We had a very exciting morning on Friday when nine visitors from Jaux , including the mayor and vice-mayor, came to the school. They were joined by BBG Town Twinning committee members. All classes performed a variety of poems, songs, music and dance much to the delight of our guests. Well done to everyone involved.
A large number of children from the school walked in the Tullamore parade as part of the BBG Town Twinning Group. They were joined by children from Ballinagar and Cappagh schools as well as teachers, parents, members of the community and visitors from Jaux. It was an extremely cold day but the children added greatly to the colour and excitement of the parade.
On Thursday 15th March 6th Class, as part of their Confirmation preparation, went on their retreat to Mt. St. Anne’s in Killenard. Confirmation takes place on March 23rd at 2.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Ballinagar.
We had great success at the 5-a-side soccer competition which took place in Leah Victoria Park in Tullamore today.
The boys’ team topped their group following a draw and three wins while the girls’ team finished second with three wins and one loss. Both teams have now qualified for the Offaly finals which will take place on April 12th, at the same venue. Well done to all!
This talk may be of interest to some parents.
We have been very busy over the past couple of weeks.
Mrs. Kearns has begun teaching us Sign Language again.
In Maths we have been working on Time. We have made Loop Games based on the 24 hour clock.
In English we have continued reading our novel The Guns of Easter.
We have acted out some of the scenes.
We also read about The 6 Nations Rugby Championship and carried out some work in pairs. We wrote a conversation we’d like to have with Johnny Sexton.
In Art we looked at a painting called “Coming from the Mill”, by English artist L.S. Lowry. We learned that he painted scenes depicting industrial cities in northern England. We have been studying the Industrial Revolution in History and the painting gave us a better idea of what these cities looked like. We are going to draw our versions of this painting in the coming days.
Finally, two of the boys in 6th Class helped Ms. Mooney put together a wooden house for her Cairdeas class. They are available for any odd jobs that need to be done!
The school will remain closed tomorrow and Friday following a directive from the Dept. of Education.
Our latest meeting was held on Monday 26th Feb.
Read a report from that meeting here.
We enjoyed eating apples and mangetout today!