce our energy and waste in the school and also maintain and improve our school environment  by planting vegetables, growing wild flowers and creating a butterfly garden. All this hard work helped us to win the award. Well done to everybody!

You can read the Dublin City Council Press Release about the event at:


Green School Action Day November 2012


2nd Class Room 12

We learned interesting facts about the different cultures in our classroom today. Children in our class from Poland, Romania, Philippines, Albania, Nigeria and Pakistan shared knowledge about the language, food, clothes and traditions of their countries. We located each country on the World Map and viewed the flag of each. We asked lots of questions and learned lots of new information.