The day began with a Walk to School and continued to be very active. Each class got the opportunity to play hurling with Ger Collins (Randal Og) Brian and Robbie.
The tag rugby blitz was hosted by Dunmanway Rugby Club, it kicked off at 10.30 in glorious sunshine and saw over 170 children from local schools participating. 2 teams from Drinagh competed in the games. lots of fun was had by all. We are looking forward to next year again. Thanks to Neil and Dunmanway Rugby Club for organising.
The day began with Wake Up Shake Up led by Mr Hayes, taking a range of exercises to invigorate us for the day ahead. Then each class in their turn got to try spike ball with Heidi.
Neil from Dunmanway Rugby Club visited today to do a training session with the senior room in preparation for the tag rugby blitz next week
Today we held our annual sports day in Cannon Crowley Park. With a blue sky over head and the sun shining out for the children as they took part in fun novelty races during the day. The sports was the first day of our active week. lots more activity to come next week.
The annual West Cork Film Festival was held in The West Cork Education Centre today. This "Oscars" type event show cased a number of films from local school. We watched 2 films and our own " Football Lunch Time League in Crisis". We received the "Best Film Editing" Prize.
Cork County Library Service will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all library branches during the months of July and August. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to children across the country. Staff at our 28 branch libraries and 4 mobile libraries would love to see your pupils take part at their local library and are very happy to work with teachers and families to encourage children to continue reading over the summer. Taking part makes reading fun and helps combat the common problem of literacy loss that can happen over the summer holidays.
Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their local library; all participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each book read. At the end of the adventure, all children who participate are invited to attend an award event at which they will be presented with their own Summer Stars certificate.
We would greatly appreciate your help in promoting this to your pupils and their parents in advance of the summer holidays – a mention in the school report going home would be a fantastic way to get the Summer Stars message across!
If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Further information is also available on our website www.corkcoco.ie/library or on www.librariesireland.ie.
An in-school Easter egg raffle was held just before the Easter holidays, the proceeds were donated to The West Cork Rapid Response. Betty and Kate called to the school to collect the cheque.