Springtime Growth

Mr Smyth’s Class have begun planting some Water Cress this week as part of the Big Grow Programme.

It’s the beginning of Spring, February 1st Imbolc- Celtic Spring, (although Meteorologists would have Spring as starting March 1st and Astronomers on March 20th- depends on your perspective!) and it’s a time of growth! Days are getting longer and brighter and the world is springing back into life after the Winter.

Check out the pictures of the class planting Watercress. Check back later for updates on the growth. Next week we plan to plant Peas and the next week, Spinach.

Friday 15th February:

Monday 18th February:

Today we started to see the first shoots from our Water Cress seeds. Thanks to our Star Growers who have helped water the plants so far- Oliwier, Petra and Zofia.

We also planted our Peas. Keep an eye on the website to see how they grow!

Here are the peas Sally planted

Workshop in Phibsborough Library with author Patricia Forde

On Tuesday, 2nd/3rd class took part in a workshop in Phibsborough library with the fantastic author Patricia Forde. We had lots of fun reading her book ‘Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth’. She entertained us no end with her funny tales about growing up in Galway. She read extracts from the book and she was blown away by all the fantastic questions the boys and girls had for her. We gave this book a resounding thumbs up!