Hedgestown National School

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Planting 2016
Welcoming the new insects 2016

As Hedgestown is situated in the heart of a rural area, we encourage children to take an interest in their local environment. Our school is surrounded by hedgerows and fields which provide much basis for our Geography and Science lessons. We endeavour to awaken an awareness and appreciation in the children of their local environment. In the past pupils have taken part in projects such as local place names, mapping of local farms, trees in my locality, birds in my garden, the hedgerow and the restoration of the old workhouse graveyard. This has resulted in some interesting new historical facts being discovered, for example the rediscovery of an old Christian settlement of St. Canice close to the site for our new school.

The children in Hedgestown have worked really hard in spring 2016, creating a new school garden. We have a hotel to welcome "creepy crawlies", a vegetable patch and a new butterfly garden. Well done to all the parents who have helped us.