St. Joe’s Awarded the 5th Green Flag

A huge congratulations to the Green School Committee for obtaining their 5th Green School flag for St. Joseph’s which was awarded for Biodiversity!

The boys worked really hard with the help of Ms. Kelleher, Mary Porter and Br. Ben, planting a variety of plants, herbs, and vegetables in the school garden.
They built an “Insect Hotel” to attract lots of flying and crawling insects and they placed a “Hogitat” near the base of the trees as a home for mammals like hedgehogs.

Mr. Clarke helped the boys to build a bird table and to place bird-feeders outside in order to attract birds like Robins, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Wagtails into the school garden.
The Green School Committee also organised “Biodiversity Surveys”, “Bug Hunts” and “Bird-Watching sessions” for each class.
They planned exciting “Sketching Competitions” and “Essay writing Competitions” for the junior, middle and senior classes.
The winners of the Green School Competitions won great prizes: Science kits, Art kits, Soccer balls and Rugby balls. Well done Ms. Kelleher, Mary Porter and all the boys! 👍


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