Earth Day was a huge success!
In class we 'powered down' and enjoyed some paper free lessons. The Eco-committee ran the day, taking members of each class out to Spring clean and tidy up our School environment. Thank you to Mrs McGrane for providing the beautiful flowers.The School looks fantastic!
Well done to everyone who dressed up and took part in eco activities!
On Friday the 20th of April the Eco-committee will be running an ‘Earth Day’ in school.
Children are invited to dress in ‘Earth’ colours and will be taking part in various eco activities such as planting new grow beds and taking part in a big Spring clean of our school grounds.
In class we will be ‘powering down’ and avoiding using electricity and paper as far as possible.
Take a Book, Leave a Book!
The Eco-committee would like to introduce our latest project. The ‘Take a Book, leave a Book’ box is a little free library to encourage reading and recycling within our School.
You simply take a book you would like to read out of the box and replace it with one of your own books. Make sure you don’t give away a book you would like back!
On behalf of all the Children and Staff at St. Colman’s Bann we would like to thank the very talented Peter Milton (Senior) who made this fantastic creation!
Our Children are aware that as global citizens we have a responsibility and that our actions even on a local scale impact globally such as choosing to walk or get the bus, or choosing the correct bin to recycle their waste appropriately. The children are currently covering; pollution, climate change and exploitation of natural resources.
We chose to support Trocaire as our charity of choice during Lent particularly for their work surrounding ‘Humanitarian Crises’. We found when researching that these are increasing in scale and frequency due to climate change. The children raised money via collection and running Easter competitions. We then took part in a ‘coin trail' around the assembly hall to show the children just how far their efforts really stretched!
International Day of Forests on 20th March 2018
World Water Day on 21st March 2018
This terms topic is Biodiversity. Each class will be learning what Biodiversity is and how we can increase it in our own local environment.
Biodiversity comes from two words: bio which is short for biology (living things) and diversity (variety).
Biodiversity means the mixture of life on earth.
It includes all the species, habitats and ecosystems which exist on our planet.
Cash for Clobber Total
The total money collected from the Cash for Clobber drive was £264. The Eco-committee are delighted with this amount and very grateful. We will we using this money to make our School an eco-friendlier environment for everyone to enjoy!
International Polar Bear Day is on
We invite you to join us in making it an extra-special day for polar bears by taking part in our THERMOSTAT CHALLENGE. It’s simple: by turning your heating down a little to burn less oil, you are reducing global warming and the polar bears ice homes won’t melt as fast.
Other things you can do:
PLUS: Try to:
Talk to your child about the challenges polar bears face in a changing Arctic and the part each of us can play in stopping global warming.
Cash for Clobber
A massive thank you to every family who donated a bag/s to the Cash for Clobber competition during the month of January. In total we collected an amazing 257 bags! We look forward to hearing just how much we have earned for our School.
Many thanks for your continued support,