The children had great fun making yet another video for the Reel Life Science – Schools Video Competition. The title of the video is ‘Apples: From Seed to Soil‘. We hope you’ll enjoy watching it!
As part of our World Space Week events we organised a Skype call with Karen O’Flaherty from the European Space Agency (ESA). She taught us a lot about Space and about the work the ESA does. We had lots of questions for her and she was happy to answer them all. Our video call with her lasted almost one hour!
The children have been enjoying every minute of their horse riding lessons in Athlone Equestrian Centre and are getting more and more confident with each lesson.
With horse riding lessons on Friday mornings and swimming lessons in the afternoon, some of the children have had a very eventful first month back to school!
We hope you all enjoyed your summer holidays and that you are all ready for another exciting and eventful school year.
We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new students and we hope that you’ll all be very happy here in Drumraney N.S.
We’ve had a very busy summer of construction works and are delighted to announce that our brand new lift is finally here!!! Many thanks to everyone who was involved in this building project as it will be such a great asset to our school.
Today, to finish the school year off on a high, we organised and award ceremony and presented the children with some of the plaques, certificates, flags and various awards which they had managed to secure for the school during this school year.
First, was our Plaque of STEM Excellence from the Science Foundation Ireland. Participating in the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths awards programme has helped to raise the profile of science within the school. It has also provided a structured framework for developing STEAM work (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) thoughout the school.
Next up, was our Blue Star Programme certificate. The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary schools aimed at fostering a better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it can affect the lives of Irish citizens.
Next, was our Digital School of Distinction Award. This nationally recognised award gives us recognition for our commitment to developing the use of ICT across all curriculum areas.
Lastly, was our Green-Schools flag for Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the fifth Green-Schools theme. As we explored this theme, we became more aware of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats and we looked at steps which can be taken to increase biodiversity in our locality.
Well done to all our pupils for participating in so many educational initiatives this year and for getting the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and dedication.
As always, we have enjoyed teaching you all during this school year and we look forward to seeing you all again in September.
Wishing you all a safe and very happy summer holiday!
Well done to our Green-Schools Committee for all their hard work and dedication in helping to secure our Green-Schools flag for Biodiversity. Some of the children on the Green-Schools Committee attended an award ceremony in the Hodson Bay Hotel and returned to us with yet another Green Flag, to add to our collection.
The kids (and staff) had such a fabulous day today at Mollie Moo’s Pet Farm, Kingdom of Sports and Rock ‘n’ Bowl. They were so well behaved, polite and grateful. They are always a credit to the school when we take them on school outings. This was the last trip for this school year but we’re already looking forward to our bus trips to horse-riding and swimming lessons during our first week back in September.