6th class were busy displaying their artistic talents by sketching, drawing and colouring their fantastic kings,Queens and Jacks from a Deck of cards ..
2nd class did a History timeline based on their toys and their parents toys. The oldest toys were over 40 years old! We made our timeline by sitting in a line around the classroom. The toys included soldiers/ Indians, cowboy figures, an old blanket, a Monchhichi, a Weetabix van right up to present day Disney Pixar Toystory toys.
Each class teacher chose four pupils to be on the Green schools committee.
There are 4 pupils from every class on the committee, excluding Junior & Senior Infants. Meetings are held every Thursday at 1pm in Ms. Gaughan's room .At the meetings we discuss important information to do with our energy theme and report back to our classes on the school's progress. It is lots of fun. We like being on the committee because we get to represent our class and school.
We hope to make everyone aware of how much energy we use. We need to stop wasting energy in school and at home.
Ms.Gaughan & Ms.Corcoran are our Green schools coordinators. We will be working very hard this year to make sure we earn our 2nd Green Flag in May 2016. There are lots of activities planned for the year ahead which include: in-school workshops, daytrip to local windfarm, project work in the senior classes, poster competitions and many more. Our Green Schools committee are as enthusiastic as ever and we hope to do a good job!
By Sophie Gibney and P. J . Leonard (5th class)
Our Day of Action took place on Thursday 17th of September. We decided to do this to raise awareness and show all the pupils in our school what it was like to spend a day without electricity/energy .
Our green code is “Do the earth a favour, Be a power saver”.
It was difficult without laptops, lights, the whiteboard and we think the teacher’s found it hard with no tea or coffee all day!
However the good thing about this was that we got rewarded by getting no homework and we got to do art in the afternoon .
BY DAN MAGUIRE AND LEAH MARR.
One of our past pupils Maeve Green, played at half time during the Minor All Ireland Final yesterday. Maeve won the Offaly skills competition in June, which meant she was the most skillfully player in the county. Maeve wore the Dublin colours and showed off her skills to a full Croke park stadium. She had a great day and did us proud. Well done Maeve!!
To see pictures from the day and Maeve in action click here!
Today we formed an ICT committee to assist with updating the school blog and digital noticeboards. The committee will help teachers and students in other classes when necessary. There are four 5th class students and four 6th class students. They are Grace. C, Miles, James, Adam, B.J, Mikey, Grace. McN and Naomi.
We hope to begin laying the floor in our new Gym in the coming week. The work will be carried out by local carpenter, Padraig Mc Dermott. The hall is fitted with its own toilet, fully fitted kitchen and will have a sound system and lighting system built in. The ceiling is fitted with acustic board which will soak up any echos when we need to be heard. Can't wait to show it to you all!
Our girls team had a great win against Ballinagar this week...well done girls! Their boys' team will be out for revenge this Tuesday when we meet them. Match in Durrow at 3.15 PM
Our Blog is regularly updated by the staff of Durrow NS and our ICT Committee.