Our two 5th Classes recently took part in an Arts project part funded by Sligo County Council. Artist Karen Webster worked with the children to produce a mural in the 5th/6th Class courtyard. The theme was Anti-Litter and this tied in with our role as a Green School having recently achieved our 5th Green Flag. The mural itself is not just a decorative piece but will be an invaluable resource for all classes as a place to visit to discuss environmental topics such as biodiversity and recycling. We are very grateful to Mrs Smyth for organising the project and to the class teachers Ms Munnelly & Ms Hoey. We also thank Sligo County Council and off course Karen Webster, our artist, who has worked with us previously on projects such as Primary Colours. Well done to all the 5th Class pupils on this beautiful work of art!!!
The school was visited recently by a delegation from the Fr. Flanagan League Society in the USA. They came to honour one of last year's 6th Class pupils, Fatima Jamshaid, who helped design the Society's new crest. Fatima, now a student in the Ursuline College, took part in a competition to design a crest in keeping with the mission of Fr. Edward, Flanagan, a Roscommon born priest who went to Summerhill College. Her design and two others were combined to form the final prototype, which will be used by the society in all its literature and promotional work into the future. Fatima was presented with memorabilia associated with Fr. Flanagan and Boystown by the President of the society, Steve Wolf, a former resident of Boystown, Nebraska. A big thank you to 6th Class teacher, Mrs Siobhán Calleary, who organised the competition in the school!
Congratulations to Fatima Jamshaid, who won 3rd prize in a competition to design a crest for the Fr. Flanagan League. Fr. Flanagan was the Irish born Priest, educated in Summerhill College, who went on to found Boystown in the USA, where he looked after underprivileged boys. You can find out all about him at http://www.fatherflanagan.org/index.php
Well done to Fatima whose very artistic effort (right) caught the attention of the judges of this international competition.
We had a lovely assembly to celebrate Catholic Schools Week in our school. We remembered the Feast Day of Saint Angela, the founder of the Ursuline Order and is the Feast of St. Brigid. There are more than 2,800 Catholic schools in Ireland and this week we took the time to celebrate the work that schools just like ours do to help us all to be the kind of people that Jesus calls us to be. The theme of Catholic Schools Week this year was Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News. Some classes marked Grandparents Day with projects and visits.
Some pupils from 6th Class took part in a competition to design a crest for the Fr. Flanagan League. Fr. Flanagan was the Irish born Priest, educated in Summerhill College, who went on to found Boystown in the USA, where he looked after underprivileged boys. You can find out all about him at http://www.fatherflanagan.org/index.php
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