Our windows are open every day to keep our classrooms bright and breezy. This little robin decided to pop in to visit Junior Infants. Mrs McArt helped the robin back outside to safety.
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.
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.
We received very special messages for parents, pupils and staff from the Green Schools office this week.
Please click on the links below to view the message:
‘Plain Sailing’, by S.R.
It’s wonderful to enjoy listening to the birds singing in our gardens. Their songs are so loud, sometimes we can even hear them through our windows! They are super busy right now building nests and looking after chicks. Many of us have spotted nests in our gardens- under the eaves of roofs, in trees, in our nesting boxes! How many pairs of nesting birds outside can you spot? Do you know their names? Here are the most common birds which appear frequently, or visit our island. If you click on each picture or name you can hear their song, and maybe you could be an ACE DETECTIVE and recognise their voices outside!
Have fun testing yourself and your family 😃
We have time now to open our eyes and ears to the wildlife and nature around our houses, down our lanes, up in the sky. Be a Green Detective – what can YOU find?
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