On May 19th we went to Dublin Zoo with Amy and Mr Curran to collect an award we won in the Big Travel Challenge. We won the award for “Park ‘n’ Stride school of the year. When we got there we had croissants, pastries, fruit and drinks. We also received a bag each with souvenirs. At the awards ceremony each of the 8 schools present, received their award in the various different categories. After the ceremony, each school had their photo taken individually and then there was a group photo. During the ceremony, there was a sideshow of the efforts each school went to. After lunch, we were free to walk around the zoo and look at the various animals and attractions. We had an amazing day in Dublin!
On the 17th of May, Joan Mc Namara and Christy Mc Namara came into school to play some traditional tunes. The whole school assembled in the back yard and they set up on a stage in the shelter. Thankfully the weather was dry. For the first tune, Chloe Mc Mahon performed some Irish dancing. Soon afterwards the Music Club and the Choir performed some of the music and songs they have been practising with Amy and Louise. Then the 6th class came up to sing “How long will I love you”, which they sang at their confirmation, just a few days before. Then 2nd class sang “Two Oruguitas” which they sang for their communion. Finally, the whole school sang “Wake me up when it’s all over”. We had a most enjoyable morning
Wednesday, April 6th was a great day for Knockanean! Realtóg was held out in the shed. By holding it outdoors it meant the whole school could be together to watch it. A lot of people participated and had a great time. Every class performed and all had great acts. There were a lot of different acts such as music, arts, singing and drama. After every act different teachers commented on the act and praised each act for their efforts. Everybody had a really good day