The month of May has been an extremely eventful month with the approach of the end of the school year. Firstly as we all know, May is the month of ‘Our Lady’. All classes made a special effort to pray to Our Lady during this month. Children in the older classes got the opportunity to pray the rosary in school everyday. Fr. Everard continued to do Christian Meditation with all the children in the senior side of the school during the month of May.
Children from all classes were very busy writing writing stories/poems for a special book which will be launched on June 23rd. From juniors to sixth class, all children have shared their imagination and creativity in the form of a story or poem. The title of the book is ‘Every Child Has A Story…’. The children are very proud of their work and we are certain that everybody will really enjoy reading it.
May proved to be a very successful month with regards to sporting activities. We have had marvellous success on the sporting front this year with our U-11 camogie team and two U-11 hurling teams qualifying for the County Finals in Semple Stadium on June 17th. In addition to this we have the prospect of our U-13 hurlers also reaching a County Final as they prepare to face Upperchurch N.S. in the County Semi-Final on the 9th of June.
Tasty treats were again cooked by the children in third and fourth class during the month of May. This month children got the opportunity to bake a cheesecake and rocky road. The children were delighted with their produce and enjoyed tasting the delicious treats. At this stage, the children are extremely capable and confident chefs and love the challenge of a new dish every month. Nevin McGuire had better watch out!!!!
Science experiments were a highlight of the month of May for the children in third and fourth. Some experiments that were carried out were as follows: creating chemical reactions using lemon, vinegar and baking soda, blowing up balloon using CO2, experiencing gravity free water, lemonade making etc. No doubt the best part of all the experiments was when teacher got absolutely soaked doing the’gravity free experiment’.
We were so lucky to have got the opportunity to borrow samba drums from the Kilkenny Education Centre during the month of May. Children throughout the whole school thoroughly enjoyed this experience.