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SEAI Energy Workshop


On Tuesday 13th of March, Room 1 participated in a science workshop organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

First, we took part in a discussion during which we learned lots of interesting facts about where we get our electricity from. We learned about the different places we can get energy from, the importance of saving energy and the importance of looking after our planet by recycling.

We then carried out some experiments. We used energy from a potato to light a light bulb! We also trapped gas inside a small tube which caused it to explode.

Lastly, we played a life size board game. We used all the facts we learned during the workshop to compete against each other in groups.

It was a very interesting and exciting workshop.

Ms. Gallagher

Be Safe Be Seen

In Junior Infants we are learning  about Road Safety.

We are learning the song and the actions to the Safe Cross Code. It is very important that we follow the Safe Cross Code when we are walking to school.

We got new high visibility jackets that we can wear when we are out walking. The cars and other traffic will be able to see us better if we wear these.

If we live far from the school and come to school in a car we can ‘Park and Stride’ . This means we can come in our car and then park it just a little bit from the school and walk the rest of the way.  It is good to get some exercise and fresh air in the morning before we come to school. It helps us learn.

Be Safe Be Seen!!!

Our new Green Flag, Reading Certs and SALF Folders in 3rd.

In May our school won our 6th Green Flag – ‘Global Citizenship Litter and Waste’. A girl from 6th and a boy from 3rd who are on the Green School Committee got chosen to go to Claremorris to collect the flag. They had a great day out.

At the end of June our class had a presentation of reading certs which we won by doing library quizzes. We have enjoyed reading books in the library this year.

We worked on SALF folders during the year in 3rd class. SALF means – Self Assessment Learning Folder. During the year we put some of our best work into the folders to show to everyone. We had fun working in groups and looking at all the folders. We have pictures here of our class showing some lovely work which we are very proud of.

Green School Day of Action

Recently we had our ‘Day of Action’ for the new Green School Flag we are working towards – Global Citizenship Litter and Waste.
Different classes worked on a different aspect of the theme and did a presentation to the whole school on that particular topic. Children got to use our school microphone for the presentation.
See pictures of our wall-boards and presentations here.


Green Schools Water Poster Competition

Children from classes 1st to 6th were invited to enter the Irish Water Poster Competition in February. They had to design an A3 poster which best illustrated the theme – ‘Be Water Smart’. Those who took part had to design the poster in their own time. We received some wonderful entries and a selection from each age group have been sent away to the national competition in Dublin. Here are some of the school entries.

Those shortlisted by the Green School Committee to be sent away can be seen above. They were:
1st class – Shannon Clancy and Daria Salman.
2nd Class – Teyanna Crowley, Lauren Shannon and Marcus Beganovic.
3rd Class – Saoirse Love, Josh Mooney, Tommy Irwin, Mikey McArdle and Jakaria Nasir
6th Class – Megan Sleator, Jamie Cawley, Thomas Stokes and Usman Naveed.
Thanks to all those who took part and we hope that some of you will be lucky in the National Competition.

Tidy School Winner 2015

As we near the end of 2015 we look back on a very special award we won this year.
First Prize for Tidiest school in Sligo in 2015.
This is the second consecutive year St. Edward’s N.S. has won this award so we are very proud to have achieved this twice. This was a whole school effort which was co-ordinated by the Green School Committee and every class did their part.
Some of the things we were commended for:
– The planting and displays in our courtyards.
– Work on the mural at the front of the school done by 4th class.
– Work done by Green Fingers Club – window boxes etc.
– Our efforts to recycle, compost and limit our landfill waste.
– Efforts by litter pickers in 3rd.
– Postcards and display notice boards on how long it takes waste to decompose done by 4th for Something Fishy Project.
– Whole school clean-up done in term 3 in 2015.
– Excellent work done by Johnny the caretaker mowing lawns and maintaining the grounds.
The school was presented with the award at a special presentation in the Sligo Park Hotel.
This was followed by a visit from Ann Gorby from the Tidy Town Committee who presented the children with a plaque and Certificates.
The plaque is now on display in our front hall along with last year’s plaque. We also
received 200 euro which will be used to further improve our school grounds as we enter the competition for 2016.

Big Travel Challenge

During the month of February St Edwards N.S took part in the green schools BIG TRAVEL CHALLENGE. Now that the weather is improving the green school committee will be encouraging children and their parents to walk or cycle to school. Maybe we can drive some of the way to school and walk the rest of the way (park and stride). This is good for the environment and also good exercise for our bodies.



Christmas centre pieces

In 5th class we made some nice Christmas centre pieces using oasis and evergreen plants.

We placed a candle at the centre and added glitter glue and strings .

They turned out really well .

Is Summer finally on it’s way?

In fourth class we are keeping a close eye on the changes in our weather as part of the Greenwave project .

We can officially reveal that Summer is on it’s way .

The flowers of the hawthorn are now in full bloom and The horsechestnut tree has thick green leaves .

Swallows are busy building nests but they are very fast making it difficult to take a photograph .

Temperatures are also getting higher everyday .Hopefully there will be lots of sunshine this year .

Sligo Rovers Joseph Ndo Plants Tree

On Friday the 9th November, Joseph Ndo and members of the Sligo Rovers backroom team came in to St Edward’s NS to show all the children the magnificent Airtricity League Cup which they won a few weeks ago.
This is the first time since 1977 that they won the league cup.
As well as displaying the trophy, Joseph was delighted to plant a new willow tree in our yard. We decided to plant a willow tree because it is a tree which becomes a habitat for many different species of minibeasts. We are learning all about biodiversity and habitats, and the green school committee felt this would be a good choice of tree.

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