Our trip to Ardnacrusha
No More Plastic Paddy
Enjoy the slideshow.
Leave plastic behind it’s just a waste of time.
All of us need to work together to make the world better.
Solve the problem of pollution then we will get the solution.
Try to reuse, reduce and recycle and rethink how to use plastic in an environmentally friendly way.
In the Pacific Ocean there is a garbage patch twice the size of Texas.
Countries and counties are changing their habits so why don’t we change too?
Plenty of amazing animals are becoming endangered because of plastic.
A lot of marine life is getting injured in knotted nets.
Don’t litter, just participate in community clean ups.
Decomposing of plastic takes hundreds of years.
Yes, yes, yes we can, yes we will, yes we can rethink a lot how we use plastic!
By: Laura, Emily and Allie
Plastic, plastic please stop pollution.
Let’s put single use plastic to an end.
All of us can do our part and do without straws, plates and cutlery.
Save our world from this crisis.
The whole world can work together to get rid of plastic.
Is this how we want our world to be...a “Giant Garbage patch”?
Currents are taking the plastic trash all over the oceans.
Patrick’s day will be special without plastic.
Are you ready to have a new world with no plastic?
Durable, indestructible materials ...that is plastic.
Destroying our natural environment.
Your time is NOW to save our world.
By: James, Aoife, Shauna and Jack
Plastic Paddy is today.
Lose your love of plastic.
And save our sea creatures before it’s too late.
So let’s make a change and take care of our environment.
Tipping a bottle can cause a lot more damage than you think.
It needs to stop, are you with me?
Can we stop littering so can we be a team?
Plastic is in the sea on the shores and everywhere.
And always remember reduce, reuse and recycle.
Do participate in Plastic Paddy.
Do you really need plastic?
You don’t .... neither do I?
By: Katie Delaney, Katie Smyth, Gráinne Boyd and Cara Mannion
Plastic pollution is in the Pacific known as the “Garbage Patch”.
Lids of bottles are usually devoured by beautiful sea birds.
All our world has to work together.
Single use plastic is not fantastic.
The world needs to rethink.. how to use plastic?
In the sea plastic flows free.
Currents carry all colours of plastic.
Plastic playground equipment and garden furniture, toothbrushes and Lego blocks.
All marine life is in danger from all small plastic particles.
Durable, long lasting wonderful but terrible plastic.
Decomposition doesn’t happen for years.
You need to work with us to “RECYCLE” our plastic properly.
By: Mark, Macdara, Michael and Stephanie.
Plastic is junk long lasting and durable.
Littering plastic is terrible.
Animals are dying because of plastic.
Some of them choking on plastic and small particles of plastic
Transparent bags, black bags, bubble wrap and wrappers.
Its killing wildlife.
Councils should ban single-use plastics.
Plastic bags are bad for marine life.
A lot of life is dying, the world is trying.
Destroying the world is what plastic is doing.
Do the best you can to stop littering.
You are responsible to keep our oceans tidy.
By: Hugh, Rory, Jay and Dylan
Plastic is a material that is man-made.
Litter less plastic, more marine life will stay.
Always reduce, re-use and recycle plastic.
Start using paper bags instead of plastic.
Thousands of plastic pieces in the patch everyday.
In the Pacific lies a mountain of plastic waste.
Currents and waves pushing plastic away.
Plopping and dropping into the sea.
A little straw takes 450 years to decompose.
Do your part for this world.
Durable long-lasting material,
Yes we can use plastic...just a little less!!
By: Kieran, Peadar, Saoirse and Áine.
Plastic Plastic Paddy
Plastic is Pollution.
Lids and bottles are made of plastic.
A variety of bags, black, blue, pink and yellow.
Some plastic is in stationery.
Terrible terrifying plastic.
It has been getting worse for years.
Carbon is in plastic.
Plastic is man-made.
Animals are being snared in plastic.
Decomposing could take a thousand years.
Do not use much plastic.
You’re here to tell the world how dangerous plastic is!
By: Bláithín, Chloe, Hollie and Róisín.
Plastic usage needs to be reduced
Lots of marvellous marine life are being killed
All of our creatures of the world are endangered.
Shredding and breaking into smaller parts.
Travelling to the “garbage patch” ... oh no too much trash.
In our seas there’s a lot of plastic bags, bottle tops and disposable cups.
Can stop it don’t bag it.
Pollution is not the solution.
A lot of fish are dying now the kids are crying.
Decide to use another material, like a paper bag.
Don’t ruin the fish’s diet.
Years go by while fish die.
By: Aaron Q, Sean, Liam and Aaron D
Our tour 2017
Sports Day 2016
Science in our classroom
As a follow up the pupils made posters of electrical gadgets and also designed posters on being safe with electricity.
Our school tour 2016
Trip to Lough Boora Parklands.
Lough Boora is in Co.Offaly, It is between Kilcormac and Cloghan.
There are two types of bogs that are common in Ireland, the raised bog and a blanket bog. Lough Boora is a raised bog.
When we arrived at the parklands the bus pulled over. When we got off the bus we got into pairs, Mrs Davis and Ann handed us out a clipboard each.
We walked up to reception. After that we all had a loo break before we started. A few minutes after we met our tour guides Lisa and Helen.
Lisa and Helen were very nice. After everybody got into pairs again we set off. First Lisa gave us a breif summary of Bord Na Móna. Then we talked about what was manmade and natural, one of the lakes we saw was manmade and the others were natural. Then we saw the different sculptures. Finally we got to the pyramid and we all climbed up on it and Ann took a photo.
Next Lisa and Helen told us about all the plants in Lough Boora. Gorse, lichens, sphagnum moss, heather, bog cotton and bull rushes all grow in Lough Boora. Lisa showed us some bog cotton it was very fluffy. Lisa told us about the grey partridge and the heron. Later Helen told us about the hares, the hares are resident in Lough Boora. The hare likes the willow in Boora.
We finally came to Fairy Avenue and we saw all the willow structures and the fairy doors. We stopped at the wishing rock, i wished that we got no homework and we didn't, my wish came true.
I think our boglands should be saved because the animals habitats are going to be ruined if the bog is gone!
Take a look at our pictures!
Written by a fourth class student.
Science - Birr Theatre
SVP food appeal
Shoe Box Appeal
3rd & 4th Class Tour
Lian Callaghan, a willow specialist, worked with the children making "sciathógs"(frame baskets) and dream catchers from willow.
CRAFTed is the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Primary School Visual Arts based educational programme. It encourages learning through creativity and innovation, placing professional craftspeople to work alongside teachers in primary schools.