Last Friday, on the 28th of September, the school traveled to Port Beach. All of the classes engaged with Science lessons as we examined the life found on our coast. Each class also took part in a number of games on the beach which they loved! 3rd – 6th Class were given an ‘Art Attack’ task and the results were amazing. Here are some pictures of the activities 3rd and 4th class enjoyed.Here are some pictures of 3rd – 6th Class throughout the day.
As the weather improves, more and more children have told us that they would like to cycle to school. As safety is so important, we wanted to teach the children how to cycle safely. So Sorcha, our Green School Travel officer spent the day with us teaching us all about cycling and bike safety. She made sure all the children’s helmets were fitted properly and she showed them how to use their brakes correctly. Sorcha also set up drills to help the children with their balance, cycle with one hand off, keep a good distance from one another, cycle two abreast and use the correct hand signalling. It was a really useful and informative workshop. Thanks Sorcha!
Yesterday was our annual beach clean up day so all the children from 2nd-6th class headed off to Salterstown beach. We were well equipped with litter pickers, gloves, bibs and rubbish bags, all given to us by An Taisce. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we really enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. It is great to see the children taking such good care of our environment.
On Monday the 6th of March, 3 teams represented St. Finian’s at the FAI soccer tournament in Oriel Park, Dundalk. The boys’ teams played out on the main pitch of the League of Ireland champions. One of our boys teams were agonisingly close to qualifying for the finals on Wednesday. The girls’ team performed magnificently in their competition, winning their 1st game, drawing the 2nd game and losing their 3rd game. All the boys and girls really enjoyed the day out. There were some fantastic performances on all of the teams and there were some excellent goals scored. We cannot wait for next year!
After lots and lots of practising we had our fantastic Music Generation performance today. The concert started with a performance from the school orchestra which featured solos from George and Áine. They were all brilliant and it’s hard to believe they are only playing together a few months!
Then first and second class took to the stage to show off all they have been learning this year. Lots of parents came in to watch the show and were very impressed by what they heard.