We are very proud to have been selected as one of the 10 schools in the whole of Northern Ireland to be an ambassador school. We will be promoting the topic of biodiversity. We are attending a major event to mark the 20th anniversary of Eco Schools in March.
We cooked with bramley apples. We made apple sauce and apple crisps. We all tasted the apple sauce after lunch, some children asked for more and soon it was all gone - YUM!
Someone brought in cress seeds for the green table so we planted them today. We used cotton wool for the soil, we had to water it well, then we all helped to sprinkle on the seeds. We will put them on an inside shelf in the sunshine to grow. We all want to have a taste.
We celebrated FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) Friday today by having a "green" day. We wore green clothes and played with green toys. We ate a green snack and had green dough and water. We had a special story sack story all about Harry's hazel nut. We will try really hard to look after all the trees and we will try to plant more of them and NOT cut them down. We took home information for our families and we each got a pencil and an arm band to remember the day.
The judges visited our school today and were very pleased to award us our 8th green flag. This photo was published in the Down Recorder with a reminder that we were the first nursery school in THE WORLD to be warded a green flag! This is a special feature of the 20th anniversary of Eco-Schools NI this year.
Ken (the judge) came to visit our school today to see all the work we have done to enter the Best Kept School competition. We really hope we will win this year as the children and the parents have all worked VERY hard to get the school looking LOVELY. Thank you all for all your support and donations of time, plants and many skills.
Lucinda (the Education Officer from Down District Council) came to help us with our Spring Clean today. We walked to the Grove and picked up quite a bit of litter. We were pleased to see that there was not TOO much there. We had to rush back to school as it suddenly got very cold and looked like it would start to rain. We sang "rain, rain, go away" so we did not get wet! We used our new hi-vis vests for the grown ups and we took photos for the "Big Spring Clean" campaign.
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