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Active School Week

This week we have had a very busy and fun week as we have been participating in ‘Active School Week’. Every day each classroom has taken part in a different activity.

We have had a real variety of activities including orienteering, tag rugby, rounders and football. We also ventured out for a whole school 4km walk on Tuesday!

Munteoir Lorraine’s room have been extra busy as they travelled to Bekan on Wednesday for a small schools activity day and to Claremorris for an athletics day on Friday.

On Thursday, we held our annual ‘Sports Day’ which included a number of races such as sprints, relays, egg and spoon race, sack race and the three legged race. As an extra surprise, the ice-cream van also visited us during Sports Day and we all enjoyed a delicious ice-cream cone!

Have a look at some pictures from our fun filled week!

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Senior Room Baking

Over the last number of weeks the senior room have been learning about procedural oral language and writing.

On Tuesday, we broke up into teams and presented our own baking show where we explained and demonstrated how to make a chocolate biscuit cake.

We really enjoyed this activity, although, we must admit that our favourite part was sampling the cake afterwards!

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School Tour to ‘Let’s Go’

Yesterday, there was great excitement in Glencorrib N.S ahead of our school tour to Let’s Go camp in Castlebar.

We travelled by bus to the ‘Breaffy Sports Arena’ where we were split into groups. Throughout the day we completed a range of fun and exciting activities including the spider tower, zorbing, cup stacking, pony rides, disco dome, wobbly ladder and many many more.

It was a fantastic day and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Have a look at some pictures of the day…

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WOW Wednesday

This year we are busy working on our Green Schools Travel Flag.

Yesterday was Green Schools National WOW Day which was aimed at promoting walking to school as a more environmentally friendly method of travel. To celebrate WOW day, we organised a whole school walk around the local area of Glencorrib.

We walked a total distance of 4KM which we thought was excellent, particularly for our junior room!

Well done to all our pupils on such a fantastic effort.

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Soccer Success!

Well done to Luke and Kevin on their fantastic success with Moyne Villa Soccer club.

The boys play on different teams within the club and both teams have gone on to win the Galway U12 Soccer Championship.

This is a fantastic achievement and we are all very proud of them here in Glencorrib N.S. They kindly brought their medals and trophies to school to show all of the other boys and girls.

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Mayo Day

Today, we celebrated ‘Mayo Day’ in Glencorrib N.S. and all of our pupils came to school dressed in green and red!

There was great extra excitement ahead of Mayo’s clash against New York on Sunday. I’m sure our cheers could be heard all over the village!

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Green Fingers!

This week we’ve all been busy in the garden.

The senior room planted some lovely, bright, summer flowers in the window boxes and they also picked some fresh rhubarb from the fruit and vegetable garden.

Some of the junior room pupils brought their broad beans back into  school to show us how much they have sprouted over the Easter holidays.

We are so proud of how excellent all of our pupils are at working in the garden! Keep on eye on our school over the next few weeks and watch our window boxes come into full bloom!

Have a look at some pictures from this week.

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Easter Excitement!

We had a very enjoyable week in school this week.

On Thursday we were all so excited when our teachers told us that we would be doing an Easter egg treasure hunt! In teams of three and four we set off around the school following a trail of clues which lead us all to a selection of Easter treats.

Both rooms have also been busy completing lots of  Easter art and craft. Have a look at some of the photos of our different styles of Easter Bunnies!

We thoroughly enjoyed all activities and are looking forward to our Easter holidays.

Wishing you all a very happy and enjoyable Easter!

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Bike Safety

This morning, Lukasz from Green Schools came to visit us to complete a ‘Bike Safety’ workshop with our senior pupils.

Before starting, Lukasz gave each of us a new high-vis vest and spoke to us about the importance of wearing it at all times when we are out cycling or walking.

Lukasz then checked all of our bikes to ensure they are working correctly and safely. He also shared some important tips on how to cycle safely.

Afterwards, we played a couple of cycling games which were great fun.

We really enjoyed his visit!

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Engineers Week

Last week was ‘Engineers Week 2019′.

As part of this, the senior room learned all about the role of an engineer. They were also given an engineering challenge which was to design and make a bridge using sellotape and spaghetti, the most successful bridge was the one that held the most weight.

We really enjoyed the week and we definitely think we have a few budding engineers among us!

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