The children in Jessica's Junior Infants have had an extremely important job of taking care of caterpillars.. which then went into their chrysalis or pupa and... then... into... beautiful butterflies!
Once they transformed into butterflies, we kept them safe in a butterfly garden and fed them some fruit that they really liked.
After a couple of days, it was time to release them so we all went outside to the back of the school and set them free! They were a little shy at leave the net at first but the children were all very gentle and helped get them out and onto a flower or grass before the flew away.
Well done on protecting these beautiful insects, they really were very well looked after!