Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

Archive for the ‘Green Schools’


Outdoor Classroom Day, May 17th

Today, Crumlin National School celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day. Children participated in various activities outdoors in the glorious sunshine ………………………

Purifying Water!

5th & 6th watched a video clip of Chris Hadfield on  the international space station. He showed how astronauts recycle 93% of the water they use on board the station. We then carried out an experiment on purifying water. Pupils collected dirt from outside and then looked at all the filtering options provided to purify the water. Some of the filters worked exceptionally well and the water looked good enough to drink!

Seashore Safari Talk

Brendan Allard from Atlantaquarium in Galway visited our school to explain to pupils what we might find on the beach when we go to Salthill on our Seashore Safari. Many thanks to Brendan for his visit which was very enjoyable and extremely informative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Clean Up

5th & 6th Class carried out a Spring Clean up around our school and much to our dismay found lots of rubbish.

 

 

 

Spring Planting

This week we planted some chive and lettuce seeds. When they get bigger and when the weather is warmer, we will transplant them to our raised beds.

Looking after the Birds

Here are some of our students keeping our bird feeder topped up during the colder months.

Planting Cress Seeds

Last week, Junior Infants carried out an experiment: ‘Will Seeds Grow Without Light?’. One set of seeds received light and water whilst the other set was placed in a dark cupboard with water. They discovered that the set that got both light and water grew the best and were green. The other set grew a little but were yellow and not very healthy looking. Well done to our Junior Scientists!

Brigit’s Garden

4th, 5th & 6th class had a fantastic and very informative day in Brigit’s Garden as part of Science Week. We learned all about energy, our interdependence on nature and sustainability.
Thanks to Hedda and Will who were excellent teachers and facilitators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Infants Trip to Coole Park

Junior Infants had great fun on their trip to Coole Park where they met up with a guide who showed them all different aspects of nature to be found there.

 

Visitor from Brigid’s Garden

On Thursday the 5th of October, Will Softly (in association with SEAI) visited us from Brigid’s Garden and held workshops with Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Will informed the students of the various renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and had lots of fun with the pupils through games, puppets and dress-up. He gave us some great energy saving tips.

Will also demonstrated how chemical energy can be converted into electrical energy using apples!

Thanks Will for a great day!