Sustainable Living – Bulbs for Bees

Posted on : September 27, 2021

In Transition Year our students get a chance to get involved in a Sustainable Living class. This Autumn the Sus Living class have three projects to keep them busy. Right now they are busy preparing colourful planters to be placed at the front entrance to the school. Others are getting stuck into digging out the soil in the raised beds of the school community garden to plant food crops for next year. Finally the school is delighted to get involved with the Gaisce Award #BulbsForBeeschallenge. This project is an all-Ireland challenge to plant pollinator-friendly bulbs. Early spring is the time that many pollinators emerge from hibernation and need to find food, and species like Grape Hyacinth and Crocus are rich sources of nectar. Later species like Allium provide nectar in the summer. The TY students planted 50 Grape Hyacinth (Muscari Armeniacum) bulbs in the flower bed at the front gate.  Hopefully the school grounds will be brimming with flowers – and bees – in the spring.

For more information on this project – and to get involved yourself – go to https://www.gaisce.ie/bulbsforbees/ and follow the project on Twitter @GaisceAward #BulbsForBees





Latest News

  • Fundraising Fancy Dress

    On Friday 22nd October, just as the school broke up for the mid-term break, virtually the whole school population got dressed up for Hallowe’en. The annual Fancy Dress for charity was a fun-filled way to wind up the half-term. Students …

    Read More »

  • SGS Textile Recycling Drive

    The Sligo Grammar School TY  Green Schools Committee have been busy this term. They organised a series of “climate aware”  events for Climate Action Week from 11th to 15th October, airing a documentary titled “The True Cost” which highlighted the …

    Read More »

  • SGS Rowing Club

    SGS Rowing Club has been building momentum in recent years under the guidance of coach Ronan Ivers and has enjoyed a huge boost in numbers this year on the back of the success of the Irish rowing crews at the …

    Read More »

  • Mask On/Mask Off

    Finally, this October, the finished “Mask On/Mask Off” whole-school art/photography project was installed on the main stairwell of the school. The ten 4ft x 4ft panels display photos of virtually all the school population taken in May 2021 during Creative …

    Read More »

  • Climate Action Week

    SGS TY Green Schools group embraced climate Action Week from 11th to 15th Oct by holding a number of “Climate Aware” events. On Monday the documentary “The True Cost” was aired to 1st. 2nd and 3rd years. This documentary highlighted …

    Read More »


  • View all Latest News »

Want to find out more about us?

Have a look at our online prospectus