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School of the Week | Our Lady of Mercy Primary School County Sligo

February 16, 2022

Michael Geary

A huge congratulations to Ms Una Fitzpatrick’s 1st Class, from Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, County Sligo, the second Incredible Edibles School of the Week.

The project is well into Task Two: Identifying Irish. Here the children learn how to recognise Irish produce.

The class got the chance to visit a local fruit farm online and traced their lunch boxes back to the farms. They have already been busy planting purple onions and garlic inside and outside.

The planting has started as they also are happy to have seen their kale seedlings have taken off. They are in the process of looking to arrange a visit or a zoom call with a local farmer that supplies vegetables to their local farmers market .

Ms. Fitzpatrick's class have also traced back where their lovely daily school dinners come from. They have been busy enjoying their harvest and long-awaited purple sprouting broccoli.

The children loved the taste of their homegrown vegetables. We were very impressed since their school is in the middle of a town! They wanted to show you anything is possible when you put your mind to it!

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The children in the school sent in some examples of the work they did on the project and the results are amazing.

The children made the most of the recent mild weather to prepare the vegetable beds and tidy up the polytunnel before the grow packs arrive.

With Task Two well underway, and the children becoming much more familiar with where the food they eat comes from, they are all looking forward to the next stage.

Task Three starts in March, with the seed and grow packs arriving to all of the schools around the country. This is one of the most exciting parts of the programme.

To nominate you school for School of the Week, check out the entry form and submit your entry here.

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