The weather is definitely changing and we love seeing all the new rich autumnal colours that nature brings to our habitat here on the grounds of Beaufort. Our TY Environment class have been working on the school habitat map over the last few weeks and we hope to reveal our finished work next week on the ‘Green’ notice board upstairs in the Mary Ward block . The photos attached to this post show the end results of the students drawing the maps and there was a lot of investigation involved in getting to this point. Thanks to Ms Campbell in the library for providing and sourcing books that have helped us with this work. We still have some plants, flowers and trees to identify and we would love your help. So when you’re passing and if you recognise a plant or tree that we have not identified please let any of our Green Captains know.
Our Green Committee will have their third meeting this Tuesday at lunch time (1.15pm in Ms Cagney’s room, Room 25). They will be presented with their Green Committee badges so everyone will know who they are! At the moment the Committee are very busy organising Green Week (9th October – 14th October). We will also be taking our first Green trip of the year next Thursday. The gardener and bee-keeper in St Enda’s park will be meeting us and talking to us about the importance of bees and biodiversity.
Ms Dunne, Ms Taylor and the TYs meet some interesting environmentalists at the Ploughing Championships this week also and we’re delighted that some have agreed to come to Beaufort to help us learn more about the environment. Ms O’Donoghue also sent us a photo of a bug hotel she had seen, which we thought was a great idea. 💡 Ms Campbell ordered a gorgeous book for us about bees for the library. Thanks for thinking of us! 😀
Well done to all our volunteers on the Green Committee, to our enthusiastic environmental students in TY, Ms Dunne, Ms Taylor and all the TYs for all their help this week. Remember everybody is welcome to join us or help out in any way they want.