The school was full of some very scary children today. The staff and children all got into the Halloween spirit by dressing up before the mid term!
Boys and girls from 3rd and 4th class took part in the FAI Futsol Competition. It took place in Saile Sports centre in Kinsale. The team did very well and were unlucky to lose out in the semi Final. We are very thankful of Mike and Eileen Coakley Plant Hire for their sponsorship of food in Billies after the tournament. It went down a treat with all the kids! We are also very appreciative to Robbie McQueen and JJ Hurley from Drinagh Rangers who managed the team on the day.
To educate the children in all aspects of safety in their every day lives, we had Caroline Casey of Cork County Council give a very interesting presentation on how to stay safe in our lives.
Water safety - Being safe near rivers/lakes and seas, as well as what to do when things may go wrong.
Road safety - "Wheels on the left, feet to the right", wearing appropriate high visibility clothing etc
Farm Safety - How to stay safe down on the farm. PTO's, slurry, cattle, machinery etc
Domestic Safety - Staying safe at home, e.g fire, sharp objects, electrical appliances etc.
The 6th class students held their annual soup day for all the children in the school. The students made homemade soup from vegetables they grow in their garden.
The senior room accompanied by Mr Hayes visited Uillinn, the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen to see the 'Coming Home': Art and the Great Famine exhibition. They got a guided tour of all the paintings and sculptures on show that all depict scenes from the Famine. They also got to do a hands on art workshop, making boats from a range of materials which represented the millions that emigrated on coffin ships around the world. To tie in with this they then visited Skibbereen Heritage centre where they had a lovely tour around the Famine exhibition. The tour was full of some very insightful history and stories. To finish off the day the children visited one of the mass graves from the Famine at Abbeystrewry graveyard.
4th, 5th and 6th Class got the opportunity to travel to Inchydoney beach and try an orienteering course. Well done to every team who completed the two courses on offer. Congratulations to Kenny & Ryan who completed the 6th class course in the quickest time and to Emma and Laura who completed the 5th class course in the quickest time.
On Friday we attended swimming lessons in Dunmanway Swimming pool. It is really enjoyed by all the students. The Junior room took part in some energetic PE in the morning. To finish the week off, the whole school had a chance to take part in a Tug O'war.
On Thursday, the senior room tested their map reading skills by trying some orienteering around the school grounds, organised by Ms. Perkins. It was great practice for their orienteering event in Inchydoney next Tuesday. Ms Daly took the middle room for some active PE fun and games. While 1st Class got to help make smoothies for all the school.