Friday, 21 December 2012


Our school participated to Telethon, a French fund-raising event. Our pupils walked around the stadium to earn some money. They've been very motivated. Of course CAFFIE was there !

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Knockskeagh NS - Water (5th and 6th class)

Knockskeagh NS - Water Sports (5th and 6th Class)

Knockskeagh NS - Water Sports (5th and 6th class)

Knockskeagh NS - Water (5th and 6th class)

Knockskeagh NS - Water (5th and 6th class)

Knockskeagh NS- Water Safety (5th and 6th class)

Knockskeagh NS - Water (5th and 6th class)

Knockskeagh NS - Uses of Water (5th and 6th Class)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Importance of Excercise - Knockskeagh NS

We recently held our annual Active week where all the children in our school took part in a number of different sports including the following named below.
  1. Soccer
  2. Dodgeball
  3. Gymnastics
  4. Skipping
  5. Ball Handling Games
  6. Throwing.
  7. Badminton
  8. Hockey
The children in each class also did daily exercises and we talked about the importance of exercise in all our lives.

Every class in the school has at least 1 hour PE per week including diverse activities like Dancing/Swimming/Spikeball/Gaelic Games to name but a few.

The children are also active in school as there are lunchtime leagues for them to play in every day.

The school participates in the following team sports throughout the school year.
  1. Soccer
  2. Spikeball(Volleyball)
  3. Hurling
  4. Gaelic Football
  5. Orienteering
  6. Athletics
  7. Rugby
  8. Hockey

All the children in our school participate with outside clubs and spend on average at least 2 hours involved with sports clubs per week outside school.

Please watch a short video of all the activities we did for our Active Week 2012!!!!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Halloween 2012 Knockskeagh NS - Recycled Costumes!!!

Please see all our wonderful Halloween costumes all made from Recycled items!!!

Knockskeagh NS Water Filtering Experiments and Creating Underwater Worlds!!!

Our 3rd and 4th classes recently did experiments in Science on how to filter water.
They also created Wonderful Underwater worlds in Visual Arts Class!!
Please enjoy our video

Knockskeagh NS Christmas Candles!!!!

 Our 5th and 6th Classes recently created their own Christmas Candles!!!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Our vegetable garden

This is our vegetable garden. There are photos from last June, when all our vegetables had grown and plants were big. There are also photos from the begining of October, when all plants starded to grow.
As you can see, we have many tipes of vegetables and aromatic plants. We have aubergines, letuce, tomatoes, green and red peppers, beans, garlics, camomile tea, rosemary, thyme and Bach flowers.
I hope you like our garden!!

Changing landscapes at High Lawn School

A changing landscape on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Our garden

Doing experiments.

In 6th grade of Primary school we've been doing experiments. We have mixed some ingredients and other substances with water: sugar, pepper, ink, oil, mud, etc. and we have realized how easy is to dirty water in our houses and also in big industries.
We need to know that water is a valuable good and we have to take care of it, not wasting it or dirting it!!
Doing these experiments children have realized that there are substances that can be dissolved and seems not to contaminate water, other that color the water and others that keep floating such as oil. All of them have learned that they can't throw liquids or substances in water.

The use of water

Here are our two pages of the uses of water. I hope you like it.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Learning about saving food and water

We have been leanrning about how much food there is in water production. Water is essential for food to grow and to give to the animals that give us food. It has really made us think about the amount of food that is thrown away each day and therefore the amount of water that is wasted. The children in year 6 made some animations to help spread the message. We hope you enjoy reading them. Julia S by Julias Save water! by High Lawn 6D

Monday, 15 October 2012

Saturday, 13 October 2012


This focus of our 'Harvest Assembly' was about water and how important it is in food production.  This is the video we watched in the assembly.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

Clean up day

On 28th September, we cleaned our school's surroundings.

We collected 47 kilos of rubbish.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

CAFFIE is travelling from Austria to France

Dear friends We know that you are looking forward Caffie's news. He's very fine. After a nice stay to Austria, Oust-Marest's pupils came to meet him. They met their penfriends too of course, and had very good time together. They loved Austria ! Here French and Austrian pupils are together with Caffie : Here Caffie is dancing Walz with French pupils in order to thank Austrian for their warm welcome : But time flies when you're having fun... Here Caffie is already in the train It's a long way from Salzburg to München... so he played cards and listened to some stories before falling asleep Here Caffie is in the train from München Ost to the airport : Here he's waiting for his flight : And finally Caffie is in the plane ! Caffie is now ready for a new trip !

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Our vegetable garden

We would like to share with you our vegetable garden. Spring time, harvest time.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Earth flashcards

I would like to share with you these nice flashcards. I hope you like them.

Friday, 20 April 2012

1st and 2nd class Comenius project groups!!

We have five groups in our class.
We have named the groups after our Comenius Partners-Spain, Finland, France, Austria, and England.
We had a Country of the Week project.
We learned about one of our partner countries and looked at the Comenius website and other interesting sites.
Every week we had a party with food from the country we were learning about.
It was fun.

Art from Reused and recycled materials

Here are some pictures we made from Fabric and Fibre

Old clothes and sacks were cut up to provide the materials

Buttons, ribbons, trims and lace were collected also.

The stones were simply collected and painted!

The tiles were acquired from a tile shop which was closing down! We painted the tiles.

Recycling activities

Halloween Art from reused and recycled materials!

As part our Visual Arts Curriculum we decided to design and make Halloween Costumes

We reused and changed the appearance of old clothes to make costumes.

We created new costumes from recycled materials.

We used ordinary clothes with face paint to create scary characters.

All the ideas were unique and different.

We had prizes for the best efforts.

We hope you like our ideas!

Planting in Ireland and Spain!

French Party!!!!!

French Party

We had a French Party.

We dressed in French hats called “berets”.

We learned a French song called Frere Jacques.

We ate croissants hot chocolate, Cuisine de France baguettes, Nutella!

We looked at famous places in France on the internet.

We had fun

Spanish Party!!!!

Spanish Party

We had a Spanish Party

We had Spanish Omelettes and special Spanish ham and Tapas.

We drank Spanish juice.

It was delicious.

Weather Data from Ireland

Recycling in our town

Recycling in our School

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Energy at High Lawn School

Click on the pictures

Recycling in Bolton

Click onto the e picture to read an e - book all about recycling.

Recycling In Bolton

Recycling in Jokivarsi, Jämsä

Recycled animals

Children in our school have created animals with recycled material. These beautiful animals are in competition now, because one of it will be the pet of our green school. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012

Ready for a day without electricity !

Yesterday we've checked the amount of electricity we were using at school.

Then we've used a special equipment to check the electricity consumption of every appliance we have.

Today we will avoid using them !

Saving energy decalogue

Here I post a decalogue about energy that's been created in our school. I hope you like it.

Knockskeagh NS Website

See all information and photos from Knockskeagh NS, Ireland!!!

Electric Car visits Knockskeagh NS and 1st to 4th class make Art from Apples!

Watch an electric car at Knockskeagh NS!!!
Also see the childrens wonderful art from Apples!!

Active Flag Week

St Patricks Day Parade!! - Knockskeagh NS

Our Green School - Knockskeagh NS

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

22nd April, Earth Day

Hello everyone!

On the 22nd April is the Earth Day. Here you have two activities to work with your children. I hope you like it!!

Regards from Catalonia!

Ws earthday
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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Weather and precipitation in Salzburg

Recycling in our school and our hometown

Green Day at High Lawn Primary, England

We had a 'Green Day' at our school, to make children, staff and parents more aware of how to save energy, different ways of recycling and to raise money to purchase energy-saving resources.

Throughout the school, the children took part in many activities, including:

  • Learning through the environment

  • Making instruments out of recyclable materials

  • Creating eco-friendly posters

In addition, we tried to save energy throughout the day by limiting our use of electricity, for example the teachers did not use their laptops or interactive whiteboards, and the children were encouraged to only use lights when necessary. Also, we had a "Green Lunch," where the children were asked to bring their lunch in packaging which could be recycled and leftovers were disposed of in the correct bins.

All the children, staff and parents enjoyed this day and it raised a lot of awareness about our environment. We are going to have 'Green Days' more often!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Recycling labels

Hello Comenius partners,

This is a present for you. They are some labels about recycling. I think they are cute and your children will like them a lot.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Letters from Catalonia to Finland

Our pupils had also written you. We hope you receive the letter very soon.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Plenty of snow !

It's unusual here, our pupils are very happy !

Friday, 13 January 2012

We are working about recycling

The oldest pupils of the school made this poster about recycling this last term. As you know, we are working this topic and they learned some new things.

Letters from Finland

This term we received some letters from Finland. All the pupils were very happy and now they are preparing theirs.
Teachers think that send letters among different countries is a great experience for children. They learn interesting things from these countries, meet new friends and put in practise English, the language that they are learning.  

Thank you Finland!