Well done to 6th Class for taking part in National Bike Week by cycling to Fitzgerald Park. The event was also part of a fundraiser to sent bikes to Ghana to allow girls cycle to school. Well done 6th Class!
Well done to pupils in 5th and 6th class who won prizes in the Clonakilty Black Pudding Take Pride in Your Jersey Competition. The classes won a visit from Cork City player, Graham Cummins!
On the 12th of December some of the teachers from Club Ceoil came in to play some Traditional Irish Music. We had a really enjoyable morning and got to listen to Abby on the violin, Paul on the concertina and keyboard and Jim on the guitar! We also heard Maurice playing the banjo and Ryan played the bodhrán for us! We thank Ryan’s dad again for a wonderful morning! Big happy birthday to Niamh and Oisín who turn 12 today!!! Enjoy the pictures below!
On Friday the 1st of December, 6th class presented their WWII projects to a few other classes and to the parents. Each pupil chose a topic they were interested in and presented it as seen in the pictures below. Thank you again to Ryan’s dad for visiting us and helping us with our projects as seen in one of our previous blogs. Please enjoy the pictures below!
On Thursday the 16th of November our class had a really enjoyable morning with Maurice Dineen who is Ryan’s Dad. We have been learning about the World Wars and Maurice spoke to use about his family members who took part in World War I and 2.Maurice brought in an amazing amount of historical items and we were all fascinated by his stories. We heard of Ryan’s three great gran uncles who died in World War I and looked at their death certificates, mortuary cards and other paraphernalia including their war medals and we even got to see a soldiers small book belonging to Ryan’s great gran uncle John Roche. We were also fascinated to see a little tin box which the Queen gave as a present to the soldiers filled with either cigarettes or chocolate. We had such an enjoyable morning and learned loads. In fact we have been so inspired that we decided to do a class project on World War II and we would like to invite parents and relatives of our class to come to the halla next Friday December 1st to have a look at all our hard work.
On Friday the 17th of November we had another great visitor to our class. Lee Murphy’s Dad visited us and he brought a huge variety of creatures for us to see. He told us all about them and we really enjoyed holding the animals and learning all about them. We saw a number of really cute bunnies as you will see in the photos! We also saw turtles known as terapin and lizards including a Chinese cave gheko and Bearded Dragon. Our classroom honestly resembled a pet shop and it was a very enjoyable and informative morning. Thank you so much to Lee’s Dad for taking the time to bring these into us. In the next few weeks we will be concentrating on report writing in our class and we will write about our favourites. We will put these on our blog so watch this space!!!
What a lovely last day we had! Bhí drama deas againn as Gaeilge. Lee and James got the rings from the barmbrack. We really enjoyed the jazz band especially Afrin and Iffat from our class! Well done girls!!!
Thanks so much to Reece’s Mum Kathy for the beautiful home baking!! We really enjoyed it!
Jack the Guide Dog!
Written by Julia and Lisa.
On Friday the 13th, we received a visit from Tony who is part of the Irish Guide Dogs Association. Our school decided to support the Guide Dogs along with a fundraiser with the Barrs Club. They brought in a dog called Jack who was absolutely gorgeous! Tony told us that Jack was too playful and energetic to become a guide dog. Instead he is used to go to different schools and colleges to show what a guide dog is and to relieve stress from students before major exams. We learned that it takes about €40,000 to train a guide dog. The entire business costs about €5 million to run each year and about 85% of this is covered through fundraising. It takes about 3 weeks for a blind person to learn how to use a guide dog in the centre. It takes only one week for the parents of an autistic child to learn. The Association are currently looking for dog walkers to play with the dogs in the evening. Tony asked us to remember a few important points mainly to always keep the path clear of wheelie bins and not to park cars on the footpaths. Being vigilant of our surroundings is really important for blind people and is known as sight saving. We hope to do a fundraiser later in the year to help the Guide Dogs with their amazing work. Remember to visit the Irish Guide Dogs Website for more information.