On the 16th of March, the Green-Schools Committee organised a 'green dress day'. All the students and teachers dressed up in green to raise awareness for saving energy and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We raised 170 euro which will go towards improving the appearance of our school. A big thank you to everyone who took part.
6th Class pupils: 6th Class had their confirmation on Saturday the 16th of April. The weather
Jack Flynn was excellent for the occasion and they had a great weekend! Thanks
KieranFlynn to Mr.Hogan for helping them prepare for their Confirmation. The
Sam Burke Confirmation took place in Tullamore Church along with a few other
Colm o' Brien Schools.
Sinéad o' Carra
Annabelle Scott Quinn
Today our boys were playing in the Mid Leinster FAI 5 aside finals. After winning out the Offaly competition before Easter we were feeling optimistic but knew we would be playing the winners of Kilkenny, Laois and Kildare.
In our first game we played against Heath N.S, the winners of the Laois competition. We got off to a great start and Michael got an early goal. BJ made some great saves early in the game which kept us in the game. Dan and Jack also scored in the first half and we were 3-0 up at half time. In the second half the defense stayed strong and we managed to win the game 4 - 0 thanks to another goal from Michael.
In the second game we had to play Kildare. It started off with goals flying in at both ends. We went 2-1 up when Sam scored his first goal of the day. Jack and Michael got one each in quick succession. Jack finished off the scoring to make it 4-1 at half time. In the second half Sam scored another goal and the game finished 6-1 to Durrow.
We needed at least a draw in the last game to ensure we qualify for the Leinster finals. The game started off and Michael continued his scoring form with a hat-trick early in the first half! Dan then scored the fourth and Jack got the fifth. Sam came up from the defense to join in the scoring and grabbed a brace of goals. We were 6-0 up at half time. Ten mins away from the Leinster finals and the nerves crept in. Kilkenny started to play better and managed to get a few goals. BJ made some great saves again and the defense was tested. The game finished 6-4 to Durrow and there were huge celebrations as we had booked a place in the Leinster finals on the 28th of April.
Last month Mr. Kelly entered the school in a competition called 'A Song For '16'. 6th class and Mr. Kelly had been working on a song to commemorate the 1916 rising. They did an amazing job putting the song along with a video together for their entry. The end product was incredible and was even performed at the official Offaly commemorations. Unfortunately the song was not shortlisted for the finals in Dublin but we are still incredibly proud! Check out the video below!!
Wednesday 9th March - Durrow v Edenderry
Wednesday 6th April - Durrow v St. Cynoc's
Wednesday 13th April - Rhode School v Durrow
Wednesday 20th April - Mucklagh v Durrow
Wednesday 27th April - Bye: Durrow
Tuesday 8th March - Killoughey Schools v Durrow: Loss
Tuesday 5th April - Durrow v Ballinamere: Win
Tuesday 12th April - Scoil Eoin Phoil v Durrow
Tuesday 19th April - Durrow v Killeigh
Tuesday 26th April - Clara v Durrow
Fifth class children in Durrow NS are busy as bees this week as they take part in the “Bizworld” initiative of Bank of Ireland to foster entrepreneurs into the future.
Bizworld is a “ Dragon’s Den – type” project that encourages the children to devise a service or project, pitch it to a group of greedy investors – in this case 4th class students – and try to get to the top of the pile by using their wits, charm and perseverance in presenting their idea to the panel.Bank of Ireland’s Bronagh Foley is working with the children throughout Monday and Mr. Joe Fennell, Branch Manager at Bank of Ireland ,Tullamore and a “mystery business person” will come on Tuesday to view the presentations and give the would-be entrepreneurs tips for the future. This is a very enjoyable and educational experience for the children, exposing them to real-world situations and people who will judge them critically for their inventiveness and presentation skills. Who knows, the experiences may generate another Michael O’Leary or Michelle O’Leary of the midlands!
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