Happy World Bee Day 🐝🐝🐝

Did you know that this Sunday, 20th May, is World Bee Day? Sadly Irish Bumblebee populations recorded in 2017 are the lowest they’ve been since monitoring began in 2012.Β Β In December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. Of course, our Green Committee accepted this invitation and spent the morning planting wildflowers with Ms Cagney and Ms Bowe in our new ‘Walled Garden’. Ms Bowe’s art classes have been working on this project since Christmas. Every member of our school community have been invited to paint stones and Ms Bowe’s TY art class have designed and created a beautiful visual and peaceful space where students, staff and all our school community can reflect on nature, equality, diversity and inclusion. What a fabulous message and what a wonderful way to express it. We were delighted to be invited to plant some bee friendly flowers and plants that will flower in the coming weeks.Β Β Yes, bees are declining, but the good news is we know exactly what we need to do to help bees, and reverse the trend. If you would like to read more about the national plan for bees you can visit this website :http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/press-release-as-world-bee-day-may-20th-approaches-new-research-shows-irish-bumblebee-populations-are-still-in-decline/

In the meantime Happy World Bee Day from your Green Committee 🐝🐝🐝