Third Class recently visited Athlone town as part of our local history study.
We visited Athlone Castle, SS. Peters and Pauls Church, the Luan Gallery, St Mary’s Church of Ireland and the birthplace of Count John McCormack.
In Athlone Castle, we learned all about the 1691 Siege of Athlone. In SS Peter and Paul’s Church we saw the famous stained glass windows designed by Harry Clarke Studios.
We also visited the statue of Count John McCormack, who was a world famous tenor from Athlone.
We then crossed the ford bridge and visited St Mary’s Church of Ireland and the ruins of the walls of Athlone.
First Class School Tour
On Wednesday the 1st of June First Class went to Turoe Pet Farm on their school tour. We went on a walk around the pet farm and saw all the animals. There was even a crocodile on the farm! Next we went to Inflatable City and finally we went into the Jungle World. The children all had great fun and the day was enjoyed by all.
Go Games Trip to Croke Park
Our school, along with 3 other schools in Co. Roscommon were chosen to take part in the GAA Go Games pilot scheme which involved children getting a chance to sample Gaelic Football, Hurling/Camogie, Handball and Rounders. A day trip to Croke Park was a reward to the schools who took part.
On Monday the 20th of June Ms Fallon, Ms O’Keeffe and 31 children from 4th and 5th classes went to Croke Park. When we arrived we were welcomed by Pat Culhane the co-ordinator of the programme before setting of on a guided tour of the stadium. After the tour the children had a blitz and got to play 6 matches on the pitch against the other schools from Roscommon. They children really enjoyed the day and a great time was had by all.
Six of our students won the U-10 Roscommon Community Games title for Drum Clonown in Gaelic football.
Kevin Jordan captained the team to a great victory in Ballyleague last Sunday.
Well done to Brian Finneran, Shane Doran, James Doherty, Caimin Macken, Cian Duffy and Kevin Jordan on their win. We are very proud of you all!
Best of luck in the Connaught Finals.