Our Baby Chicks
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.
Offaly Minor Hurlers Visit
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.
Our Active Walkway
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
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.
THE LIFECYCLE OF A CHICKEN
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.
Our Little Visitors
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.
Coffee Morning for Ukraine
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.
Planting DahliA Bulbs
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.
Our Scarves and Snoods
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!
The boys and girls made their own pancakes today. They enjoyed making the pancakes and enjoyed eating them even more.
This term all the boys and girls have been taking part in rugby coaching. They are enjoying learning all the different skills involved with the game. They are all great friends but when it comes to rugby they are all very competative.
Happy St Brigid's Day
As we performed our Christmas show early this year it gave us a chance to make these snowmen with the children. The boys and girls enjoyed making their snowmen, from the sanding down of the timber to making the hats and scarves they worked very hard.
Boys and girls in the Senior Room made an Active Advent Tree. For each day of advent they made a card and in this card was an active challenge to take part in every day. The boys and girls enjoy taking part in their active challenge at the end of each day.
OUR sECRET FRIEND
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.
Last week was 'Wellness Week' in our school. Children took part in many different activities to make them feel good about themselves and others. The boys and girls favourite day was definitely Feel Good Friday where pupils had a non uniform day and we ordered pizza for our lunch.