Agricultural Science Field Work

Posted on : November 26, 2020

As part of the Agricultural Science programme for Leaving Cert., our Ag. students and teachers went on “walkabout” around the grounds of SGS. This year the theme they are to investigate and research is “Improving Sustainability in Irish Agriculture”. They would normally visit a local farm and study different aspects of life on the land, but due to Covid-19 they are unable to carry out farm trips or attend the National Ploughing Championships. However, not to be outdone by the pandemic, our students and their teachers are making the most of the school grounds and science labs to conduct their research.  Sligo Grammar School is lucky to have large and varied grounds, so, without leaving the property the class can successfully carry out their research. This includes comparing reseeded and permanent pastures, taking and testing soil samples, collecting and studying earthworms and using the labs to carry out experiments on aspects of the natural and farming environment. Many of the students from farming backgrounds will also carry out studies on their home farms, bringing data back to the school for further work. Well done to our Ag. Science teachers for coming up with creative ways to continue as normal despite Covid-19 restrictions!

 





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