Our school was successful in getting the top award of level four for our school garden in the Meath County Council Pride of Place Scheme yesterday when our assessor Niamh Bean Ui Loinsigh visited us to see our garden.
One of the parts of level four is that all of the school pupils are involved in the garden and all classes had been planting and making scarecrows and learning about birds and mini-beasts over the last few weeks and months. 5th class were the guides for the day, as they have been co-ordinating the garden activities during the year. Pupils from second class were also present to explain about bird watching and butterflies, while the fourth class pupils were on standby as they step into the role next year. We had also had an outside expert in the school, with the visit of Meath Dept. of Agriculture vet Eileen O’Neill, to speak to the pupils about minding hens last week.
The addition of the bottle greenhouse has meant that we are trying to grow tomatoes and cucumbers for the first time. She was also very impressed with our hens and said that it was great to see the pupils taking responsibility for them. We gave her six eggs as a present when she was leaving. The criteria for the level can be viewed at
Well done to everybody for all the work.