Archive for Green School

Archaeology Talk in the Banbh Market

A group of girls went down to the Banbh Market in Castle Street to meet Denis from the Irish Archaeology Filed School. He had a group of students from Indiana State University with him. The girls spent a very interesting and informative time with them and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Thabks to Rebekah Keaveny for organising […]

Green Flag Raising

We were delighted to raise our 4th Green Flag on the theme of Travel   Huge thanks to the Green Schools’ Committee, Mrs Margaret Fitzgerald who did a brilliant job of coordinating the committee, Mieke Scholte from An Taisce who helped us greatly and Ger Roberts, our caretaker who is always there when we need […]

Green Schools’ Quiz!

Many thanks to Mieke for coming along on our sponsored walk today to mark all the work we have been doing towards achieving our 4th green flag! We had great fun in the afternoon participating in Mieke’s green schools’  quiz! Well done to all the girls for taking part so sportingly!    

Park and Stride Launch

Some of the Green School’s Committee attended the launch of Birr Active Travel Park and Stride initiative.

Birr Active Travel Launch

On Wednesday 18th May some of our Green School Committee attended the launch of the Birr Active Travel plan. The girls enjoyed themselves.         

Discover Science and Maths Awards

Mrs. Fitzgerald has worked very hard to get together our entry for the Discover Science and Maths Awards. All classes and teachers took part in experiments and trips to help us get the application together. Well done to all and we look forward to receiving the award.   Below are some photos from the Log […]

Welcome to NCT – No Car Tuesdays!

What a wonderful morning we had at the launch of our walk to school initiative – NCT – No Car Tuesdays! It was a fabulous event and we had a great turnout. Thanks to Mieke  Scholte of An Taisce for helping co-ordinate it. Huge praise and thanks has to go to Mrs Fitzgerald and the […]

Green Flag Ceremony

We were delighted to attend the Green Flag Awards Ceremony in Athlone where we received our 3rd Green Flag on the theme of Water.  

Water Day in Mercy Primary


Trip to the Reservoir

On Wednesday, March 4th,  6th class and the Green School’s Committee visited the water reservoir in Birr where we met with Charlie Brophy, who manages the reservoir in Birr. Brendan the Health and Safety officer was there also. The reservoir is located in Hillside in Birr. When we arrived we saw eight working water filters, the first […]

Mercy Primary School, Birr, Co. Offaly