Focus Ireland is a great organization which helps the homeless. One of our sixth class teachers, Mr.McGovern had the idea to hold a fundraising event. With the help of many teachers and students the school was able to coordinate the event. It took place on Friday the 29th of September.
The pupils enjoyed many activities such as rounders, soccer and ringtoss. We were very fortunate to have great weather on the day and the event went very well. We were very pleased to hear the school raised an astonishing €2007. We would like to thank the parents for any donations they gave too. It is great for the students to learn about homelessness and what we could do as a community to help. Learning and encouragement is vital to make sure we all understand what it means to help and to appreciate the houses and schools we have.
Focus Ireland hold other events and are open for donations at any time. If you would like to find out more the link is below.
Run for Europe
Before the Hallowe’en break the whole school were taking part in a Run for Europe challenge. Each class was asked to run for ten minutes three times a week. This challenge was to get us children up and exercising. After each ten minute session, every child would count how many laps of the school yard they ran. (Every lap of the yard is 250 metres, so that means every four laps is 1 km.) After they got back into the class room, the teacher would count the overall number of laps each child had run in the challenging ten minutes. Two 6th class children from each house would then record a tally of the overall number of laps in each class in their House. (Each House has a 3rd class, 4th class, 5th class and 6th class.)
After the children had received the totals from each class they would send the numbers up to Mr. Murphy’s office where he would keep track of the big numbers coming in.
The house with the most laps at the end of the two weeks was the overall winner . The winner this time was Gartan, followed by Doire, then Kells, Tír conaill and finally Iona right behind them.