“Bird Box Clubbing” in St.Teresa’s Primary School, Tullyherron

April 15, 2013

This term pupils and parents from St.Teresa’s Primary School, Tullyherron have been very busy constructing Bird Boxes for the School Grounds in preparation for their Eco-Bronze Award this year.

Not only has this been a wonderful and very beneficial opportunity for the children, it has also enabled the pupils and their parents to help with the natural environment and add further to the Eco- Friendly Ethos of the school which is set in beautiful rural surroundings in the heart of Co. Armagh.

The club was facilitated by Mr Michael McElroy each Tuesday evening for 6 weeks, with pupils and their parents from Primary 1 to Primary 7 participating in the club which began with a “flat pack” of resources, progressing each week to constructing the Bird Boxes, designing engravings, painting the boxes and adding the finer details of edgings and deciding on the location of each Bird Box.

The school Principal, Mrs Sinead McCourt, said she was delighted to be able to offer this extra-curricular activity to all the pupils and parents went on to say “The Bird Box Club” was not only extremely popular and enjoyable for our pupils and parents but was also very beneficial in further promoting our school’s Eco-Friendly Ethos and assisting in the environment with today’s climate changes and demands on nature.”

The Principal concluded by stating “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr McElroy for facilitating this programme and for all the parents for their continued enthusiasm and support with this programme and many of our other activities this year. We are now looking forward to welcoming our new inhabitants to St. Teresa’s Primary School Community.”

This club was funded by the SELB Extended School’s Programme.