Today our joint initiative with our neighbour-school, Scoil Níamh, went ahead despite the weather being less than cooperative! In the end, teacher Deirdre and gardening expert Michael had to make the decision to stop the work as the weather just got too dreary, but not before Children from Senior Infants, First Class and Third Class braved the elements and planted crocus, daffodil and snowdrop bulbs around the surrounds of our school.
A special mention must go to our wonderful parent volunteers - Swapna, Joanne and Rónán - who must have gone home with tired muscles after Michael put them to work! Every child planted at least one bulb and we know they will feel very proud in the Spring when they begin to see the fruits of their work pop their heads through the soil!
Huge thanks must also go to all of the parents and families who donated bulbs, tools and compost to our drive. We were astounded by the response to our appeal and we can't wait for you to see the flurry of colour in Spring that will have been brought about by your generosity!
Next week Michael will visit again and give an opportunity to the remaining children in our school (and Scoil Níamh) to plant up the remaining beds. We look forward to seeing him!