Category Archives: Green Schools

School Report in Clonown Newsletter, March 2021

We came back to school on Monday. It is great to see my friends again. We checked the hedgehog bunker and guess what? She was awake after hibernation! We learned about her in the classroom. We learn the mandolin every Tuesday – chords, songs and tunes. We were excited to see Jean for PE again. […]

A great first week back.

The children in the Junior Room were introduced to Hailey the Hedgehog by Mr O’Leochain. They learned lots of interesting facts about her and released Hailey onto our school grounds. Last November the children made a Hedgehog Bunker  as part of science week. Mr O’Leochain also showed us a fancy pigeon this week. We gave […]

Science Week – Junior Room

A volunteer from Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit found a little hedgehog stranded under a cattlegrid near Glasson in September. He was underweight, hungry, cold and wet. During Science week, Ruairi released the now healthy hedgehog on the grounds of Clonown N.S. He said he couldn’t think of a better place for the hedgehog to […]

Canal Awareness Event

Pupils in the Senior Room attended this Canal Awareness Event remotely as part of our Green School Project. The speakers were Bail Mannion (Local Authority Water Programme), Gearoid O’Brien (Local Author & Historian), Billy Flynn (Flynn Furney Environmental) and Brian Caffrey (Birdwatch Ireland). Thanks to Shay Hamilton, Chairman of Athlone Canal Heritage Committee, for inviting […]

Science Week

We had a busy time for Science Week. Our theme was Marine Environments and we carried out many experiments and activities based around this. (This topic is in line with our Green School Project.) We focused mainly on water pollution. The Senior Pupils also held workshops for the Junior pupils which the children really enjoyed. […]