On the 13th of June, everyone from third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes went to Killary Adventure Centre for our school tour. The bus left our school at 8am in the morning and arrived in Killary at 9.30am. We were put into groups when we arrived.
We took part in some excellent activities such as the giant swing, the climbing wall, gorge walking and raft building. Lunch was from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.
We arrived back at school at 6.30pm, tired but delighted.
On Tuesday we made soup with Ms.Presnail and Ms.Gillon. We started making the soup early in the morning so it would be ready for lunch. We started by peeling the potatoes, parsnips and carrots with our peelers. The vegetables we used were dug from our school garden. It was hard work peeling vegetables but we persevered and boy was it worth it.
Tom’s granny had very kindly made gorgeous, fresh scones which we were able to share. Tom managed to have a full scone but in fairness he brought them in. The soup was top class, it was so nice, the taste of parsnip, which we had brought from home, was lovely.
We put all the chopped vegetables in a bowl and Ms. Gillon brought it up to the kitchen and started to make the soup. Ms.Gillon brought down the soup for us to eat before lunch. It was scrumptious.
On Tuesday 11th of June, we supported the charity “Bumbleance”. Our former football trainer Majella’s daughter Lily is going cut her hair for the charity. We wore our jerseys to school and everyone gave a donation.
On Friday this week we went to Claremorris Athletics Club to take part in a non-competitive athletics competition with other schools. There were races such as the 60m, 80m ,100m, 200m, 400m and 800m for boys and girls. hen there was a 60m hurdles race. There were also javelin, shot put and long jump competitions. At the end each school and all the teachers ran a lap. It was a great day.
The county final against Kilmovee N.S. started at 4.30 pm on Thursday, 6th June. The starting team was Patrick in goal, Daragh and Eoin in backs, Tom and Evan in midfield, and Jack and Luke in forwards.
The score at half time was 2-4 to 0-5 to Cross. In the second half Kilmovee came back to lead by 1 point. Tom scored a great point. There was one minute left and Tom passed the ball to Daragh who passed it to Evan. Then Evan shot and scored a goal and the crowd went wild!!
Kilmovee moved the ball down the field and then took a shot and we blocked it. Then they had another shot and we blocked that one too. Finally we got the ball and hammered it up the pitch. The referee blew his whistle and we had won the match.
We went up the steps to accept the Bank of Ireland Cumann na mBunscol trophy. Our captain Tom and vice-captain Eoin lifted the cup and we all received a medal. Tom made a very good speech and the crowd clapped loudly.
The last time the school won it was 2006. Stephen Morrin, Connor O Haire, Aidan O Sullivan and the rest of the lads brought the cup back to Cross that time.
Bonfires awaited us on our return to Cross. We are all very proud.
On Wednesday, the 5th of June, our parents and families were treated to a wonderful violin recital. This took place in the Junior Room.
The children from Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st class and 2nd class had a great time in the Breaffy Sports Arena. The weather was not kind to us but it didn't matter as there was plenty to do indoors. The whole day was jam-packed with activities. The children from the junior room were able to practise the skills they learned in Aistear this month by visiting the hotel's restaurant for lunch. It was a brilliant day.
We had great fun with the Beebots we borrowed from the Mayo Education Centre. Check out the rest of our photos over on our STEM page.
Our theme this month is "The Restaurant". We loved role playing in our socio-dramatic area.
Our Small World people enjoyed visiting the Small World Restaurant.
We were very busy creating food and other items at our márla table.
We had fun completing patterns in our Art area.
Ready, Set Go Maths
Our Junior Infants continue to have loads of fun doing their practical maths with Ms. Presnail. See the fun they had this week over on our STEM page.