Two local schools from the city and the county partnered together to create a hotel for bugs on the Waterford Greenway. The twinning of the schools was coordinated by Junior Achievement Ireland with the volunteering support of staff from the Waterford City & County Council.
The collaborative workshop between the school and council staff, was designed to help the pupils learn about their local ecosystem and explore the natural world around them on the Waterford Greenway. The workshop also facilitated team work with the hope that the 4th class students might be encouraged to visit their ‘hotel’ on an ongoing basis to see how the bugs are settling into their new home. Fifty three 4th class students from St. Mary’s N.S. in Dungarvan and St. Saviour’s N.S. in Waterford City took part along with 11 Waterford Council staff from across many different departments.
Thanks also to John Hayes from Special Branch Carvings, who is well known for his specialised carved sculptures, who helped the students erect a wooden carved bug on the top of their hotel. Each student was awarded with a Certificate of Achievement to recognise their participation.