Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

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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!

Green Schools Awards

We are thrilled to announce that we have received our fourth Green Schools Flag for Travel. Three student representatives from our committee attended the Award Ceremony in the Galway Bay Hotel yesterday. We are very proud of all the work that has gone into achieving this flag by both students and parents and we are always delighted to see the whole school working together to achieve goals. Well done everyone and thank you! Our new flag will be raised in the coming weeks.

World Water Day

Wednesday, March 22nd is World Water Day.

World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home.

As a Green-Schools, our work on – and maintenance of – the theme of Water is helping to spread awareness of the Global Goals and of water issues locally and across the world.

C.N.S. are holding a ‘Walk for Water’ event. Walking for Water involves walking six kilometres with six litres of water (distance and weight will be adapted for younger students) to highlight the average distance walked in countries with issues of water scarcity by women and children to access clean water.

We hope to participate in Walking for Water on the 22nd of March, weather permitting. We will set off on our walk at 9.30am. 2nd to 6th Class will walk 6k with 5th and 6th carrying the 6 litres. Juniors to 1st will walk a shorter distance. Grandparents, Parents and families are invited to join us for this very important event.