Archive for June 13th, 2017

Jun 13 2017

4th Class Trip to the Library

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Today 4th class visited Athlone Library to listen to a talk given by children’s author and illustrator, Alan Nolan. Alan was born in Dublin and he has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor’s Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

Alan told 4th class all about his life and what it is like to be an author and illustrator of children’s books. He discussed his books, how he writes and illustrates them and his plans for future books. He also gave the children a demonstration on how to draw one of his most popular characters from his books. 4th class were encouraged to draw their own interpretation of the character and they created some brilliant drawings. 

Everyone really enjoyed the talk and demonstration and Alan even signed the classes pictures before they left!!

We would like to say a big thank you to Alan Nolan and Athlone Library for organising the talk.


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Jun 13 2017

Rugby Blitz-4th, 5th & 6th Class

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Yesterday, boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class travelled to Buccaneers Rugby Club to take part in a full contact rugby blitz. All three of the classes have been taking part in contact rugby training for the past number of Wednesday’s with Connacht Rugby Youth Development Officer, Charlie Cooper. All three teams did really well, winning some matches, scoring lots of tries and making some crunching tackles! Well done to all the players involved!!


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Jun 13 2017

Active Week – Day 2

Everyone enjoyed Day 2 of Active Week in Cornafulla today. Sandra and Dave came to our school. These two instructors work for Rinka in Monksland, Athlone. They worked with the three Infant classes and Ms Dunne’s 1st Class today. Sandra and Dave did fun activities with the children. They set up an obstacle course for them and did some Gymnastics with them. Sandra and Dave played a very funny game called Sheep Tag with the children. They all absolutely loved this game! The older classes will get to do Rinka on Thursday.

All of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class pupils had a Soccer Blitz in the afternoon.

Mrs Fitzgerald came into some of the classes to talk about healthy eating in the morning and in the afternoon. She gave booklets to the children and talked to them about the importance of bringing healthy lunches to school. Mrs Fitzgerald was delighted to hear that the children in Cornafulla are very good for drinking water and milk at school. In the afternoon, Mrs Fitzgerald invited some of the classes out to the courtyard. These children got to taste strawberries, oranges, peaches, peas, pineapple, etc. She bought all of the fruit in Lidl. Thanks to Mrs Fitzgerald, Ms O’Brien, Ms Madden, Ms Lennon, Ms Glynn and Ms Browne for preparing all the fruit for us!


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