We were delighted to host a visit this week from Niamh Bean Uí Loinsigh from the Meath Co Council Pride of Place Scheme. Niamh was greeted by our Garden Club who were eager to show her the work we had done in our school garden this year.
Wildflowers featured highly in our presentation. Our club had followed the misfortunes of our bee population as presented on the wonderful website pollinators.ie. And had also encountered bees and other happy bugs in our garden. This interest in encouraging insects led us to giving nature a chance to bloom around our garden. Sixth class planted wild flower seeds and the gardening club took a particular interest in finding buttercups, poppies, ox eye daisies, hawksbeard, scarlet pimpernel and other floral treasures all around our school.
We also hosted our former principal and ornithology expert Seán Ó Conghaile visited third and fourth classes to share his expertise and we are looking forward to another visit from Mornington Playgroup to take them down our garden path.
Meanwhile, back in the garden, every class has grown something. There's potatoes, onions, cabbage, brussel sprouts and a variety of berries. All watched over by Freddie the Scarecrow and, our newest addition, glorious seashell windchimes.
Niamh was impressed. She presented our Garden Club with the top award-Level 5!-for all our green fingered and eco friendly efforts.
Congrats to our super supportive parents, to Brian Mullen our caretaker, to the eager teachers on our Garden Committee. And a special word of thanks to our super Garden Committee!