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Pizza Party

What a way to end the school year with a pizza party to celebrate the AR reading targets! Congratulations to all the children for achieving their targets!

 

Sports Day

We had a fantastic day having our joint Sports Days with Drumeela NS in Carrigallen GAA pitch. An ice cream van even popped in with some cones and slushies!

 

Cumann na mBunscol Cup Final

Congratulations to the boys and girls in Newtowngore on winning the cup! We are so proud of you all. Thanks to the coaches and supporters! See below some pictures from our celebration!

 

Irish Water Safety Workshop

Many thanks to David from Water Safety Ireland delivering a Water Safety class to all the children. He taught us how to be safe in water and also how to throw a ring buoy.

Heritage in Schools- Our Locality Newtowngore

We were so lucky to host Heritage in Schools Specialist Ann with us in Newtowngore for 5 different workshops. Ann helped us discover lots about Newtowngore and what life would have been like in the past. The senior room completed a project on Newtowngore. We looked at the old school, the clothing factory, the sawmills, the dolmen, the hall, Woodford Castle and St. Patrick’s Church and the ruins of the church founded by St. Patrick.

 

We also looked at artefacts from the past, looked at the flowers and animals found in our habitat, made clay models and a map of the village and heard some of the great myths and legends from the past.

 

The highlight of one of the workshops was exploring what life would have been like living in a ringfort. We discovered that Newtowngore had ringforts and were lucky to be allowed visit one. 

Many thanks to Heritage in Schools for partially funding this visit.

 

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