“The Academy” visits St Mary’s

A huge thanks to St Mary’s PS parents Karen and Frank Daly of “The Academy” for coming into St Mary’s today and facilitating a health and nutrition workshop for the P4 and P6 classes. Pupils learned about healthy eating habits and Karen even showed them how to cook her tasty banana pancakes. Meanwhile, Frank gave the children a good workout, as they completed a mini-bootcamp in the playground. It was a great afternoon for all of the pupils involved.

Thanks again to Karen and Frank, for giving up the time from their busy schedule to make it happen. Healthy Living is one of our Eco Schools topics and we continue to promote healthy eating and lifestyle habits. Every little helps!

There will be further workshops taking place for other classes before the end of the term.

Cross Country

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Pupils from P4-P7 had a super day in Kilbroney for the 2018 Cross Country event. All participants gave their all and completed the tough course.

We will have to wait for notification of the results of the team events, however five St Mary’s pupils had individual medals back home yesterday for finishing in the top 6 (a first, two seconds, a third and a fourth). As the number of participants goes up each year, this is a remarkable achievement and cannot be underestimated.

Well done to all the runners on the day and indeed to all pupils from P4-P7 pupils in St Mary’s who have trained hard during the month of May. Thanks also to all parents who attended the event for their support and assistance with proceedings. We will update further whenever we receive the full results.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

teddy-bear-wallpapers-1This Friday, 25th of May we are having our Annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic, lunch. So, if you know any well behaved Teddy Bears who would like to come to school for the day please bring them along. We are expecting good weather so make sure all Teddies and owners are suitably protected from the sun with a sun hat and sun-cream please!

Wild Flower Garden

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Well done to the P3, P3/4 & P4 pupils, who along with their P7 leaders, helped prepare and sow seeds in our new wild flower garden this afternoon. The location of the new garden area was decided at a recent Eco Committee meeting and the seeds were provided by the “Grow Wild” group.

All of the classes involved are based close to the area and they will monitor it regularly to determine if there is an increase in wildlife over the coming weeks and months. Pupils will make also assemble bug hotels to help attract more minibeasts.

Green World Book Day at St Mary’s

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Today was no ordinary day at St Mary’s, as our postponed World Book Day event was combined with a Green Day. Lots of funds were raised, in the name of our patron saint, to help finance some new seeds and planting equipment to improve the exterior of our school.

Mrs Murphy (aka Gansta Granny) and her team of assistants coordinated many great activities, including a book swap and book lottery. Well over 1,000 books have found a new home this evening, with every pupil in the school getting their hands on at least one new title.

There will be plenty of reading in Mullaghbawn over St Patrick’s weekend as a result of this joint literacy and Eco schools initiative.

 

World Book Day Quiz

world-book-dayCongratulations to the boys and girls who completed the World Book Day Quiz posted to our Website, last Thursday. Whilst we were all stranded at home due to the snow, these enthusiastic learners were busy… our P6 and P7 participants uploaded their answers to their “Google Classrooms” whilst our younger participants downloaded, printed off and wrote their answers on their answer sheets. Super work guys, enjoy your prizes!