Irish dancing

On Friday 10th of June we had Irish Dance show for family members. For many pupils this was their first time showing  what they have been learning and practicing – and for most of them it was also the day they received their first ever Irish dance medal.

We are very thankful to Ruth Hussey, who comes in every Friday to teach Irish dancing to all willing to learn.

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5th and 6th class tour to Aughrim

On Tuesday Mr. Philips’ classroom went on tour to Aughrim. They visited the Battle of Aughrim Visitor Centre and learned about battle between William of Orange, James II and Louis XIV, where 35,000 soldiers took to the battlefield and helped shape European history. Everyone also enjoyed trying on historical costumes and equipment.

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Planting flowers

Thank you to our Parents Association for organizing flower planting with Rosarie!

All the pupils not only enjoyed taking part in this, but also have been very helpful in daily watering.

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Bike week

Thank you to our parent’s association for organizing the local bike ride on Friday last for pupils from third to sixth, with Mark from Mayo Sports partnership and Lucas from Green Schools. They accompanied the classes and thank you to the parents who helped out also.

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Ms. Kelly’s class school tour

On Tuesday Ms.Kelly’s classroom went on their school tour to the Let’s Go camp in Centre of Excellence in Beken! Their day was filled with activities such as rock wall climbing, archery, football, obstacle courses and more!

It was a hit with the children –

“Wish it was for all days!” 

“My legs are like jelly!”

“It was so amazing, like a birthday party!”

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Heritage walk

Last week we had a visit from Ross Cochrane of Heritage Ireland. Ross gave lessons to each classroom about plant identification, hedgerow folklore, animal behaviour and talking to the trees.  

From youngest to oldest – all the pupils dearly enjoyed different learning experience.

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Back to the game!

The girls and boys football teams travelled to Irishtown for Cumann na mBunscol on Wednesday last, for games against Meelickmore and Irishtown schools.

Well done to all on an enjoyable day after a long break from competition. The boys will now go forward to the next round of competition. Thank you all those who helped with transport.

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Egg challenge

Before Easter break Ms. Kelly’s classroom enjoyed their Egg Challenge day. The children worked and had prepared their eggs at home and came in ready to test them out! Even a few cracks did not stop the fun! It was very Eggciting!

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