Third-class students from Cork explored the Waterford coastline this week.
The 32 students visited Tramore from Bunscoil na Toirbhirte in Mitchelstown, and the workshop was hosted by Green Schools.
The class, which is one of 80 from 38 primary schools nationwide, won the field trip to Tramore after taking part in the SeaKeepers Project.
The project is an initiative of the Green-Schools Marine Environment theme, which provides primary school teachers with resources and lesson plans focusing on the ecology of six native Irish marine species.
The aim is to increase young people’s knowledge of Ireland’s marine biodiversity and to foster a deeper appreciation for our coastal habitats and sea life.
“We’re delighted to provide an opportunity for these students to get out of the classroom and experience the coastline first-hand. We hope that the SeaKeepers Project and the Green Schools Programme will encourage children to enjoy the wonders of our shores with their friends and families this summer and into their future,” Cathy Baxter, Green-Schools National Manager. said.
Green Schools Workshop in Tramore
The workshop focused on celebrating our oceans and coast where the students took part in a range of activities and games, including seaweed tasting, a marine litter relay race, and a sand art competition.
The school has been working on the Green-Schools programme since 2007 and is currently working towards its eighth Green Flag.
They are learning about the impacts of marine litter on ocean and coastal environments, raising awareness, and looking at ways to reduce their use of single-use plastics.
About Green Schools
Green Schools promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment. It is operating in 74 countries around the world including almost all EU member states, Africa, South America, North America, Canada, Oceania, and Asia.
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