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Children raise €5100 for Trócaire
A huge well done to the staff and children on raising €5100 for Trócaire.  Over the past few weeks there has been a great range of activities organised - scroll down to see photos.  There has been a great tradition of raising money for Trócaire in the school down through the years but this year's efforts have resulted in the highest amount ever raised.  Everybody should be very proud of themselves - well done!
Ben features in"G.A.A. Around Ireland" video
Sixth class pupil, Ben K, features in a "G.A.A. Around Ireland" video.  Each of the 32 counties passes the ball to each other through a variety of GAA sports.  It's an excellent production, just over 2 minutes in duration, so click HERE to see Ben in action along with children from the other 31 counties.  Well done Ben!  (Ben features at the 1 min 53 sec mark)
Dale Treadwell (ecologist) visits the school

In conjunction with the Easter Forest Walk (this Saturday in Portlick at 1.45 & 3.45) being organised by the Parents' Association, well-known ecologist, Dale Treadwell visited the school last Tuesday.  He spent the day in the school and spoke to all the children.  Click HERE for photos from the day.

Kindness Week launched
The annual Kindness Week in school will take place the week beginning Monday 20th April.  This morning in the G.P. room, the children were told about the week and shown two interesting clips - have a look at them.  "How full is your bucket?" (click HERE); "Powering Kindness" (click HERE)
Talent Show for Trócaire (Ms. Gaynor's & Ms. Mc Ardle's)
Children in Ms. Gaynor's and Ms. Mc Ardle's put on a wonderful Talent Show in aid of Trócaire in the G.P. room earlier today (Wednesday).  There was a great range of performances including card tricks, singing, sketches, gymnastics, art, ball tricks, dancing (traditional & modern), instrumental.  Click HERE for a selection of photos.  Well done - you were terrific!
 
6th class cycle for Trócaire

Earlier today (Wednesday), children in 6th class undertook a cycle and run for Trócaire.  The weather was ideal for both challenges.  Click HERE for a slideshow of photos from the cycle.  The children will continue cycling after the Easter break on Friday mornings.

Third Class Readathon & Jokeathon raises over €800 for Trócaire
Children in Ms. Mc Glynn's third class held a Readathon and Jokeathon earlier today in aid of Trócaire.  An hour of silent reading was followed by an hour of jokes!  They collected sponsorship over the past few weeks with all donations going to Trócaire.  They raised an incredible €825.  A huge well done!  Click HERE for a selection of photos from the Readathon.
Solar Eclipse

There was great excitement after 9 o'clock last Friday as the children awaited the "near-total" eclipse of the sun.  It was predicted that over 90% of the would be obscured as the Moon passed between it and the Earth.  Ms. O'Connor's Junior Infants learned about Solar Eclipses and watched it live on the interactive whiteboard. Then they drew a solar eclipse in their S.E.S.E. copies and wrote about it as well. Click HERE for photos.

Story Character Day & Relay Marathon in aid of Trócaire

Last Friday, a number of classes held a "Story Character Day".  There was a great array of costumes to be seen.  Children in Ms. Gaynor's and Ms. Mc Ardle's, as well as being in costume, ran their relay marathon in aid of Trócaire around the school field.  It was a terrific achievement and they were exhausted afterwards, but all in a good cause!  Click HERE to view photos from the day.

Bake Sale raises €375 for Trócaire
A "bake" sale organised by the children in Ms. Gaynor's, Ms. Mc Ardle's and Ms. Dervin's took place earlier today.  The children brought in a great selection of buns, cakes etc.  All items were 20 cent and there wasn't anything left by the time the sale finished up.  Many thanks to the children and parents for their great work.  It was an enjoyable morning and in the process €375 was raised for Trócaire.  Click HERE for a selection of photos from the morning.  Well done everybody!

 

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