26April2018

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The SodShow Meets Dan McGee and His 5th Class

Listen to this weeks episode of The SodShow with Peter Donegan and Brian Greene - every Friday at 3pm.

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Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Courses 2012

Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Courses 2012

There are a number of Green-Schools Teacher Training Summer Courses being held around Ireland this summer.

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Neat Streets & Green-Schools Awards

Neat Streets & Green-Schools Awards

On the 25th May students from 10 secondary schools across Leinster were presented with the Neat Streets anti-litter award by Fergus O’Dowd Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

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Minister launches Leave No Trace Schools Website

Minister Launches Leave No Trace Schools Website

A rainy Monday afternoon saw a group of children from St Kevin’s National School, Laragh, Co. Wicklow, help the Environment Minister Phil Hogan to launch the Leave No Trace schools online teaching resource.

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Innocent and GIY Sow & Grow Schools Campaign

This year at GIY we're doing a campaign with innocent to try and get kids growing in schools and at home, so they can understand where food comes from and enjoy the taste of home-grown food.

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Green-Schools Launches New Website!

Green-Schools, the hugely successful international environmental education programme administered in Ireland by An Taisce, launched a brand new website this week in Larkin Community College, who were awarded their first Green Flag last year; www.greenschoolsireland.org features a new design and layout, improved navigation, specialised information, and rich content, making the website more effective and user friendly.

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Blue Peter Gardener: New Online Course for Gardening For Kids

Chris Collins becomes the latest gardening expert to join MyGardenSchool bringing outstanding expertise in horticulture for children. Perhaps the most famous face in children’s gardening, Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, is working with MyGardenSchool to create a course on gardening for kids.

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The Nature of Play

When:  08 June 2011 - 08 June 2011
Where: Leeds,LS8 5HS
This one-day conference will focus on the importance of natural play areas in public space provision.

In the current economic environment, play services are highly vulnerable to cuts. It is therefore more critical than ever that play provision in parks and green spaces is protected and developed.

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MIRACLE-GRO KIDS GARDENING SET AWARDED

Miracle-Gro Kids 3in1 Gardening Set from Peachtree Playthings Recognized for

Peachtree Playthings® is proud to announce that one of the products in its newly-released line of Miracle-Gro® Kids gardening kits, the Miracle-Gro Kids 3in1 Gardening Set, earned The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. The National Parenting Center is recognized as a trusted source of expert parenting advice and product evaluation, selecting the most prestigious children’s products as winners of their Seal of Approval.

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Teenagers Doing it for Themselves by Dee Selwell

We all know of areas in our towns or villages where groups of teens like to mooch around don’t we? If they’re not into sports or youth organisations like the Scouts or similar what is there for them to do?

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The Green-Schools Woodland: An Update

The Green-Schools Woodland: An Update

In November 2011, An Taisce launched the Green-Schools Woodland at Ballinreeshig Nature Farm, Co. Cork in conjunction with Will and Away Outdoor Education Company on our ‘Give a Tree Roots’ day.

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Young Florist of the Year Winner announced!

Young Florist of the Year Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Joseph Massie who has been crowned RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Young School Gardener of the Year launch

RHS Show Cardiff is the venue this year for launching the new Young School Gardener of the Year Competition. The annual competition is aimed at RHS Campaign for School Gardening pupils from Key Stages 1-4, who can win a top prize of family tickets to RHS Tatton Park Flower Show as well as other prizes, through demonstrating exemplary gardening skills.

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GIY Sow and Grow Schools Campaign

Celebrity Chef Donal Skehan urges primary schools to take the innocent and GIY Sow & Grow pledge. GIY (Grow it Yourself) have joined forces with innocent to try and get kids growing in schools and at home, so they can understand where their food comes from and enjoy the benefits of home-grown food.  The campaign aims to create up to 15,000 budding new GIYers in 500 schools around Ireland in 2012.

Read more: GIY Sow and Grow Schools Campaign

Blue Peter Gardener: New Online Course for Gardening For Kids (2)

Chris Collins becomes the latest gardening expert to join MyGardenSchool bringing outstanding expertise in horticulture for children. Perhaps the most famous face in children’s gardening, Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, is working with MyGardenSchool to create a course on gardening for kids.

Read more: Blue Peter Gardener: New Online Course for Gardening For Kids (2)

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Calling All Young Environmentalists!

Registration is now open for Ireland’s environmental awards programme for young people, the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards.

Read more: Calling All Young Environmentalists!

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MIRACLE-GRO KIDS GARDENING SET AWARDED (2)

Miracle-Gro Kids 3in1 Gardening Set from Peachtree Playthings Recognized for

Peachtree Playthings® is proud to announce that one of the products in its newly-released line of Miracle-Gro® Kids gardening kits, the Miracle-Gro Kids 3in1 Gardening Set, earned The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. The National Parenting Center is recognized as a trusted source of expert parenting advice and product evaluation, selecting the most prestigious children’s products as winners of their Seal of Approval.

Read more: MIRACLE-GRO KIDS GARDENING SET AWARDED (2)

Play Alliance Urges Politicians ‘Put Play' on Your Agenda

Play is vitally important for the healthy development of all children and young people. Play is seriously on a child’s agenda and that of their parents. Play Alliance believes play needs to be on our current and prospective politicians’ agenda also.

Children’s opportunities for free play have become restricted in recent years by various factors including planning, traffic, parental safety concerns and the level of structured activities.

Play Alliance encourages voters to support this cause by encouraging their local politician to make quality play provision an important part of their campaign.

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