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St. Edward’s NS in the Showgrounds

We have had a great start to the year, with the opportunity to play in the Showgrounds as part of Sligo Rovers celebration of  their 90th anniversary.

Sligo Rovers Football Club was formed 90 years ago this month as a result of an amalgamation of two junior sides, Sligo Town and Sligo Blues.

Their first game was a 9-1 victory against Ballyshannon in Donegal on 23rd September 1928 in the qualifying round of the Connacht Cup.

As part of the celebrations and to commemorate that first match, our school represented the Sligo players from 1928 and we played against a Ballyshannon football team.

  We  started our evening in the Sligo Rovers Hospitality Suite.  We had the opportunity of forming a guard of honour for the current Sligo Rovers team at the start of the match.  Then, we had a very enjoyable match  at half time in the Showgrounds, playing in front of over a thousand people! Finally, we finished the evening off cheering on the Bit O’ Red.

It was an amazing experience and one we will never forget.

Summer Camp 2018

The main focus of our Summer Camp was learning through playful experiences and we certainly had a lot of those!

From tie dyeing t-shirts to green screen technology to athletics track activities to baking to storytelling in Sligo Library to listening to stories from the streets of Sligo over a hundred years ago! And the rest! Thank you to all those who helped to organise it, as well as the children who brought their energy and smiles. 

Summer Camp August 20th to 24th

We are very excited about the start of camp tomorrow with the lucky 24 children selected to take part this year. We are determined not to let any possible rain  slow us down so make sure to bring a rain jacket and/or a change of clothes! All lunches/snacks are provided and there are a number of field trips planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. See you all at 9:30 AM sharp.

 

End of Year Assemblies

We had a number of end of year events in the school this week. We marked the retirement of teacher Ellen McKiernan on Wednesday with a school mass in our hall which was celebrated by Fr. Rooney. It also marked the graduation of our 6th class who began with a lovely procession of lights. 

On Thursday, the victorious Sligo Hurling team, who won the Lory Meagher Cup in Croke Park last Sunday, came back to visit. Keith Raymond, their captain fantastic and a proud past pupil of our school, spoke passionately about the importance of following your dream, working hard and taking care of your body. He recalled a visit by Mark Scanlon to the school back in 1998 as World Junior Cycling Champion when Keith was a pupil here and the impact that had on him and his love of playing sport. 

 

Friday was our final day. At the prize-giving assembly, the children who had very good attendance received a prize. Special mention to Kian and Melanie who did not miss even a single day! Each week, children who have not missed a day get a green slip to enter this draw and, as well as a monthly draw in each class, there is a big draw at the end of each term. Congratulations to Leon in Junior Infants whose name came out of the big draw! Team Poland won the big team prize for Sports Day and they collected their prizes from Ms Kivlehan. This was the first time that any Sports Day team had received a perfect score in all areas of co-operation and teamwork! The rounders tournament came to an exciting finale on Sports Day and the children who took part also received their medals.

 

Sizzling Hot Sports Day!

On the hottest day of the year so far, we held our sports day! There were no rain jackets or ducking in and out between showers or warm jumpers for the cold. Just buckets of sunscreen and water, shorts and t-shirts, games, fun and happy people!

Hazelwood in May

On Friday morning, May 18th, Senior Infants and 1st Class set off on a big bus to nearby Hazelwood. As we arrived, many of us were amazed by the amount of bluebells all around. We quickly got into groups and were led by Shailagh (otherwise known as Miss Squirrel). She showed us many plants and trees and explained to us why they looked the way they did. We learned lots and even got to taste some wood sorrel which looked like shamrock! It tasted bitter like lemon.

Some trees we came across included: oak, beech, hazel, ash, sycamore, yew, ivy, holly and hawthorn. We finished up with a picnic by the lake and the sun even came out for us! Back at school, Miss Squirrel put us into groups to make posters showing some trees we had discovered in Hazelwood. What a fun day it was!

Active School Week

We had great fun last week for Active School Week.

On Thursday, we played gaelic and learned lots of drills including how to pass and solo the ball. We played games which were great fun and helped improve our ball handling skills.

Friday was a very busy day with swimming in the Clayton Hotel, a soccer league in the Sligo IT and the juniors took part in Athletics on the Running Track over in Sligo IT.

Throughout the week we had our Walking Lap Challenge on our School Track. Every time we walked or ran a lap we ticked it on our board. At the end of each day we counted to see how many laps we completed for the day.  On Thursday we completed over 350 laps!!!

Every morning we started the day with our Shake up and Wake up dance. I think our favourite dance had to be the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ which got everyone moving.

Some of the classes took on the 60 minute a day Physical Activity Challenge as part of their Active Homework.

We really enjoyed our Active Week this year.

 

Active School Week

Active School Week has gotten off to a great start.

Even with a windy start to the week, the children from Junior Infants to Second class visited the Astro Turf in Sligo IT.  They took part in fun relays and running games.

While the senior children from third to sixth class enjoyed soccer training with Darragh Healy from FAI.

On Wednesday, we started the day with Shake up and Wake up, with Ms. Quigley leading us in the Macarena dance.

Gerry Ferguson , Tug-O-War National Coach came in and the seniors learned the best skills on how to compete in Tug-O-War.

The Juniors had great fun climbing and jumping on the Gymnastic frames.

Looking forward to more activities tomorrow.

Active School Week April 17th to 20th.

Next week is Active School Week. Get ready for lots of fun and games.

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Remember our Active Slogan from last year.

Stay Active, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy!!!

Soccer Blitz at the Showgrounds

Today some of our children got to display their super soccer skills. Our girls played 3 games in the morning. While our boys got to play 4 games in the afternoon. There were some great goals scored throughout the day. There were also some great saves by both Oliwia and Mikey in goals.

We had a great day out and no doubt Sligo Rovers have  a few stars in the making!

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