Glencorrib National School

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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!

Mayo Day 2019

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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World Book Day!

Today we celebrated World Book Day.

We had a very special visit from a local author Kate Kelly. Kate kindly read an extract from her new book ‘Hayward’s Unexpected Dawn Adventure’. Kate’s books are inspired by her interest in and love for local wildlife and she spoke to us about the importance of conservation, especially with regard to the hedgehog.

Also, as part of ‘World book Day’ we all dressed up as our favourite book character. We have all been busy bees over the last couple of weeks making our own costumes, with a little help from mums and dads! We really enjoyed dressing up  and I think everyone will agree that all our costumes are fantastic!

Well done to everyone for making a tremendous effort. The judges had a very difficult time deciding on the winners, but congratulations to our winners:

1st Place – Harry and Cathal as ‘The Farmer and Shaun the Sheep

2nd Place – Ciara as ‘Gansta Granny’

3rd Place – Eleanor as a ‘Soldier Card’ from Alice in Wonderland

Have a look at some pictures from our day…

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Pancake Tuesday!

Along with making our very own butter on Tuesday, we also made some yummy pancakes!

They were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed them. We wish every Tuesday was ‘Pancake Tuesday’!

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Heritage Visit

On Tuesday, Pat from Heritage Ireland came to visit us to talk to us about life in the olden days.

He began his visit by showing us how to make butter using a churn. The junior room began the process by adding cream to the churn and churning it. The senior room then continued the churning process, followed by draining the buttermilk, washing the butter and lastly, shaping it into butter balls. Pat also taught us about the history of butter, its folklore, and the importance of butter to society in older times.

In the afternoon, Pat set us a challenge to make a coat from a canvass bag without cutting or tying the bag, it had to cover your head, shoulders and back. This was great fun and although a little tricky at first, we managed to complete the challenge!

Lastly, Pat showed us how to make a Súgán Rope by twisting and turning hay.

We all really enjoyed his visit. We wonder what we will be telling the future generations about in years to come!

Have a look at some pictures from the day.

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All About Aistear!

The children in Junior and Senior Infants love their Aistear play in the morning.

During January, our Aistear theme was ‘weather’. We had great fun learning all about the different types of weather as well as completing lots of experiments, working as meteorologists, building weather stations, creating rainbows and windmills along with lots of other fun and creative weather activities.

Have a look at some pictures of all the fun we had!

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Enrolment Evening

Glencorrib NS & Footsteps Preschool Glencorrib are holding an enrolment evening for students of September 2019 in the school on Tuesday 5th February from 6-7pm.

Prospective parents and students are invited to attend to meet staff and have a tour of the school. Enrolment forms and information packs will be available on the evening.

For further information please contact the school on 093 31415 or Edel in the preschool on 087 690 6462.