We had a great day today. Many thanks to Alan Feighery for giving the boys and girls of Broughall NS the opportunity of picking out their own pumpkins from his pumpkin patch. They are all looking forward to carving them out tomorrow.
On the 6th of October all pupils attended ‘Astronaut Academy’ in Birr Library. We attended the workshop as part of Space Week. The boys and girls worked in teams to make their own rocket. They also created their own Solar System and they carried out an experiment to show why it is so important for an Astronaut to wear a space helmet and suit. Thanks to the Board of Management for covering the cost of this trip.
We had an exciting day in Broughall NS today. We were delighted to have Donna, Tara, Stuart and Tony visit our school with their Hot Air Balloon. The children were very excited. They got the opportunity to ask the team lots of questions. They also got to see first hand how a Hot Air Balloon works.
Over the past couple of weeks the children of Broughall NS have taken part in a nature fieldwork study. They learned so much from engaging with the local environment. Well done boys and girls.
Great to see the boys and girls enjoying Athletics Coaching so much. Thanks To Emmet for coming out each week to coach the children.
We had a great day out in Knockbarron today. Dale Treadwell our Heritage Expert brought us on a nature walk through the woods. We then returned to school to have a look at his dinosaur friends. The boys and girls were amazed looking at the different fossils and bones he had to show them. We finished up the day by making a home for solitary bees and some team building exercises. It was a great day enjoyed by all.
The boys and girls really enjoyed their puppet workshop. Fantastic creative talents on display by all. Well done boys and girls.
The three generations of Feigherys proudly displaying their fresh farm produce at Offaly Enterprise Day today. Well done to Billy Junior for all his hard work in putting his project together. For a young man he is showing great business acumen already. The Feighery business of producing the freshest of farm produce lies in safe hands. Good man Billy!
All of us in Broughall NS were delighted to welcome our baby chicks into the world as they hatched out last week. The boys and girls are showing great care and respect for our new arrivals as they look after them in the early stages of their lives. Well done boys and girls.
The children were delighted to welcome our K/K minor contingent who were part of the victorious Offaly minor hurling team. What great role models these young men are.
Another active day in Broughall NS. Today we also had the opening of our active walkway in the school. Well done boys and girls.
Today all children took part in a Biodiversity Workshop. The boys and girls really enjoyed learning all about the different types of trees and habitats within our school grounds. Thanks to Judith from Biodiversity for Schools for conducting the workshop.
Our school garden is almost complete. Many thanks to all those who helped out with filling the planting beds and pathways - fantastic community spirit displayed by all in giving of their time so generously. The boys and girls of Broughall NS will without doubt make great use of this facility in the future.
In school we are learning all about the lifecycle of a chicken. We are using our incubator to give the children the experience of seeing chick hatch out. The boys and girls are great at keeping an eye on the temperature of the incubator and making sure that the water is topped up regulary. Thanks a million Kevin for supplying us with the eggs and answering lots of questions from the boys and girls.
The boys and girls began their 6 week programme of athletics coaching today. With hurling coaching taking place every Wednesday also - the month of May will be a very active month for all at Broughall NS. Many thanks to our coaches Kevin and Emmett for all their hard work.
Boys and girls in all classes are really enjoying their programme of hurling and camogie coaching. Thanks Kevin in promoting the game in our school. We can really see great improvement in all the boys and girls with every week that passes. Well done boys and girls.
This week the boys and girls were learning all about the different types of birds that visit our garden. We talked about how they build their nests and what they use to build them. The children got the opportunity to hold some old birds nests and look at all the work that is put into building them. As it is nearly Easter we made our own birds nests out of chocolate and put some eggs and a chick into our nest. The boys and girls did a super job. Well done!
The Senior Room produced some lovely pieces of art. Their art symbolises the Rising of Jesus. Well done boys and girls.
Broughall NS was delighted to welcome two little visitors to our school yesterday. With the lambing season in full swing, two baby lambs visited the boys and girls of Broughall NS. The boys and girls got the opportunity to feed and embrace the recently new born lambs. It was lovely to see the children engage in such a gentle, caring manner with the two lambs. Míle buíochas to 'Feirmeoir Michael' for bringing the lambs to our school.
On Wednesday the 16th of March, the school held a Coffee Morning to help those who are suffering as a result of the Ukrainian conflict. We raised a total of €1800. Everyones generosity towards such a good cause was simply outstanding. Well done everyone.
Our story of the week in Irish last week was 'The Gingerbread Man'. Today we put our cooking skills to the test and made our own Gingerbread Men. There was no way that they were going to escape from our oven with the children keeping such a close eye on them.
To get into the season of spring each child decorated a flower pot with drawings of flowers. They then planted a dahlia bulb in their pot. The boys and girls are excited to see whos plant will grow the tallest.
Over the past couple of weeks the boys and girls have been busy making their own scarves and snoods. They used a looping method which was brilliant for developing their fine motor skills. Well done boys and girls!