Archive for month: November, 2020
Feed the birds in Winter/in Class News, Green Schools /by David Oliver
As the temperatures outside begin to drop it is important to put out a supply of food for the birds in our school grounds.We use a variety of foods including suet,peanuts and seed mix.We chose locations close to sheltered areas and with good tree cover.We made a plan of our bird feeder locations and we then made a bird feeding map.
We have already observed a few blue tits and thrush feeding in the school courtyard.The crows have also been keeping their crafty eyes on the food.The bird feeding stations will have to be refilled every week and classes will be encouraged to keep a record of the birds that they see visiting the feeders in their classroom wall chart.
Hedgehog home/in Green Schools /by David Oliver
This term our Green Team volunteers are from 5th Class.As the Autumn leaves started to tumble to the ground, this enterprising group decided to build a hedgehog home in the school woodland.They used recycled drain pipes to create an entrance to their leafy home.Hopefully some lucky hedgehog will stumble upon this winter hibernation hideaway.
Ballyraine NS is a co-educational primary school in the town of Letterkenny under joint Church of Ireland/Presbyterian management. While it is a school with a Protestant ethos, all pupils of whatever background or religious persuasion are equally valued and respected.
Ballyraine Rd, Ballyraine, Letterkenny,
Junior and Senior Infants
08:50 – 13:30
1st – 6th Class