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  • Our Fairy Garden September 2020

  • School Garden Harvest September 2020

  • Green Schools Committee 2019-2020

Pictured are our Green Schools Committee for 2019-2020. They recently held their first meeting, where they discussed ideas and plans for the year ahead. Each pupil was elected by their classes. Réalt na Mara Cailíní already have 5 Green Flags under their belt, but there’s always more that can be achieved. The school is so lucky to have such enthusiastic pupils who will champion the environment in the months ahead. Mrs O’Reilly and Ms Mc Manus are looking forward to working with them in order to make the school an eco-friendlier place for everybody.


How Does Your Garden Grow?
With a lot of help from very generous parents and children.  Huge thanks to all who came to help weed and plant in the school garden.  The beds are now ready to be used by the children.


Bio- Diversity Project 2017 and meeting Prince Albert of Monoco


Green Flag

Congratulations to the Green Schools Committee on achieving the Green Flag for Biodiversity. Mrs O' Reilly and Ms. McManus, along with two representatives from the Green Committee, went along to collect the Green Flag in City North Hotel today. Thank you to everyone who helped us get this latest flag. It was a team effort.


Green school Noticeboard


4th Class trip to beach and Boyne Estuary


Design a Scarecrow Competition Winners


School Garden March 2017


Our school garden pictured early one Autumn morning


Top Tips for Walking to School Safely

Always be bright and be seen.
Always stay on pavements or footpaths.
Always use pedestrian crossings or lollipop wardens.
Always be responsible near roads.
Always remember the Safe Cross Code.
Always take care when crossing cycle lanes.

Always wear the correct high vis clothing.
Always wear a helmet that fits.
Always check the brakes and wheels.
Always use cycle lanes where possible.
Always use lights in poor light and visibility.
Always use a bike that suits your size.
Never use an ipod, walkman or mobile phone when cycling.

Travelling by car
Always wear a seatbelt.
Always use a booster seat if needed.
Never distract the drivers attention.
Never open doors while car is moving.
Always get out of the car with caution and never on the side where traffic is passing.

Beginnings of our school garden (May 2015):

The group arrived  bright and early at 8.30am and quickly got down to work on the Outdoor classroom. The space was measured out and then the real work began. We dug and removed the layer of grass and wheelbarrowed the loads down to the bottom of the 'garden'. Then it was raked removing the next layer of soil along with any stones found. Then a load of gravel arrived and this was raked evenly to provide floor space for 'classroom'. Extra gravel was used to provide a meandering pathway through the trees planted earlier this year.
We then started work on assembling the raised beds. We then lined the sides and bottom with plastic and covered with soil removed earlier.  
See below gallery for photos

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