We continued to engage in textile workshops with Carrie Lynam in which the children constructed a whole school collaborative piece of textile art, based on the theme of “New life in Spring”. The infants made wooly sheep and cotton flowers while the older pupils hand wove flower stems and made buds using looms. The senior room also stitched the names of some of the techniques they used into hessian for our display. Children from every class also took part in a taster podcasting workshop with Muireann, our Creative Schools Associate. They created scripts, learnt how to count themselves in on the microphone, and recorded and edited themselves using Keynote. They loved listening back over themselves on head sets and are looking forward to another workshop soon as part of our Creative Schools Week 9th-13th May.
The senior room completed their biodiversity garden designs, which we have submitted to Graham Fitzpatrick from Biodiversity in Schools, who is currently giving us his expert advice on how to proceed with implementing our plans.
The junior room have been busy learning all about France in SESE. The first and second class researched various topics associated with the country and then took over as teachers, presenting projects to the junior and senior infants to share what they had learnt. We also had a French food tasting day in which the children got to sample baguettes, croissants, pain-au-chocolat and macarons.
On Monday 4th April, the senior room accompanied by Miss Hogan, attended Penance in Kilcash church with Fr. Carey.
All children entered the Clonmel Flower Show art competition. Junior infants to second class painted a Spring picture while third to sixth class made and decorated , paper maché Easter eggs. We were delighted to hear that we had several winners in the competition. Well done to Grace O` Sullivan, Rebecca Dunne, Frankie Burke, Fred ffrench Davis, Ellie O Donnell, Clara O Donnell, Lily Burke, Ella-Rose Morrissey and Lucy Meagher.
On the 8th April, the day of the Easter holidays, Miss Hogan and the senior room designed and organized an Easter egg scavenger hunt for the junior room as part of our orienteering strand in PE. The children had to follow the clues around the school grounds in order to find and collect stamps. Thankfully, everyone was a winner at the end and received a prize of Cadburys Easter egg going home.
After the Easter break, the children began Zumba lessons with Niall from Kool School and are continuing to take part in GAA skills coaching once a week. We are braced for an action-packed term 3 here in Killurney N.S. with swimming lessons, school tours and much more to look forward to.