FAI Spar Soccer 2022

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On Mon April 4th classes from 3rd to 6th went to Gurteen for a blitz. Colm made up teams of 5 or 6 mixed between all the classes from 3rd to 6th. There were girl’s teams and boy’s teams. The teams were divided into groups and each team played the other once in the group stages. The four teams that had the most points got through to the semi-final and then the winners played the final. Denis Hynes from the FAI was there for the full day. O’ Keeffes kindly sponsored refreshments such as water, crisps, bananas and biscuits and importantly the teachers got coffee! Overall we had a really great day.

By Andrea Barry and Luisa Hogan

Cycling Training

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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

By Andrea Barry and Luisa Hogan

Purple Ribbon Day

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On purple ribbon day, we raised awareness for people with cystic fibrosis. All the children wore purple. We decorated purple ribbons and roses for the windows. We made roses out of tissue paper. On the day, the whole school stood in the shape of a heart, holding their tissue paper roses. Then the whole school paused for a mindful silence. After that, first and second class and the choir sang the 65 roses song composed by Amy. We took lots of photos and had a disco at lunchtime.

By Laura Warner and Síofra Quinn