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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


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

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

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Yard Games in Room 11

In room 11 we have been thinking about new games which we can play on yard. We decided to donate €1/€2 each to new yard equipment. We collected €38 and then began researching what games/equipment we could buy with this money.

We looked through the Smyths catalogue online and agreed on a selection of board games and ball games. We play these on yard once a week.

Buzz and Kinetic sand were donated to our class by two children in Room 11.

We discussed yard games at home with our parents and one parent remembered playing skittles as a child. We decided to make our own set of skittles. Teacher cut fencing posts into equal sized skittles. In class we numbered and painted each one. We record our scores on a record sheet and we have become quite competitive!

We love playing dodge ball so we also included this game in our yard rota.

We use the track twice a week – ‘Do your walking as you’re talking’.

We also bring mats out on yard. Some people make large boxes with them while others sit on them to chat or colour.

Yard has become more interesting and we look forward to it each day.


Seachtain na Gaeilge in Room 7

Bhí an craic ar súil i seomra 7 i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge, féach ar ár bpictúirí thíos! Is maith linn an scéal An Cochaillín Dearg, mar sin, rinneamar dráma beag shimplí do na Naíonáin Shóisearacha. Mhúin siad damhsa beag Gaelach dúinn. 

We had great craic in room 7 during Irish Week, just look at the photos below! We like the story of Little Red Riding Hood so we made a simple little drama for the Junior Infants. They taught us a little Irish dance!


Maths Fun at Lunch Time

Some of our 5th class girls had fun making triangular pyramids at lunch time today out of play mats. And they made lovely cosy tents. 

Congratulations John!

We are very proud of the achievement of John Travers, SNA in The Ark, who won  the National 1500m Indoor Chamionship title in a nail biting finish in Abbotstown last weekend. He will now be heading to Belgrade to the European Indoor Championships at the beginning of March. You can see his race on the RTE Player here , his race starts at 05:30. Well done John, what a great role model for the children of our school!

St. Edward’s in the News again!

We were delighted to be invited by the Sligo Champion to be part of their School Around The Corner series. There was great excitement when we bought our local newspaper on Tuesday to find an 8 page supplement all about life in our school! If you haven’t already bought a copy, get in there quick before they are all gone!

10 @ 10



At 10 o ‘clock today,  pupils, parents and staff were all active and taking part in some form of exercise as part of Operation Transformation 10@10 nationwide initiative.

Schools across the country put down their school books and got active, trying to show the importance of exercise in our lives.


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