The pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes participated in a puppetry lesson based on the performance of ‘War Horse’ they attended on their recent school tour. The Tony award winning puppetry company ‘Handspring’ which is based in South Africa created the puppets for the theatrical performance of ‘War Horse’. The puppetry company offer workshops to schools based on the performance. It was a wonderful experience for the pupils. They studied the movement of horses and learned how the actors perform and control the puppets of the horses in the performance. The pupils learned how to use props as puppets and the importance of team work. In small groups the pupils showcased a performance of a horse moving and reacting at the end of the session. The performances were terrific with lots of sound effects, expression and movement. It was a terrific lesson. Thank you to Melanie for the wonderful experience.
The pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes visited Dublin on their school tour. The pupils examined a huge variety of species from around the world in the Natural History Museum. They visited Trinity College to view the Book of Kells. The pupils also enjoyed a performance of ‘War Horse’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The performance was based on the award winning children’s novel ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed reading the novel in class prior to the performance. It was a great opportunity to compare the theatrical performance to the novel. It was an enjoyable day out. Many thanks to all who helped out on the day.
Thank you to Tom Sykes who brought some ducklings to school today. The ducklings were very small and the younger pupils had an opportunity to hold the ducklings and discuss their features such as their bill, wings and webbed feet. For more photos, visit the Junior and Senior Infant page. Thanks Tom!
The pupils gathered together this morning to celebrate the theme of biodiversity in our school. Over the previous months the pupils have been identifying the living creatures and the habitats in which they live on our school grounds. We have been very busy improving the biodiversity in our school. The Green School Committee along with the teachers and Mr. Caldbeck planted a cherry blossom tree. We are looking forward to watching the tree grow over the coming years. It is a wonderful symbol of our dedicated work. .
The pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes attended a Rugby Blitz in Tullow Rugby Club today. Thank you to Larry Canavan for the invitation to participate in the event. The pupils played games of tag rugby with other schools in the local area. An enjoyable day was had by all. Well done to the pupils on their terrific display of teamwork.
Today we celebrated biodiversity in our school. The green school committee organised an exciting day of activities to raise awareness of the biodiversity in our school. We had an action packed day which included a nature trail to discover the various habitats and creatures that are living in our school grounds. We also painted stones to decorate our school garden, created projects on creatures and made bird feeders and habitat models out of recycled materials. We were amazed that birds use their beaks to create their nests.It was a wonderful day. Have a look at our ‘Green School’ page to see us in action. Thank you to the committee for their wonderful work.