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- Published: Sunday, 17 November 2019 20:41
Odd Socks Day
In conjunction with Children in Need today, it was fantastic to see all of the pupils wearing their odd socks in support of Anti-Bullying at the start of the week.
It was a great opportunity to encourage our pupils to express themselves and to celebrate their individuality and what makes them all unique!
The pupils took part in many fun activities throughout the week and have learnt the importance of standing up and speaking out when they know it’s the right thing to do. Most importantly, the pupils know that they have the power to make change happen and ensure that every pupil feels happy and safe both inside and outside school.
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Despite the inclement weather and considerable rainfall, school is OPEN today Tuesday 12th November 2019.
This year's Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019.
This year the goal is to inform schools and settings, children and young people, parents and carers to know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We are excited for this campaign as we want to create empowering, positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying CHANGE STARTS WITH US!
Just before the mid term break our boys’ football team travelled over to Drumgor PS for the annual October Football Festival. The boys were placed in a tough group with Carrick, Mullavilly, Edenderry and Ballyoran.
The first game against Mullavilly was very close and we managed to score late into the game to secure a 1-1 draw. Next, we took to the field to play Carrick PS and we ran out 2-1 winners. A tough game against Edenderry was next with some excellent defensive play on display the game finished 0-0. The final group game against Ballyoran was crucial and the boys managed to win 4-0.
These results secured our boys top spot in the group were we would face Bocombra PS in the quarter final. After a tense match the boys scored a late winner in extra time to win 1-0 and reach the semi finals. Carrick PS waited in the semi final and the result finished the same as the group stages with the boys working so hard and playing great football to win 2-1. The final was again a very hard fought match against Hart Memorial PS. There was very little separating both sides, but all of the boys managed to perform to their very best and won the final match 2-1 to win the Mid Ulster Schools -October Football Festival. All of the boys played their part in this success and represented our school so well. Very well done boys!
Last year we took part in a Litter Less Campaign, part of a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE. We've decided to take part in the campaign this year, although our focus is now on paper and recycling.
Our P6s have already been around all of the classrooms and resources areas emptying their paper recycle bins and monitoring how much paper we are actually recycling.
On Tuesday, James from Sentinus came into school equipped with laptops and robots for the Primary 6 children to work with. The children were paired up and had to programme their robots to go as quickly as possible around a track.
The children thoroughly enjoyed this programming and look forward to using it again. Thank- you to James from Sentinus for such a brilliant STEM project.
Miss McAnearney's P4 pupils recorded 69% of their October journeys to and from school to be 'active,' which was the highest class score for this month. This means that they hold onto the Sustrans Trophy for the next month and each received a small prize for their efforts.
Well done P4McA
Primary 1 had great fun exploring rhyme through the story of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. The children then enjoyed making Room on the Broom hats that they could eat! Yum! They talked about the shapes they used – a circle biscuit and a cone on top! Another special day in Primary 1.
Primary One had a fantastic day investigating pumpkins. We learnt that they are vegetables and how they grow from a seed in a pumpkin patch. We looked at the pulp and the seeds and carved a friendly pumpkin face. Mrs Jenkinson made delicious pumpkin soup for both Primary 1 classes to taste. It was yummy and very healthy! We had 2 pumpkins stories – ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper and ‘The Pumpkin Patch Parable’. The parable contained a Christian message. A bible verse can be found on the back of the masks which we made during Structured Play. Enjoy looking at the photos. Can you guess who we are behind our masks?
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