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We had a lovely afternoon to celebrate our 6th class graduating from primary school, and our 2nd class boys moving on to the Boys School.
We also presented the Mrs McNamara Spirit of the School Cup, and the winner was Niamh O'Neill.
Awards were also given out today to pupils who had missed the least amount of days at school. Congratulations, and well done to all!
Congratulations to all the winners and participants in Sports Day 2018! We had a breezy, sunny day outside, and loads of competitions and activities to try out! It took us all day to get through them! Have a look at our video of the races, and in the gallery below for photos from the Sack Race, Long Jump and High Jump!
We had a fantastic day in Bunratty Castle this year! 2nd-6th classes hopped on the bus early in the morning and drove all the way to county Clare. At Bunratty, we got a tour of the castle itself, through dungeons and great halls and ancient bedrooms, right up to the towers at the top! In the folk park we split into groups and visited all of the little houses and shops (we especially loved the sweet shop!). We also got to see loads of animals - and even a cow being milked! There was time for a visit to the playground, the fairy village and a few rolls down a big hill! It was a brilliant day!
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Today we had a visit from environmentalist and artist, Gordon Darcy. He did nature drawing workshops with all pupils in the school, starting with the junior classes who drew ladybirds, fish and snails!
After break, the senior classes went on a field trip to Ross Abbey to look at the natural environment around the friary. They were also lucky enough to see a fox and a hare in the fields! When they came back they also had an art workshop, and drew some of the things they had seen on their excursion!
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We were delighted to have Catherine Seale and Mick Kane, Galway and Mayo Community Water Officers, and Philip White, a local angler, visit our school today. We had a great presentation about our local water catchement area, local rivers and lakes, and even local holy wells! We also talked about some of the wildlife - aquatic, ground-dwelling, insect and bird - that we might see in our area. We had a discussion about the problems humans can generate, like having farm animals in local streams, pollution, and plastic and litter issues. We saw samples of some plastics that were washed up on nearby beaches, as well as examples of shells and fly fishing lures.
While the junior classes were having a talk with Catherine, the senior classes took a walk down to the old bog road - Sandybanks Lane - and Mick and Phil showed us how they do kick samples to look at the quality of local water. We saw real shrimp, snails, fish, bugs and even a leech! We also looked at some lichens, algae and plants and trees that grow near the stream, and that can tell us about the health of our environment.
We loved our visit, and can't wait to do more research and trips around local waterways!
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