Here at Ballina Primary School we have been working really hard preparing to present our projects for Clean Air Week.
We travelled around all the classes from Juniors to 6th letting them know about:
1. How our air gets polluted
2. What polluted air does to us and
3. What we can do to prevent air pollution.
Then we focused on Storms and how moving air ie Wind can do so much damage.
We set up an experiment using an AIR VORTEX CANNON or an AIRZOOKA to show how during severe storms; which are much more frequent due to climate change, gusts of wind can cause so much damage.
The children in all the classes really enjoyed learning all about air pollution and trying out our experiment.
Well done to all the children on their very hard work.
Here at Ballina PS the 6th Class have been undertaking the Cycle Right programme in 6th Class to encourage more children to cycle to school.
When we did a survey of how children travel to school in September and October we discovered that cycling was the least popular way to travel to school. There are many reasons for this but the main one was Safety!
Hopefully the CYCLE RIGHT PROGRAMME will give us the confidence for more children to cycle to school.
Here at Ballina Primary School we have been taking part in Climate Action Week.
Each class took on a project.
The Juniors to Rang 2 watched the hilarious new animation of ‘We Want Our Park Back’, produced for ClimateActionWeek.
They also took part in an art competition for Climate Action Week.
Here are some of the Junior's entries to our Art Competition
3rd to 6th Class learned all about Climate Change and Global Warming , the causes, the effects and what we can do to help.
4th and 5th class came up with some PLEDGES where they are going to try to do something to help fight against GLOBAL WARMING and CLIMATE CHANGE.
Here are some of their pledges:
Rang 4 did a project on Climate change where they researched and answered the many questions we have about CLIMATE CHANGE and presented them.
Here are some of the questions that they answered:
Well done to all those who took part in our WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK.
The Children collected the results on how Ballina PS travelled to school. We managed to change our results from Car being the most popular way to travel to school to WALKING!!!!! So it has been a fantastic success for all. KEEP THOSE FEET WALKING !!!
Welcome back everybody to a brand new year of green schools.