We’re delighted to be celebrating the arrival of our Biodiversity Flag in Scoil San Isadóir, Boherlahan. Two years of work went into this flag, and pictured below are the members of the committee over the last two years. 

Front row l-r: Paddy, Lucy, Dean, Éadaoin, Caoimhe, Éanna, Aislinn, Danny & Emma

Middle row l-r: Nicole, Chloe, Odhran, Avril, Niall and Albert

Back row l-r: Ms. Tina O’Brien, Ms. Irene Dwan Project Co-ordinator, Conor, Ben, Neasa, Abbie, Róisín & Sinéad Doyle

Missing from the photo are Mya Hickey, Éabha Ryan, Rachel O’Dwyer, Kelly-Anne O’Kane, Geraldine O’Flaherty and Stevie Coppinger.

A huge thank you to the committee of both years. The slogan we chose for 2018/2019 was “Life is Nature and Nature is Life”. The slogan for year 2, 2019/2020, was “Biodiversity is key for Nature, You and Me”. 

Over the two years the school created a garden with wild flowers, and planted a variety of vegetables and trees. We created a bug hotel, put up bird feeders all over the school, and created a booklet on the results of our bird observation. 

We had a specific project done on bees, which involved a class visit by Elaine O’Dwyer, parent, and on a previous occasion a visit from a bee keeper. Strangely during this very time two bee hives had to be removed from a tree trunk opposite the school.

A special thank you to Paddy Cullen from the village who helped us greatly when we had to relocate our school garden due to the development of the all-weather pitch.

This is our 5th Green Flag. 

Our 1st was for recycling (slogan – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

The 2nd was for saving energy (slogan – Switch and Save). 

The 3rd was for reducing our water usage (slogan – Stop the Drop). 

Our 4th was for travel (slogan – It’s Cool to Carpool or Walk to School). 

Congratulations and a big thank you to all involved. 

Please God our younger generation will carry all they have learned from doing this project into their homes and lives going forward.