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What an incredible day of learning we had today on our Seashore Safari on Quilty Beach as part of the Explorer’s Programme! We certainly didn’t let the wet weather dampen our fun or exploring.

 

Here are some of the different sea creatures, sea weeds, sea grasses and mollusks we found…

Explorer’s Programme

We were delighted to welcome Carmel Madigan to our school today for our pre-safari presentation and interactive workshop!

The children were introduced to the local marine environment, ocean literacy principles and the sea life of Ross Beach. They also got to handle a wide selection of tropical and local marine shells, and discuss how marine molluscs live etc.

 

We are really looking forward to our Seashore Safari to Quilty next week.

 

We are delighted to have been awarded our 2nd Active Schools Flag !!

Congratulations to all the boys and girls for their hard work and effort….especially our active schools committee. A huge thank you also to our fantastic teacher Ms McNamara for leading the project! Well done everyone!

We were delighted to get started on the Agri Aware Incredible Edibles programme in school today. Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries, turnips and herbs. Here are some pictures from the planning today:

Confirmation 2018

Congratulations to Darragh who made his Sacrament of Confirmation today in Bodyke Church along with the 6th class pupils of Tuamgraney NS and Ogonelloe NS.

Huge thanks to his teacher Ms Burke, for preparing him so well and to Fr Donagh O’Meara and Bishop Fintan Monahan for the beautiful ceremony. Thank you also to Aideen and her choir for the lovely music and our Parents Association for the refreshments afterwards.

 

 

Scríobh Leabhair 2018

Comhghairdeachas do Riain de Búitléir Nash, buaiteoir sa tionscnamh scríobh leabhar 2018 atá á reáchtáil ag Foras na Gaeilge i gcomhpháirt le hIonad Oideachais an Chláir!

D’fhreastal Riain ar an oíche cheiliúrtha ag Bronnadh na nDuaiseanna aréir.

Maith thú Riain.

 

 

 

We were delighted to welcome Leocadie Murray to the school today to finally launch the Karambi-Bodyke Penpal Project. The children heard a little bit about life in the village of Karambi, in Burundi, and were amazed to hear that they had never even heard about snow! Later they learned a little about their new penpals and listen to Leocadie read them in their original language of Kirundi before hearing the English translation!

We are so excited to get this fantastic project off the ground and look forward to lots of interesting teaching and learning!

There is a fantastic treat in store for our mums on Sunday, with a personal letter written just for you. We were so impressed by the sentiments that we had to share a few!! Mums, we hope you know how lucky you are to have such fantastic kids 😁

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

We were delighted to welcome Inland Fisheries Ireland officers to the school today to kick off our Something Fishy project. They gave us a presentation about their job in the Shannon River Basin District. We learned about water quality and the importance of clean water, the signs the river is healthy/unhealthy, different fish in our rivers and lakes, pollution and its causes, the life-cycle of a wild salmon and the importance of conservation.

Later in the project, we will participate in a supervised fieldtrip to a local river where they will learn about water quality, fish, the environment and angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) officers will conduct different experiments, judging the overall health of the river. While encouraging safety and awareness they will demonstrate the importance of conservation and promote the anti pollution and anti litter message. They will show samples of fish life in the river by ‘electric fishing’ and they will promote angling, as a hobby and encourage fish, as a healthy food source.

 

Engineers Week 2018

We celebrated Engineer’s Week from 24th February, with a selection of different K’nex building challenges. The junior class was challenged to design and build a castle.

 

Later in the week, children from both classes worked together to design and make a working model of a racing car.

During the project, they learned about the importance of reducing air resistance, and the forces that affect the speed of a car. The project was further developed by challenging the children to a competition to see which car could travel the furthest using only a balloon.

 

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