Swift Competition winners!
Lynda Huxley of Swift Conservation Mayo was very impressed with the number and quality of entries in our competition to name our swifts. We had 107 entries in total, with a great variety of names suggested. Lynda chose the following winners:
ADAM and EVE submitted by FIACH CAMPBELL of 6th Class
Lynda chose this as the overall winner because the two swifts nesting at the school are the founders and first swifts of our new colony here in Newport National School.
STARLIGHT and MOONDUST submitted by MACKENZIE McINTYRE of 4th Class
Lynda loved these names, because swifts fly for 24 hours a day when they are not at a nest site to breed. At night they will be flying at 3,000 metres, amongst the moondust and starlight!
ALBERT and GRAINNE submitted by AARON MORAN of Junior Infants
Lynda chose these names because of the Newport connections with Prince Albert and Grainne Uaile.
Well done to all the winners!
According to Lynda's observations, we now have at least FOUR SWIFTS nesting at the school. Their eggs are incubating, and with any luck the chicks will hatch just before the end of the school year!