We are delighted that the 5th & 6th class are back in the school in their new classroom. There has been major changes in the school since they went down to ‘The Hill’ in January, the changes are still ongoing but now the exterior is the focus as the new entrance and car park is commencing. It was an exciting day and the new part of the school looks great.
A massive congratulations to the boys basketball team who won the Division 1 Longford National Schools Basketball final on Sunday 12th March in the Mall. They played Scoil Eimear in the final and it was a tough but very sporting game. Captain Dan O’Shea was presented with the ‘Coral Leisure Cup’ for winning. Jack Sweeney won a trophy for MVP (Most Valuable Player). It is a huge achievement for us as a small school to be playing in division 1 and fantastic to come out victorious in the end. Well done and thank you to Joe & John who train the basketball team.
The 5th and 6th class children have been going to school in ‘The Hill’ since January while the building works are going on in the school. They are enjoying the experience of learning in a new environment but are looking forward to returning to their new classroom very soon. The children in second class popped in for a visit on their way back from the church while practicing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They sang a song & read their story for the 5th & 6th class children. It was nice to see the older children and the younger children are looking forward to having them back in the school soon!
Today we celebrated pancake/shrove Tuesday in school. It was a fundraiser for our school building fund and was very popular with the children and staff! Mrs. Casserly, Ms. Heaney, Gabrielle and Catherine were very busy in the kitchen cooking all the pancakes after the batter was made up in the classrooms. The 5th & 6th class children made their pancakes in ‘The Hill’ and with the help of Gabrielle worked in groups to cook & decorate them. It was a great day & it also fitted in with our writing genre for February – procedural. Well done to everyone!