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February 3rd 2020

Aladdin Success!


Following the roaring success of 'The Jungle Story' last year, Mrs Garvey thought this should become a yearly event and so, back in September 2019, our fifth class students began preparations for their own show, 'Aladdin'.


theatre - copyAfter months of rehearsals and a huge amount of hard work, the boys and girls from Ms Scally's Fifth Class performed 'Aladdin' in Mullingar Arts Centre last Thursday night, followed by Mr Beehan's Fifth Class on Friday night. Both performances were packed to the rafters and received rapturous applause and cheers from an excited and satisfied audience. The sets and costumes were worthy of a professional group of actors and who knew we had such a talented group of actors and singers in our fifth classes. For many of them I'm sure this will not be the last time we see them treading the boards. Rather this is just the beginning of their acting career. The choir was made up of our third class students, who complemented the action on stage. They sang their hearts out and sounded wonderful.


All in all, these two shows were resounding successes for all concerned. Huge congratulations to Clare Gilmartin and the whole Arts Centre team, our third class students, Ms Scally, Mr Beehan and most especially to the amazing actors and singers from our fifth classes.


 

January 16th 2020

Aladdin Update


img 7145Our fifth class students have been busy working on their performances of the Disney classic 'Aladdin', since September. Now with only two weeks to go, the excitement is definitely building. All the rehearsals have taken place in the school to date, so it was a special treat for the children to take to the stage in the Mullingar Arts Centre this week. They also had a back stage tour from musical director, Claire Gilmartin.

Our fifth classes will be supported on the nights of the shows by our superb third class choir, who were also busy rehearsing last week, late into the evening .

Everyone in the school is eagerly anticipating what promises to be a fantastic nights entertainment for all the family. Tickets are available from the school office priced at €10 per adult and €6 per child. Get yours quickly to avoid disappointment!


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January 13th 2020

Feile Rince Tulach Mhór

 

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Kara Mc Keown and Faye Mc Donald from Mrs Gilligan's Third Class are members of the Fiona Gallagher School of Dance. Yesterday, the girls travelled to Tullamore to take part in a feis and came home with a number of awards. Congratulations girls!

 

December 5th 2019

Break time Entertainment

 

After finishing six weeks of dancing lessons with dance teacher, Siobhan Moore, the students from Mrs Lyons' Fourth Class thought it would be a shame if no-one saw the dances they had learned. So a plan was hatched! Just as the junior and senior infant children arrived in the playground for their break, the fourth class boys and girls took their positions. The music began and the dancers completed two dances for the younger students and their teachers. If the shouts and cheers afterwards were anything to go by, the audience loved the dances. Well done guys!


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November 25th 2019

Buddy System


Every Friday, our sixth class students partner up with the boys and girls from Ms Hamill's Senior Infant Class and Ms Kelly's & Ms Mc Laughlin's Junior Infant Classes. Over many weeks, the older students will enjoy some paired reading with their younger friends and introduce them to board games.

We live in a world surrounded by technology so it is vital that we encourage our young children to enjoy pastimes like reading and board games. Reading ensures that a child is exposed to vocabulary on many different topics and they will hear words or phrases which they may not hear on a day to day basis. Children, who read every day, will learn to concentrate and sit still for longer periods.

The benefits of board games are far-reaching. Even simple board games help young players to identify colours, count spaces and develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity when moving pieces around a board. Learning to take turns and follow rules are also very important lessons that will help children right into adulthood.


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