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.
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.
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!
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.
As part of 'Wellness Week' the boys and girls picked a secret friend for the week. Each child picked a child's name out of a box and the boy/girl that they picked was their secret friend. They then had to be a good friend to this person and be extra kind to them.