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Sligo On Ice!

Some of the children in room 1 wrote about their trip to Sligo On Ice:

On Tuesday the 19th of December, the children from room 1, room 12 and room 11 went ice skating at Sligo On Ice in Stephen St. car park in town. – Kelsey & Miya

We have been planning to go to Sligo On Ice for the past three weeks. Each week we had to earn 15 dojo points. In order  to get dojo points you have to do your best in class,be a good listener, be ready to work and have a tidy table. When we counted them the  day before ice skating, we had enough dojo points.The day finally came and everybody had to have a jacket,  track suit bottoms, long socks, gloves and a spare  change of clothes- Donald & David 

 We left at 11AM and we walked up the hill. Teacher said there was a surprise. We kept walking past the skating rink and went to the 4 Lights for chips! After that, we walked to Sligo On Ice. We got some ice skates and put on some helmets. They gave us the safety instructions and then we got on the ice. Some people slipped and fell, and some people were holding onto the wall. Then we all got the hang of it and soon everyone was skating all around. Even some of the teachers! – Mikey & Rachel

When we got off the ice, we went over to the seats and took off our skates. We got back into our pairs and headed back to school.  We really enjoyed skating and would really recommend it to anybody. We would love to do it all over again!-Tiffany & Shayna


Santa Mile Dash

On Thursday 21st December, we went over to the Sligo IT running track to take part in our first Santa Mile Dash. Everyone from Junior Infants to 6th and including the staff got dressed up as Santa Claus or reindeers and even some elves.

Our aim was to try and walk or run a mile. It was great fun and we really got into the Christmas spirit with Christmas music in the background.

We estimated that we ran over 180 miles. That is the same distance as it is from Sligo to Cork!!

Well done everyone and a special well done to Tommy from Room 1 who ran the fastest mile on the day.

Christmas Week in Junior Infants.

We have had a very busy week getting ready for Christmas.

We have been learning about ‘The Nativity’.  We put baby Jesus into our manger in school as we won’t be here on Christmas Day.  We saw Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds,the Wise Men and of course the animals that were in the stable when Jesus was born. We also got to see 3rd class perform their Nativity play. It  was excellent. 

On Wednesday, our parents came into our school and we performed a poem and some Christmas songs. We dressed up and got our faces painted.  We liked having our parents at school.

On Thursday, all the school went over to Sligo IT track for our Santa Mile Dash. We wore Santa hats and some of us dressed up. We ran around the track listening to Christmas music. It was great fun. We estimated that between all of us we ran approximately 180 miles which is the same distance  if you were travelling from Sligo to Co. Cork!!!!!

We also had a very special visitor to our class.  Santa came to our class. We were so happy to see him because he is very busy at the moment. He brought everyone a special treat. Thank you Santa.

I think after all this we are ready for our Christmas holidays. Happy Christmas everyone.



Fun and Games at the IT

On Tuesdays, we go over to the IT and the students there do some P.E. activities with us.

My class walked over to the IT.  When we got over to the IT there were coaches. We went to our section and the coaches told us their names.
Afterwards we all got split up into teams. I was with all my friends. I was really happy!

Me and my friend Kelsey were on a team together and the game was to get all the beanbags into your hoop. Whenever all the beanbags were gone from the middle, we had to steal each others.

Later we swapped sides and played Simon Says and I was so good at it! Afterwards we played handball and my team won. We were Team Green.

When we had to go we all said bye and thank you. I had the best time ever!
The End

Mia. Room 1

Ag Súgradh le Chéile

Last Friday, 24th November some parents and pupils from junior infants to 2nd class took part in a play workshop in our school hall. The workshop  aims to promote active play between children and their parents.

Thanks to all the parents who came in and especially  Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership who came into run the workshop.

The children really enjoyed the afternoon.

Great Day at O’ Boyle Park

On Thursday 5th October pupils and parents were invited to attend a fun day in O’Boyle Park. It was organised by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership. We were very lucky to have the opportunity  to use the great facilities including the running track, basketball court, football pitch and the outdoor gym.

Thank you very much to Diane and Teresa from Sligo Sport and Recreation and to the parents who came to join in on this special day.

Primary Schools Athletics

Primary Schools Athletics

We got ready in the hall .We walked over to the IT. It was my first time there. I felt nervous, but when my race was on I felt super. On my team were Mikey,Josh,Jamie and me. Our team finished in second place.

The weather was nice, but a bit cold. There were lots of teachers and children. I knew a lot of people there. There were also a lot of schools there.

We were the orange team. The green team came first in their heat. Gary,Herman,Emily and Aivis were the green team. They got into the finals and came in third place. We were all very happy for the green team.

We all had fun and I would love to do it again.


Room 1


See more photos on the Sligo Sports and Recreation Paternership Facebook page

Tug of War Challenge

As part of European Week of Sport, St. Edward’s NS were very lucky to have Gerry Ferguson come into our school and teach us all about Tug of War.

Tug of War is a great team sport where everyone works together. Two teams are against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of the rope with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the other team’s pull.

We had competitions against different teams in our class. It was great fun when we had the boys against the girls and even the Staff against the Pupils competition.

It was really enjoyable but hard work too as we had to use all our strength to pull as hard as we could.

Student Council

During  September each of the senior classes from 3rd to 6th elected two children to represent their views on the Student Council for this school year. The council meet once a month with Mrs Mc Gowan to make suggestions from the children’s point of view about improving our school. Every class holds classroom meetings with their teacher so that everyone’s ideas are included for discussion. The first topic for discussion this year is play time equipment.  We are all looking forward to hearing the suggestions next week from the classes.

The children elected to the council this year are:

New Student Council

Hope and Anthony from Room 3

Mia and Mikey from Room 1

Lauren and Jamie from Room 4

Nicole and Umesh from Room 11

Emily and Nigel from Room 12

It is great to have children in our school who  work together to make every day better for all of us.

Clubs in our Area.

September is an excellent time of year to join a new club or take up a new sport.

There is an excellent list of Clubs and contact details of coaches on the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership website.  Follow the link below to find out what clubs are in our area.

Clubs & Facilities

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