Thanks to Anne Kennedy who brought shrubs for the Green School to plant in the Bio Diversity area beside the school. The pupils are undertaking projects to identify and learn about the plant, insect and bird life in the natural area beside the school. They will document the variety of wildlife including plants, invertebrates, bats, birds and small mammals living in this area. They will learn about the workings of this natural environment and about the plants which help this area to thrive both as shelter and food for the animal life.
Kerija from 6th displays a lovely wall mural outside her classroom. Well done Kerija!
The 6th class took part in a creative writing workshop with Heather Brett as part of the commemorations of 1916. The fruits of their poetry was printed in a beautifully presented 1916 poster of Cavan’s Centenary Celebrarions. Congratulations to our 6th class pupils for their tremendous work. Their teacher Ms.O’ Connor is very proud of their work. Her favourite poem written by 6th class is
Proclamation by 6th Class- St. Joseph’s N.S.
Smoke from the oil lamp wafts
through the room.
We sat, anxiously waiting for
All we could hear was pen
scratching on paper.
All of us are tired, days spent
Thinking and planning
and silently praying.
Our pupils in the senior classes enjoyed a very competitive Handball tournament on our handball walls. Thanks to Mrs.Cunningham for organising the handball today. We had a very enjoyable day.
Congratulations to Seán Owens who won 1st prize in the Nursery Rhyme Competition in aid of the Walled Garden Restoration project. Congratulations to Mrs. Norton who was a winner in the “Name the Flower” competition . Thanks to all who entered the competitions. The purpose was to raise money for this very interesting restoration work in Dun a Rí Forest Park. We look forward to viewing the Walled Gardens on our Sponsored Walk to Dun a Ri Forest Park.
Our skipping workshop Day 2 took place on Tuesday. We had another great day.
We had great fun learning more about number in Ready Set GO Maths this week. Thanks to our resource teachers for their help and time.
We had our first day of our Skipping Workshops today for 8 of our classes. Tomorrow the other 7 classes will enjoy skipping with tutor Mark Mc Cabe. Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that helps a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination, and can increase speed through footwork. It teaches children about rhythm and when put into team routines it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It is a great way to keep fit and have fun!