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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!

Senior Tour

5th and 6th classes went on their tour this week to Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran and had a great day. 

Once the wet suits were finally on, we headed to Rossnowlagh beach where we had some games and some instructions on the shore before jumping into the waves with our body boards. 

After a well deserved lunch, we headed back outdoors to compete on the Toraíoct Adventure Challenge. There was lots of climbing and crawling and squeezing through and balancing and running and……

There were a lot of tired heads on Monday evening!

CPR and Defibrillator Training

Children from rooms 1, 11 and 12 took part in a first aid training workshop with Brian O’Hara from Innisfree Safety. We discussed fire and water safety and learned about how to contact emergency services on 999 if we ever need them.

Brian showed us a defibrillator and we learned how to use one. They are also called AEDs. We were surprised by how safe and easy they were to use. They can be used if somebody is unconscious and not breathing. You can check this by watching their chest for 10 seconds to see if it is going up and down. We also learned how to do compressions on a persons chest and on a baby’s chest to help keep the blood circulating around their body while waiting for help to arrive. 

It was really great to get the chance to practice these skills on the mannequins. The strange thing was that they were all called Anne! 



Internet Safety in Room 1

In February, 4th and 5th class in room 1 were learning about internet safety. We learned about technology through the ages and discussed what cyber bullying is after watching an animated clip about a girl who is excluded from her group of friends. Her friends used group texting to talk about her behind her back and decide that they were not going to go to her birthday party, but go to another persons party on the same day instead! We learned that being a bystander is not ok, that we need to stand up for others if we know that somebody is being bullied.  

We are also learning how to comment in a positive way on people’s work online. We have been practicing by writing comments on news articles on ClicNews online. Please watch our video for our 5 tips on composing a great comment!

Commenting on Peopel’s work online from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.


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

Mindfulness in 4th class

Breathing Exercises

In 4th class we do breathing activities every day with Ms. Reilly. We put our feet flat on the floor, sit up straight and close our eyes or focus on one spot in the room. We put one hand on our belly and the other hand on our chest so we can feel the breaths in our body. When we are relaxed we then count our breaths for 1 minute. We have started to notice that our breathing is slower when we are calm and faster when we are excited or giddy.

We also use our glitter jars as one of our mindfulness techniques to help us to focus and calm down.

First we all shake our jars. Teacher then counts to 3 and we all stop and put our jars on the table.

We then focus on the glitter in the jar and watch until all of the bits of glitter fall to the bottom of the jar. The glitter represents all the thoughts in our minds and our minds feels calmer as the glitter settles.

Sometimes in 4th class we do relaxation lying down. We get to use cushions and blankets. We listen to teacher leading us through a relaxation journey to make us feel calm, safe and happy.


Sports Day 2017

The weather did not co-operate but we still had great fun  for Sports Day! We went to the IT and got to use their fantastic facilities. We ran on the athletics track, tried out the long jump, ran novelty races in the grass, played football on the astro turf, and played basketball and parachute games in the Knocknarea Arena! 

Classes were in mixed teams and we cant wait for assembly next week when we find out which teams got the most points for working well together!

Food Dudes in Senior Infants

We have been using the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme in St. Edward’s and Senior Infants have learned all about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables every day to keep healthy. We watched episodes of the adventures of the Food Dudes as they fought General Junk, Master Disaster and Miss Demeanour. We got lots of rewards for eating portions of fruit and vegetables which were delivered to our classroom every day.

For phase 2 of the programme, we got special  lunchboxes and brought in our own fruit and veg from home. We got ticks on a chart each time we brought them in as we work towards getting our certificates. 

Luke says he likes eating peppers now, so does Blake. He brings them in his new lunchbox! Lauren liked tasting the cucumber and Patrick Gerard loved the grapes especially.

Food Dudes in Rm 10

Second class enjoyed taking part in Food Dudes. We had fruit and vegetables each day. We got awards for trying new foods. Some were really delicious. Our favourite were mange tout and grapes. On the last day we got special Food Dudes lunch boxes and now we bring in our own fruit and vegetables for lunch.


Order of Malta Ambulance visit

On May 19th, Liam and Conor from the Order of Malta Ambulance service came to visit our school. They showed us round the inside of the ambulance and all the equipment that they use. They demonstrated how they use “Annie” to teach people how to do CPR  to help to resuscitate people. They even put some bandages on the Senior Infants who asked them to teach them some skills for their Doctor’s Surgery role play corner! They spoke to the senior classes about the benefits of volunteering with The Order of Malta. They get to attend big events such as music festivals for free, and learn lots of new skills which can save lives. Did you know that Sligo has been named as European Volunteering Capital 2017? We presented them with a donation towards the Order of Malta which we collected on a non- uniform day during Active School week. 

Thank you so much Liam and Conor, we really enjoyed your visit, learned loads of interesting things and had great fun!

Order of Malta volunteers demonstrate how Annie helps them to teach people some vital skills!


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