In school we have been learning all about how to look after animals. The boys and girls were delighted to put what they had learned into practice by taking care of two pet rabbits for the week.
We had a busy week in school this week. The boys and girls enjoyed taking part in many different science activities to celebrate Science Week.
Today the boys and girls were encouraged to get creative. We recycled household items and made them into cool robots. The boys and girls enjoyed making their robots and they were very proud of their finished art work.
Check out the videos below to see the boys and girls of Broghall NS giving it their all as they disco dance to some top Halloween tunes!
On the 21st of October we visited a local pumpkin patch. 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.
On the 18th of October, Holly our Hooves 4 Hospice was sold at Birr Mart. Michael Carroll did a great job feeding and taking good care of Holly. As the school was involved with the purchasing of Holly we brought the Senior Room pupils to the mart to view the sale of Holly. Holly was sold for €1030 and all of this money will go to Hooves4Hospice.
The boys and girls really enjoyed our school trip to Birr Castle on Wednesday the 13th of October. They worked brilliantly as teams in completing both Maths and Science trails. Again we thank our BOM for fully funding all costs associated with this.
In September and October children will be taking part in dance lessons on a weekly basis. Last June we had Lisa Hogan out to do a dance workshop with the children and the children really enjoyed it so we decided to book her for a series of 8 lessons. The cost of these lessons is €720 and the Board of Management have kindly offered to cover the cost of these lessons. We thank the Board of Management for their continued support.
In school we were learning all about the lifecycle of the butterfly. We got to observe caterpillars grow and go through the different stages of its life and turn into a butterfly. On Friday we released our butterflies, it was lovely to see the children handle the butterflies with such care.
Last Friday the junior room went on a nature walk. We walked down the Cultree road and into the fields. The children listened to the different sounds of the countryside and in groups they made a face out of different things they could find in the field. The boys and girls enjoyed the walk and found some interesting items to put in their nature bag.
On Friday the 18th of June, 3rd – 6th class participated in fun water activities on the River Shannon in Banagher. It is important that in these times, children have fun social activities to enjoy. We thank our Board of Management for funding this activity.
Sports Day took place on Thursday the 15th of June. On the day, boys and girls took part in many fun activities. At the end of the day each child received a certificate for taking part in our sports day. The boys and girls were also treated to an ice-cream cone. Our Board of Management had organised an ice-cream van to visit the school. We thank our Board of Management for their continued support in everything we do.
On Monday the 24th of May we received a letter from Farm Safe Schools Ireland. This letter stated that Seán Egan was a FBD Farm Safe Schools Regional Champion Runner Up. We are very proud of Seán for all his work and efforts that he has put into this project. We presented Seán with his certificate and gift. Well done Seán, keep up the super work.
On Friday the 11th of June pupils from the Junior Room spent the day in Boora. We released our frogs and froglets and took part in different activities throughout the day. Thanks to the BOM the boys and girls had their lunch and an ice-cream cone from The Organic Kitchen. It was a great day which was enjoyed by all.
All classes engaged in a dance workshop. Lisa Hogan was our dance instructor. She was great at getting everyone motivated and the children really enjoyed the workshop. Thanks to the BOM for covering the cost of this workshop.
Twice a week children are taught how to play different playground games. The boys and girls enjoy learning the games and play them independently at break time.
Boys and girls in the junior room are busy cooking up all sorts of dishes in their new mud kitchen. The mud kitchen is a great way of promoting imagination play, language development and cognitive growth. It is lovely to see all the boys and girls playing together and having so much fun.
Well done to our 2nd Class students who had their First Penance today. This is a big step towards receiving their First Holy Communion. Well done.
Well done to Jack for receiving the ‘Student of the Month’ trophy. Jack has been working very hard in school and his behaviour sets a good example to other pupils.
The school took part in the Offaly Sports Partnership Video Programme. Children took part in dance, yoga and strength and conditioning activities within the programme. It was super to see all the boys and girls enjoying all their movement lessons.
As our school is in the country we have lots of farms in the area. Our school is situated next to a busy farm. Through the Farm Safe School Programme we are learning a lot about farm safety and how careful we have to be around farm machinery. In school we erected signs on an adjacent farm in order to raise awareness amongst our pupils regarding farm safety.
We are delighted to have an athletics coach visit our school every Wednesday for the next six weeks. It is great to see the children so active and enjoying the programme.