6TH CLASS VISIT TO CURRAGHCHASE!

6th class learn about biodiversity in Curraghchase from Seán Hartigan

Curraghchase Field trip

As part of our “Green-schools” activity programme, our 6th class students had a wonderful lesson in Biodiversity Curraghchase recently with their class teacher Mr. Kelly, Mairead Harnett SNA, Seán Hartigan from LEAF project and Mrs. Hanley our greenschools coordinator.

We were divided into two groups to explore the forest. We investigated leaf types, fungi, lichens, water creatures, looked at bark of trees and identified tree types – evergreen, coniferous and deciduous. After lunch, we photographed “Audrey de vere house”, preserved for bat wildlife. We found a squoia tree – largest in the world. We also carved necklaces from hazel and elder trees as a memory of our trip. One grouped spotted Red squirrels and the other group found quite a long eel and a queen bumblebee hibernating.

OUR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mahoonagh N.S. is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the village of Castlemahon, situated 5 minutes from the busy town of Newcastle West.

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Castlemahon, Co. Limerick    

SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Mahoonagh NS participates in the following national school programmes.

National Behaviour Support Service

Active School

The Incredible Years

Cumann na mBunscol

Green School

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