Glencorrib National School

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Sports Day

On Monday, we all enjoyed a school sports day.

In the morning, we had great fun competing in lots of fun races including egg and spoon, three legged race and the sack race.

In the afternoon, our teachers set up different activities for us including a ‘Throw the Welly’ and ‘Picking Potatoes’ competition.

We all had a great, fun-filled day!

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Senior Room Tour to Bay Sports

On Thursday the senior room travelled to Bay Sports in Athlone for their school tour.

We had a jam packed, fun-filled day. Firstly we were shown how to make a camp fire, although the best part of this was when we got to toast marshmallows on it! Next the water activities began when we took part in a water based obstacle course, followed by lots of jumping, swimming and splashing at the water park. During the day we also got to practise our driving skills by racing in the go-karts and the pedal boats.

It was a brilliant day out and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Needless to say we were a tired bunch on the bus on the way home!

Have a look at some of the pictures from our trip.

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Student of the Month – June

Congratulations to our new student of the month for June – Kevin.

Well done to Kevin on all his hard work and for always being so kind and helpful to everyone!

SOM June

Teddy Bears Picnic!

Last Friday it was a very exciting morning in school as all the boys and girls in the junior room and in Footsteps Pre-school brought their teddy bears out on a picnic.

They all had a great time and enjoyed lots of yummy treats!

Have a look at some pictures of our fun morning!

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Junior Room School Tour

On Wednesday, the junior room went on their school tour to Turoe Pet Farm.

We had a super busy day running around the jungle gym, feeding and petting all the lovely farm animals, swinging and sliding in the playground and lastly bouncing around in inflatable city.

We had such a brilliant day.

Have a look at some of the photos from our fantastic trip!

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Active Schools Week

Due to the lovely weather this week we decided that it was the perfect week to hold ‘Active Schools Week’.

Each classroom were busy completing lots of extra active activities each day. On Wednesday the whole school, together with some of the pupils in Footsteps Preschool, took part in active stations outside. On Thursday the senior room travelled to Breaffy for a rounders activity day. Instead of written homework each night, we received ‘active homework’ where we had to do an extra active activity each night! We wish every week was active schools week!!

We had a super week in the sun and really enjoyed active schools week. Have a look at some pictures from our busy week.

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Student of the Month – May

Congratulations to our new student of the month for May – Susanna.

Well done to Susanna on all her hard work and for always being so kind and helpful to everyone!

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GREEN and Red Day!

Today we celebrated Mayo day in Glencorrib N.S. and Footsteps Pre-School. We all came to school in lovely green and red colours!

It was a particularly green day as we all spent lots of time out in the garden planting new summer flowers in our window boxes and also some potatoes and onions in our vegetable garden.

To top it all off, today we get to bring home our cress, spinach and peas, which we planted a couple of weeks ago as part of the sow and grow programme. We can’t wait to use them in our cooking this weekend!

What a great Mayo day all round! Have a look at some pictures of the day!

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Over the last number of weeks, the senior room have been completing a cycling safety programme with Gerry from Mayo County Council.

We really enjoyed the programme and, most importantly, learned how to travel safely on the road. Last Thursday, on our last cycling day, Gerry and our teachers brought us on a road cycle. It was a great opportunity for us to practice all our road safety skills that  we have been learning about. We all had a great time.

Thank you to Gerry for coming to our school!



Sowing and Growing

This week both classrooms have been taking part in the ‘Innocent Big Grow’ challenge. We have been learning all about sowing, growing and harvesting seeds.

The junior room planted cups of cress seeds while the senior room planted some pea and spinach seeds. We have also been learning about the nutritional value of all the plants that we are growing. It’s amazing to hear that such little green leaves can be so good for us!

We cant’t wait for them to start sprouting and produce some lovely healthy greens for us to munch on! Keep a eye on our blog over the coming weeks for updates about our growing progress!

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