FUTSAL

Futsal is the official FIFA version of the indoor 5 a side football. It is played between two teams of five players,one of whom is the goalkeeper and up to seven substitutes per team may be used. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used.
Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regulation football. The ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as refining ball control, passing and dribbling in small spaces.

The children in the middle room attended Futsal in Ballinamore on November 8th.

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Gardening with Wayne

15th September 2017

  • watering in the polytunnel
  • digging potatoes
  • harvesting leeks
  • harvesting beetroot
  • weeding, watering and planting parsley in the polytunnel
  • pulling pink tree spinach in the polytunnel

5th October 2017

  • harvesting leeks in bed 6 and then weeding bed 6
  • weeding bed 4 and 5
  • weeding in the polytunnel
  • harvesting tomatoes in the polytunnel
  • planting onions in bed 3
  • devil’s ear lettuce being planted in the polytunnel – middle bed
  • shinkeinu japanese over wintering onions
  • beetroot in left bed in polytunnel – separate seedlings
  • quinoa sprinkled in polytunnel to kill red ants

20th October 2017

  • weeding in beds 2,3,4,5,6,7
  • watering in polytunnel
  • weeding around beetroot
  • weeding leeks
  • planting mustard
  • putting weeds in compost
  • weeding bed 3 except for 3 brussels sprouts and 1 kale
  • in pollytunnel on the right side of T2 is mangetout pea winterkefe
  • on the left of T2 is amsterdam forcing carrot
  • we planted 6 peas and 3 rows of carrots

16th November 2017

  • weeding chickweed and ragworth because the chickweed takes the nitrogen out of the soil and the ragworth is poisonous for animals
  • weeding in the polytunnel
  • T1 is growing beetroot and mustard
  • T2 has strawberry and salad leaves
  • T3 has chard, leeks and broccoli
  • T4 has onions, salad leaves and parsley
  • there is no sign of red ants so it looks like the quinoa is working
  • Leaves were raked and put into the compost
  • watering cans need to be left full in the polytunnel
  • chard has been harvested to bring home and cook

 

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Making Jam in the Middle Room

The children in the middle room picked blackberries around the school grounds and made home made blackberry jam. Millie’s mammy very kindly sent in some home made bread for them to use with their jam.

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Nature Walk October 2017

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September 2017 – A New School Year

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready for the school year ahead. We would like to welcome the new children to our school.

Brendan Maguire, Gemma Kiernan, Riley Cowdell, Amy McBrien, Michael Brennan, Jayden McGivergan and Cian  Nolan.

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Awards Ceremony/Raising our Green Schools Flag

On Monday the 26th June we held our annual Awards Ceremony.

Awards presented on the day were:

  • School Attendance Certificates
  • PAWS certificates
  • Sports Day Participation Certificates
  • Cumann na mBunscol medals

Martin Kenny TD who is also a parent in our school presented the Cumann na mBunscol medals. He also raised our 7th Green Schools Flag which we achieved for Global Citizenship and Energy.

Thank you to everyone who attended on the day.

School Attendance Certificates:

Sports Day Participation Certificate:

Cumann na mBunscol Medals:

 

Raising our Green Schools Flag:

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School Sports Day

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School Tour June 2017

This year all the children in our school attended Knocknarea adventure centre in Sligo as part of Let’s Go Tours. Great fun was had by all.

 

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CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL 2017

On Tuesday the 30th May our two school teams played in  Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. Congratulations to our girls team who defeated Bornacoola NS in the shield final and to our boys team who defeated Aughnasheelin NS in the division 3 final.

 

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Hunting for minibeasts

Today the children in the infant room spent an enjoyable afternoon hunting for minibeasts and examining their findings.

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