For the months of September and October (weather permitting) we intend to do a daily "Morning Mile" (morning 1.5 kilometre just doesn't have the same ring to it!). There's no messing with gear or anything like that, just high-viz vests and off we go for a brisk morning walk. The fresh air and exercise is the perfect… Continue reading Out for our Morning Mile! (Well, 1.5km to be precise!)
Our Junior Entrepreneur project has come to an end and Super Smoothies Ltd has been wound up. Today we got to spend the remainder of our profits having already purchased ukuleles. We had an absolutely fantastic day in Westport House! We enjoyed the flume ride, swinging ship, cannon ball run, swan pedal boats and the… Continue reading Spending our JEP profits in Westport House! Photo gallery
Our school is situated in such a beautiful place! Just outside our school gate is a lovely, quiet road which hosts a plethora of wild flowers. These flowers are currently enjoying their moment in the sun before the deciduous trees overhead develop their canopy. Our task this morning was to find wildflowers and write a detailed description… Continue reading Wildflower Walk! We found wood sorrel, primroses, common dog violets and more!
A busy day in the senior room! Today we used marbling inks and water to create some beautiful patterns. We each placed a few drops of ink on the surface of some water and transferred the colours onto our paper. We will use these strips of paper to make decorative and unique bookmarks… Continue reading Marvellous Marbling, viewfinders and #sowandgrow
Following our lesson on the Céide Fields, click on the link below to read about the Archaeological Survey undertaken during the construction of the Charlestown Bypass. Uncovered-Archaeology_N5-Charlestown-Bypass Use the document to answer the following questionnaire:
We returned to school this week with an extra hour of daylight, a bit of warmth in the air and a definite feeling that spring had finally sprung! So we were especially delighted to receive our "Sow & Grow" kit from Innocent Ireland and GIY. The pack contained a bag of organic compost, a bunch… Continue reading Sow and Grow 2016
It's Friday, yay! 😎 Also, Morhers' Day is this weekend so we created some gorgeous memory boxes as gifts for our wonderful mammies!
We had a very interesting morning today as we were joined by Ciara, Cillian, Jade, Nicole & Rebecca who are all Transition Year students in St Louis Community School in Kiltimagh. They delivered a lovely lesson on communication skills which went down very well with 4th, 5th & 6 classes. They will return for another… Continue reading TY Peer4Peer with @StLouisCS & The Power of Twitter with @blognamara
Business moguls beware, the pupils of Craggagh NS are feeling bullish and are poised to launch a new business in the coming weeks! We have broken out into 5 groups and are currently working on separate ideas. The 5 ideas at research stage right now are: Doggie Bags Healthy Smoothies Wholesome Cupcakes Handmade Soap… Continue reading Brainstorm! Our Junior Entrepreneur Project Is Underway! @JEP_National
Joy To The World and Jingle Bells performed by 4th, 5th & 6th classes on Grandparents' Day.
KYMS - Keep Your Mouth Shut! Keep Your Mouth Shut | Synopsis From 1947 to 1957 the Bureau of Military History recorded over 1,700 witness statements from veterans of the 1913-1921 era. One of these witnesses was Senator Seán T Ruane, who was appointed principal of our school, Craggagh NS in 1914. Our play is… Continue reading Senior Room – KYMS
We're studying all things 1916 in history these days as we lead up to next year's centenary celebrations. We are particularly interested in local stories about Craggagh, Kiltimagh & Balla and the lives of the people who lived here. Today, Alannah brought in these medals which were awarded to her great grandfather, Martin McNicholas,… Continue reading Alannah’s Great Grandfather’s War of Independence Medals #rang1916 @mayo_history @dfarchives
We had a fabulous day at the National Museum of Country life today. We spent most of our time learning about and examining ordinary objects made by people using the materials that they had to hand at the time; mostly straw, willow (sally) and heather. All sorts of household, farming and fishing items were made… Continue reading Visit to National Museum of Country Life