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Sunday 24 March 2019

McEgan pupils 'let it bee'

Transition year pupils Tadhg Sheehan, Patrick Kavanagh and Hugh Murray at the recent biodiversity project at McEgan College
Transition year pupils Tadhg Sheehan, Patrick Kavanagh and Hugh Murray at the recent biodiversity project at McEgan College

McEgan College was delighted to receive a grant from Cork County Council to help create an awareness of the importance of biodiversity in the community. Since September students have done a lot of work to help create an environment that will be attractive and will also help support wildlife, including many beneficial pollinators.

Students have saved seeds from Honesty and Poppies which they will plant when the weather is a little bit kinder. They have taken cuttings of shrubs and learned how to divide perennials.

Spring flowering bulbs were planted in the autumn and are now adding a welcome splash of colour, but even more important are providing a source of food for many beneficial insects. Students have also been delighted with the support and encouragement they have received from both parents and the wider community.

People have been extremely generous sharing their plants, seeds and knowledge. The students now hope they will soon be able to share some of their plants with other community groups.

Corkman

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