Last Thursday and Friday the 6th class pupils had cycling training. This was coached by Leeroy and Richard. They taught us how to behave when cycling on the road. This training involved how to act at a junction, how to do an emergency stop, how to signal and what side of the road you should be cycling on. The training took place for nearly the whole two days so we didn’t have to do any work!!
One of the reasons why we took this cycling training was to help us when cycling on the road or on our way to school especially when we have narrow roads and busy traffic so we have to be careful. Another reason this training is useful is in preparation for our cycle to Tulla later this year. We really enjoyed this cycling training and are looking forward to the trip to Tulla
On March 16th we were presented with our Green Flag for travel by Róisín Garvey. For the Green Flag we started two walking buses every Tuesday and Friday. Over a hundred people walked to school one day. When Róisín Garvey raised the Green flag the whole school came to the front and watched as she raised it.
Róisín Garvey took a few pictures with the green school’s committee and we had a good time with the other classes. The whole school and parents were praised for their efforts. All classes made a huge improvement with keeping the yard litter free and by picking up the rubbish several times a week.
As part of our Active Schools initiative, we needed to find a new slogan for Knockanean. With almost 100 entries from the 2nd- 6th class, we saw a huge variety of fantastic images and slogans to represent Knockanean. It was amazing to see the huge interest and the time and effort put into every entry was unbelievable. In the end, there were five prize winners however, the winning slogan by Connla O’Halloran (6th) was:
‘’Don’t be boring, don’t be lazy, get outside and run like crazy’’
The winning imagery to match the slogan was created by Ailbhe Curran (6th) and Andrea Barry (6th). Connla, Ailbhe and Andrea combined their entries to make the finished slogan which we think represents Knockanean beautifully. Our other prize winners, Abi O’ Donnell (3rd) and Róisín McInerney (3rd) both had lovely messages to share in their slogans – Abi ‘’Put down your phone, put down your devices, pick up a ball and start your exercises’’. Róisín ‘’Believe in sport, believe in you and join the active crew’’