Well done to all the children who took part in the Litter poster competition organised by the I.C.E. group. You all made such a huge effort and no doubt will continue to spread the message about how important it is to look after our environment. Thank you to the I.C.E group for getting the children involved and to Anna for presenting the prizes to the winners. Congratulations to you all!
*missing winner Danny Maloney
We are delighted to be hosting a Zeeko workshop about Internet Safety next week in our school. Zeeko provides Internet safety talks for parents, teachers and pupils. We hope to raise awareness of issues with the internet and we hope all in attendance will gain actionable insights so students can safely benefit from the Internet. Topics covered on the day will include Cyberbullying, Digital Footprint, excessive Screen time, Inappropriate content, Strangers online and Online gaming.
We would strongly encourage ALL parents to attend , if at all possible.
Just a few little snaps from our very successful Wacky walk. Well done to everyone who completed the 5 km circuit, some in fancy dress! Thank you to everybody who supported the event and our wonderful enthusiastic fundraising committee who organised it all.
I hope now that you have all had a taste of the beautiful Cross lake loop, you might be inspired to join the Parkrun which takes place every Saturday morning at 9.30am.
What a busy week we have all had! Well done to every pupil who participated to the best of their ability, throughout all of the various activities, organised for Active week 2018. A massive thank you to all the parents who got involved, be it helping out or participating. We really appreciate your support and the children loved watching you take part in the games also! Thank you also to our visiting coaches throughout the week! We look forward to working with you again next year! Here are a few snaps shots of the week!
We had great fun watching our little caterpillars transform into beautiful painted lady butterflies. Alas, it was time to say goodbye to Sky, Mary, Little flower, Missy and Frederick. We released them and waved goodbye, as we know they have such an important job to do now. Butterflies play a huge role in pollination, as do bees and wasps. So we need to look after them all, as best we can!
Our little friends will live for approximately 5 more weeks(max), laying their own little eggs elsewhere, for the cycle of life to start all over again.
It has been really interesting so far, observing the changes that have occurred in our caterpillars, in one week! They started off so tiny and look at them now. They have been feeding so well and alot of waste, called frass, is evident in the jars. They have shed their exoskeleton a few times also! Some of the caterpillars are making attempts to hang in their ‘j’ shape, which means that very soon they will have to be transferred to their butterfly habitat! Exciting! Before transferring, they will form a chrysalis and while in the butterfly habitat, the last stage of metamorphosis will occur over time , resulting in,fingers crossed, our beautiful painted lady butterfly’s emerging soon after! We will keep you posted!