We are delighted to be part of the LEAF (Learning about Forests) Programme again this year.
This programme is run by the Environmental Unit of An Taisce. Through interactive learning and field trips, the programme reconnects the next generation with their environment, educating them to be more conscious of protecting it and instilling in students a sense of ownership of the natural world that surrounds them. Our very own Curragh Chase Forest Park is used for the off site workshops and we are very lucky to have this resource on our doorstep. The LEAF Limerick project has been made possible with a grant from the JS Greene memorial Foundation.
Fifth and Sixth Class are completing this project and participated in the CurraghChase workshop on Tuesday 8th October. Experts Rachel and Seán from An Taisce took the groups around Curragh Chase where they identified trees,habitats and forest creatures. Pupils learned how to find the age of a tree and explored the pond. It was fantastically informative and certainly left the pupils with a greater respect for the forests and biodiversity. We look forward to continuing to work on this project throughout the year! This year we are going to focus on the theme of Climate Change and our environment.
See the Gallery for more photos of the day!