Our Saltwater Aquarium
Our class are taking part in a geography project in connection with Galway Aquarium and the Marine Institute. We have been given a salt water aquarium with 7 native species for four weeks. Joanne from Galway Aquarium delivered and set up the aquarium in the classroom where it is kept and looked after by our whole class. The species are a Goby, Starfish, Butterfish, Flatfish, Prawn, Hermit Crab and an Anemone. During this time we have looked after, researched, observed and recorded the species daily, as well as feeding them fish-food 3 times a week. We have presented the aquarium and findings to other classes in the school. On completion of the project we will be awarded an Explorers Certificate of Participation. We are really enjoying this project and developing an important appreciation of native marine life and our local natural environment.
Our Project on the Irish Flag
As part of our 1916 Centenary celebrations we did a project on the Irish Flag.
We learned what each colour of the tricolour stands for.
Green represents the Gaelic tradition of Ireland or the Roman Catholics.
White symbolizes the aspiration for peace between the Roman Catholic majority and the Protestant minority.
Orange represents the followers of William of Orange in Ireland or the Protestants.
We discovered many other facts about the Irish Flag and found out how we should take care of our flag.