Stradbally pupils aim for five flags

Pupils of St Colman's NS in Stradbally getting lessons on the environment.
St Colman’s are celebrating this week as they are well on their way to getting their 5th Green Flag on Biodiversity.

St Colman’s are celebrating this week as they are well on their way to getting their 5th Green Flag on Biodiversity.

The Stradbally school held one of their Action Day’s on Monday, February 9 with a visit from wildlife expert Dale Treadwell.

Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Second and Fifth classes worked hard in the garden, preparing a new butterfly garden. they planted shrubs and wild flowers that will hopefully entice more birds, butterflies and bees into our school environment.

Dale also visited the classes and gave interesting workshops on birds that visit our garden. All classes worked hard and enjoyed the Day.

There are four stages to obtaining the Biodiversity Green Flag - students must first examine the level of awareness surrounding biodiversity and map the school’s grounds.

Next, the school must devise an action plan and thinking up ways that may encourage biodiversity around the school and preserve it.

Thirdly, the students must measure their success and finally they must maintain their success in enhancing biodiversity and continually develop an awareness of the importance of biodiversity around the school and their community.