On the 20th of November St Kieran's NS held their Hooves 4 Hospice day. Pupils dressed up as farmers and took part in a sponsored walk. The children also engaged in different activities throughout the day linking in with our Hooves 4 Hospice theme. Holly was the winning name in our 'Name our Calf' competition, well done Dan. We had had lots of fun and pupils really enjoyed dressing up as farmers for the day. We raised enough money to pay for our calf and an additional €660. Thank you to all who donated, it was our little way of giving something to what is a great cause.
Pupils took part in the Agri Kids programme with Alma Jordan. Each session started with a reading from one of her books. In the first session Alma read her book 'The Tree Swing'. Children then learned how to prepare for a safe farm visit and how to recognise some of the signs they will see along the way.
The second session started with a reading from 'The Big Brown Bull'. Children then learned how to read the different behavioural traits and mannerisms shown by animals including bulls, horses and dogs
In the last session children listened to the story 'The Red Tractor. Children then learned about top tips on how they and farmers stay safe around farm machinery and vehicles including the do's and don'ts of quad bikes and tractors. Children enjoyed the programme and more importantly learned a lot about farm safety.
The BOM have invested in a new chromebook for each pupil within our school. Pupils were very excited to receive their new chromebook and they couldn't wait to start exploring all the new apps and programmes installed for them. With each pupil having their own device this means that we can taylor each device to the pupils needs.