Due to a wet and windy September, it was only last week that the TYs got out to tidy up the courtyard and do some Autumn planting as part of their Science classes. Needless to say, the school closure for the summer months means a lack of TLC for the plants there but after a brief lesson on what needed to be done, the girls fell in with gusto and the area looked much better after just a double class so well done girls!!! Containers where examined and any marigolds etc. that could be salvaged were planted into the ground first off . After this cyclamen and winter pansies were added to the containers over the already planted spring bulbs. Then the 2 ground sections were planted with heathers, pansies and wallflowers which will keep a bit of colour over the winter months until the many bulbs planted by TY classes over the years will flower in Spring.These sections would remind one of the "stony grey soil of Monaghan" but the addition of fresh compost did wonders to the amazement of a student who commented " it looks so professional!!!" The bug hotels prepared by last year's TY students were also given a bit of a tidy-up and will continue to encourage bio-diversity in the courtyard.