Both 5th & 6th classes were put through their paces with new Irish Dancing teacher Evelyn White last Friday. It didn't take them long to get in to the swing of it again.
Thanks to the success of the 6th class Junior Entrepreneur Project (JEP), all classes were treated to time on a bouncy castle, hired using some of the profit 6th class made selling hats and key-rings. It is great to see them giving back to those who supported them and their company. Well done 6th class, 5th class had a great time!
Birr Outdoor Education Centre
This is the story of our LONG debating journey. It all started out with the trials for the debating team. The end results were Rory as Captain,Matthew as 2nd Speaker and Stephanie as 3rd Speaker. Alicia, Aaron and Leanne were chosen as three subs for the team.
Our first debate was against Móin Ruadh. The motion was "Social media is making us anti-social." We were all really nervous as it was our first debate but we did great!
The next debate was in Mullinavat. We were so delighted to win and were gaining confidence in our debating.
Now lets skip on to our Semi-Final which was against The Model School, Kilkenny. The motion was "Charity Begins At Home." It was a close debate but luckily we came out on top! Next step the final!
The Final of the Concern Debates was Scoil Mhuire, Gowran against Holy Family B.N.S, Askea and the final motion was "Animal Testing Is a Necessary Evil." We were all very nervous as this was the debate we had wanted to get to since the very start. The whole class got to come to the debate. Thank god it went brilliantly and we were now the 2017 CONCERN PRIMARY DEBATING CHAMPIONS!!! We celebrated with McFlurrys in McDonalds! We were all so happy with the achievement.
This year 6th class made Kool Caps and Keyrings for their JEP project. The JEP showcase date is 01/06/2017 from 1:30 to 3:00. There's lots of different things going on like: Raffles,guess the teddy's name, how many sweets are in the jar, cake sale, caps and keyrings. So come to Gowran N.S to buy our amazing products!
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