Fifth/Sixth Classes

May 8th 2023

Irish Dancing Win


img20230508114437Amy Devaney from Mrs Connaughton's Sixth Class is no stranger to our website. I have reported on her countless wins over the last number of years.

Amy began Irish Dancing with Emerald Lake Academy of Irish Dance in Rochefortbridge ten years ago, when she was just three years old. She is certainly dedicated to it as she attends lessons every Tuesday and Wednesday and also on Sunday if a competition is looming.

On Saturday, Amy took part in the North Dublin Open, which was held in the River Valley Community Centre, Swords. In the U13 age category, Amy came first in the Slip Jig and Reel and she came second in the Hornpipe and Modern Set. In the U14 age category, she came first in the Heavy Jig and second in the Open Championship. Amy also took part in the U15 Trad Set and came in sixth place. Huge congratulations Amy, what a wonderful achievement!


May 2nd 2023

Weightlifting Competition Winner


img20230502134951Isabella Bradley from Mrs Gilligan's Fifth Class has been a member of Fitness4U Gym clean and jerkfor 8 months. She trains three days a week for an hour each time. Isabella focuses her attention on Snatch and Clean & Jerk.

On Sunday April 30th, Fitness4U hosted a competition with teams travelling from Dublin and Cork. Isabella took part in Group 2 by her age and weight. She Snatched 22KG which is her personal best (PB). img20230502135421She lifted 29KG in Clean & Jerk, although she has a PB of 30KG. Isabella was delighted to win first place. Congratulations Isabella!


April 21st 2023

Cavan County Museum

img20230421105428Our fifth class students, from Mrs Gilligan's and Mr Ennis' classes, love History as their projects in an earlier article prove! Recently they have been learning all about World War I and will soon move on to the 1916 Easter Rising.

Today, the lucky students travelled to Ballyjamesduff to visit the Cavan County Museum. The museum houses many fascinating artefacts dating from the Stone Age through to the 20th century, with material spanning over 6,000 years. Our students focused on the events of World War I and the 1916 Easter Rising. They practised making trenches using heavy sandbags and wooden planks. Their knowledge was tested when they matched answers to questions about words and phrases typically used during that time. Some of the words are still being used today like 'Kip', which of course means having a sleep. They had great fun trying on uniforms and helmets worn by the young soldiers during World War I. They saw a replica of a bayonet and saw real guns used during the war. They took turns holding one of the guns and were amazed at how heavy it was. They also had the opportunity to visit the replica of the  General Post Office (GPO), Dublin, which was the headquarters of the Irish Volunteers during the 1916 Easter Rising. Alison and Johann were our guides and were available to answer the many questions that the children had.

This may have been our students first time to visit the County Cavan Museum but I'm sure it won't be the last!







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April 21st 2023

World War I Hero



Oisin Mc Donnell from Mrs Gilligan's Fifth Class brought a family heirloom into school today to show his classmates.

img20230421092408William Taffe, Oisin's great great grandfather, fought and sadly lost his life in World War I. Mr Taffe's next of kin were presented with a commemorative medallion to mark his service during the war. The medallion was known as a Death Penny.

  • April 17th 2023
  • All Ireland Boxing Champion

    • img20230417125830Kayla Mc Loughlin Nevin, from Mrs Connaughton's Sixth Class, is no stranger to the boxing arena. She began boxing with the Olympic Boxing Club Mullingar when she was five years old. She has won many medals over the years and last year, she made it all the way to the All Ireland Finals but was sadly beaten on the night.img20230417125810 
    • On Saturday last, Kayla travelled to the National Stadium in Dublin to take part in this year's All Ireland Finals. In the Girl 2 - 45Kg category, Kayla came up against the same boxer which must have been daunting, but after a tough battle Kayla was declared the winner. Congratulations Kayla on your wonderful achievement!


March 31st 2023

Scór na bPáistí


The county final of Scór na bPáistí was held in The Downs GAA Club last night. Ms Kelly has been putting our competitors through their paces over the last couple of weeks in preparation for this final stage. The culmination of all their hard work was on display last night for all to enjoy. Our sixth class figure dancers - Evelyn, Aoife, Kara, Faye, Amy, Robyn, Karina, Rachel, Maya and Saibh performed a cross reel to Darren Checkley's 'Keep it Reel'. Once again they performed well and were delighted to finish in second place. Our solo singer Darragh sang Phil Coulter's classic 'The Town I loved So Well'. Darragh did a great job and was crowned the overall winner in his section. Congratulations to Ms Kelly and our wonderful performers!


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