Students did a Spring/ Summer clean up of our school grounds and garden area. They collected any rubbish and also gathered weeds and got the garden ready for Summer. We noticed some lovely new growth in the garden also.
The children have been busy adding decorations to the fairy garden and painting some pots and furniture also to make the garden look even prettier than it already is.
We dressed in green gear for St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone made a great effort to wear green clothes and we even had a special treat of green and orange jelly and ice-cream! Students from 1st- 6th class participated in a Trath na gCeist as as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.
During the Months of October and November, our students took part in the MS Readathon. We read lots of books and raised awareness and money for people with MS. Everyone enjoyed extra reading time at school and home. Well done to those who raised money using thier sponsorship cards. Thank you to everyone who donated to this good cause!
A big thank you to Jane Clarke, a poet of national acclaim, who visited our school on the 22nd of June! She shared some of her beautiful poetry with us, as did the children 🙂 The children had the opportunity to ask Jane questions about her poems and also participated in a poetry-writing workshop, much to their enjoyment! What a lovely experience 🙂
We met at 9.10am at the top of the road to all walk to school together for our Walk On Wednesdays. Again we wore our High Vis jackets.
Once we got to school we continued our Run a Mile with a Smile as we have been doing since October. We have our Annual 5k road race on June 11th. This running each week is really helping us to get ready for the day.
We were super lucky to have Ciara from our local gym Pulse Fitness come to do mini circuits with us. We completed the plank, shuttle runs, jumping jacks, balance positions and squat holds. Ciara has asked us all to keep practicing the above. She also spoke to us about healthy eating and the amount of sugar in foods that we eat.
Playground games-Duck Duck Goose for the Junior Room and Rounders for the Senior Class.
At 2pm we all followed Mary out to the garden with Wayne to help out with planting vegetables and flowers.