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Artigarvan Primary School 31 Berryhill Road Artigarvan Strabane

Latest News - Eco

16th Nov 2021

Year 4 have been busy with Mrs Pollock's help planting daffodil and bluebell bulbs in planters for Spring.

They planted strawberry runners from the raised beds and collected wildflower seeds from existing plants.

12th Jun 2019
On Monday 10th June 2019 the eco committee and Mrs Pollock showed two Inspectors around the school and its' grounds. They had to "sell" the amazing work, to the inspectors, that the teachers and pupils do within the school involving the eco topics eg litter picking, composting, recycling , sustrans, Roots of Empathy and growing plants. The eco committee did a wonderful job explaining everything and we were awarded our third green flag with recommendations.
8th Nov 2018

P2/3 enjoyed a visit from Environmentalist Lynn Greer who talked to us about different forest animals and how they hibernate for the winter. Did you know that bats wrap themselves up in their wings to keep warm and hibernate in trees? Hedgehogs snuggle up in a ball in the autumn leaves to hibernate. Their hearts only beat twice a minute when in hibernation and they wake up in Spring. We enjoyed making our own leaf crowns. Have a look!

18th Jun 2018

Well done to all the children who participated in Sports Day.  As always, competitors were strong resulting in a few trophy ties!  We are extremely proud of everyone who took part and perservered to reach the finish line in the races.

14th Mar 2018

We had a visit today from Mr Jim McCool who performed his interactive Celtic Yarn-Spinning show. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

27th Feb 2018

Check out our latest half term disco photographs. Another successful P.T.A organised event. Thanks to everyone involved and to parents for your continued support.

2nd Feb 2018

Our next school disco is on Thursday 8th February. Check our poster, designed by Year 5 pupils, for more information!

Valentines Disco (6th Feb 2018) Download
1st Feb 2018

Today year 5/6 had a visit from Lynn Greer, an environmentalist who works with the Pushkin Trust. She talked to us about soil which she called “green gold”.

We learned how precious soil is because only 3% of the world has soil which we can use to grow things. She told us that there are about 12 different types of soil in Ireland.

We had a go at making soil. We added sand, clay, water, small fragments of rock, leaves, air and salt for the minerals. We learned about different vegetables and whether they grow above or below the ground. We also learned about animals which we have in Northern Ireland and whether they live above or below the ground.

9th Oct 2017

Our Year 2/3 class made these beautiful collages made out of recycled paper.

9th Oct 2017

What a wonderful display of sunflowers welcoming us back to school after our Summer holidays!