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Earth Day

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!

 

 

 

Earth Day

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.

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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!

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Global Perspective

 

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!

 

 

Important Dates:

 

  • International Day of Forests on 20th March 2018

 

  • World Water Day on 21st March 2018

 

Biodiversity

 

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!

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International Polar Bear Day is on

Tuesday 27th February!

 

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:

  • POWER DOWN CHALLENGE:
  • Stop phantom power by unplugging electronic devices. You’ll save energy and reduce greenhouse-gas pollution. Here are some clues to help you recognise a product that draws power continuously:
  • it has a remote control;
  • it requires an external power supply;
  • it has a digital display, LED status light or digital clock;
  • it contains a battery or charger;
  • it has a soft-touch keypad.
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  • NO IDLING CHALLENGE:
  • Many people idle their vehicles when going through a drive-thru, picking up or dropping off passengers or warming up their engines before driving. For every two minutes an average vehicle idles, it burns the same amount of fuel it takes to drive one mile. By not idling, you’ll save fuel and reduce greenhouse-gas pollution.
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  • PEDAL FOR POLAR BEARS CHALLENGE:
  • By walking or cycling to school we can reduce carbon pollution and help polar bears at the same time.
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PLUS: Try to:

  • Use energy saving light bulbs.
  • Take a shower instead of a bath.
  • Add insulation to reduce your energy consumption throughout the year and then you don’t need your central heating on as much.
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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.

Thank you

 

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,

 

The Eco-committee.

Our individual winners Aoibhin (P4) and Eilis (P6), who brought 12 bags each!

Our individual winners Aoibhin (P4) and Eilis (P6), who brought 12 bags each! 1

Congratulations to the winning class Primary 4 and 5, who collected an amazing 76 bags for Cash for Clobber! They enjoyed a fun afternoon in the Park!

Unboxing 'The Great Plant Hunt' treasure chest!

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Planning our new Biodiversity topic

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The Eco-committee have been working hard to secure the new Cash for Clobber bin, situated at the main entrance of our school! We are having a competition in School during the month of January to see which class can bring the most bags in, the winning class will get a treat afternoon in the park!

The Eco-committee have been working hard to secure the new Cash for Clobber bin, situated at the main entrance of our school! We are having a competition in School during the month of January to see which class can bring the most bags in, the winning class will get a treat afternoon in the park! 1
The Eco-committee have been working hard to secure the new Cash for Clobber bin, situated at the main entrance of our school! We are having a competition in School during the month of January to see which class can bring the most bags in, the winning class will get a treat afternoon in the park! 2

Eco-Committee 2017-2018

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