Senior Tour to Castlecomer Discovery Park
There was great excitement in the middle and senior rooms as we boarded the bus on our school tour to Castlecomer Discovery Park. All the children from 2nd class to 6th class had a very enjoyable day.
The children in 2nd to 4th class got to do the climbing wall and tree top adventure. Here the children had to climb a wall while harnessed in. The Tree Top Adventure they had to climb up to the top of a tree and follow the trail around several trees such as walking over wooden planks, wires and climbing across nets.
While 5th and 6th class (even Ms. Flynn and Mr. Bolger did it - well actually we were forced into it by some very persuasive children!!!) did the octagon. Here we had to climb up a flight of stairs to the bottom level where we crossed a wire to get out to the octagon and follow along the various paths across wires, planks and various climbing frames. While out there we were harnessed in but had to change out harness wires each time we went onto another part of the octagon.
All classes got to explore the river near by looking for creatures, fish and other signs that the river was either polluted or not polluted.
Once we were finished with the activities we ended the day with a trip to the shop and a fairy town. The children cleared out the shop, from hot chocolates, ice-creams and bars!!! Apologies to all parents returning them to you hyped up on sugar!!!!
It was a very enjoyable day where everyone had so much fun!!! This tour this year was a hit with everyone!!!
Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling Blitz
This year the children in 5th and 6th class took part in the Cuman na mBunscoil Hurling blitz on Wednesday 11 May. The team showed great heart and determination and had two wins on the day, resulting in the team going to the final in St. Brendan's Park Birr.
The final took place on Tuesday 17 May. The team really worked together and showed so much drive to perform well in the final and to ultimately win the final!!
This is a massive achievement for the team and for the school. This is the first year in Coolanarney's history that we have been able to field a hurling team on our won and to win that final was the icing on the cake!
All the staff, the children, parents and wider community are so proud of our team.
Congratulations to our team and to Ms. Flynn who coached and trained the team.