This week was Active School week. We did different activities every day. Every morning we walked to school from the Cathedral and Baunóg. Sometimes we had as many as 90 boys walking together to school.
On the 8th of March all the classes took part in Ceolchoirm Seachtain na Gaeilge. Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Week) is celebrated over 2 weeks in the run up to St. Patrick’s Day each year. During that fortnight we make an extra effort to speak Irish during our school day and celebrate all things Irish at our annual concert. Each class performed songs, tunes on the tin whistles and poems ‘as Gaeilge’. Some of 5th and 6th class boys volunteered to take part in a play organised by Ms. Lawless and Ms. Broderick called The Wizard Of Oz. All the performances were very good and well performed. At the end we sang the Ireland national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann. It was a lovely day.
A few weeks ago we planted water cress and runner beans to study how plants need soil, heat, light and water. First the soil was carefully poured into cups and after that we made sure the soil was flattened at the top. Soon after the water was poured into the soil to moisten it. Then the cup was put beside the window to ensure that the sun would be able to heat the cup up. All of this was done as preparation before planting the seeds. Then we waited to see if they would grow.
With more and more focus now coming on internet safety and educating young people to be safer online and on social media, CyberSafe Ireland has released the leaflet below with some advice for parents and children around broaching the subject. With Internet Safety Day on the 6th of February, now is the perfect time to sit down and discuss how we use the internet and social media and some of the things that we need to be mindful of. This poster is a good starting point and for any more information CyberSafe Ireland has lots of useful links and info on their website.