National Marine Week

As part of our work on our Global Citizenship: Marine Environment Flag, we recently celebrated National Marine Week in our school. Each class participated in different marine-themed lessons and activities. Over the course of the week, each class visited the Green Schools website and engaged with the activities that were uploaded there each day.

Junior Infants read the stories “The Smiley Shark” and “The Curious Clownfish.” They also sang the song “There’s a Hole at the Bottom of the Sea” and did some writing and art activities based on the theme “Under the Sea.”
Senior Infants learned all about sea creatures and used different materials to make their favourite ones while 1st class did some excellent projects on sea turtles.
2nd class made fabulous sea-themed mobiles.
3rd class participated in some of the “Draw-Along” art videos that were hosted on the Green Schools website each day while 4th class enjoyed a very informative Zoom talk on “Basking Sharks.”
5th class used the Green Schools resources as well as different websites to create some very interesting marine-themed projects.
6th Class took part in a fun quiz to test their knowledge on microbeads. They also learned about humpback whales and the challenges that threaten their existence. Finally they carried out a marine experiment where they explored something called osmosis.
A very enjoyable week was had by all!