On Monday the Sixth Year Geography students travelled to Kippure, Co. Wicklow to carry out experiments in the river Liffey for their Leaving Certificate Geography Project. Despite some showers in the morning the weather held out for the rest of the day. Some of the experiments carried out were: 'Calculating the Velocity of the river', 'Calculating the Slope of the River' and 'Analysing the Bedload'. The project will be worth points for their final Leaving Certificate Geography exam.
On Wednesday 28 August our hard working committee members went on a trip on the Barrow. They are currently working on the Water Theme and were very pleased to find that once they travelled out of town, there was almost no litter.
On Friday 5 April, students and staff from Presentation College got involved in the National Spring Clean initiative. A group of Transition Year students began the day well and enjoyed the nice weather while doing some litter picking. After school, an enthusiastic group of staff and teachers tackled the litter on the perimeter of the school along the N80...
National Spring Clean
Ms. Owens and Ms. Brennan organised Eco Unesco Workshops for their classes last week. Laura-Kate Howell treated the students to hands on Biodiversity Workshops. There was great excitement as students enjoyed Magenta style learning as they collaborated, shared and participated. The highlight was the actual making of their seed balls, which they then were able to bring home. Thanks to Carlow County Council for sponsoring these very educational and enjoyable workshops. The students are looking forward to finding out what grows from their seed balls in the spring and summer.
Presentation College was selected by Carlow County Council for some very exciting workshops to be given by Eco-Unesco. Last week students enjoyed a very interesting and thought provoking workshop on “Food Waste and Water Security”. This links very well with “Water” which is the current theme we are working on as part of our Green School Programme.
Last week Green School members and some new eager Gardeners began to weed the flowerbeds and plant more bulbs in anticipation of spring. The courtyard will soon be blooming with colour.
Congratulations to the team of staff and students who worked tirelessly on many projects to ensure that Presentation College achieved Green School status. At a ceremony in Kilkenny recently, Ms. Barrett and three students collected the flag. Following a p ...
We, along with many other schools, have received news from Green Schools that we have been successful in the process of receiving the Green Flag and that we will be receiving the flag in May at an award ceremony held in Kilkenny.
The committee memb ...