Today a group of P6 pupils were invited to St Mary’s High School, Newry to participate in a Media workshop in collaboration with the BBC News Report and Eco Schools NI.
The P6 group had the opportunity to work with pupils from St Mary’s High School, Newry, St Mark’s High School, Warrenpoint and St Joseph’s High School, Newry in two workshops.
Workshop one introduced the pupils to report writing and journalism before moving onto the excitement of creating and editing their own News report for the Eco Schools programme. BBC reporter John was very impressed with their reporting skills and final editing of their News Reports! A very entertaining showcase of News Reports from our pupils!
Thank you to Miss Olivia McCann, Past Pupil of St Mary’s PS, who invited us today as part of the Eco Ambassador School Programme for a very enjoyable and well organised day.
St Brigid’s Day is the first day of Spring and Spring was definitely in the air today when we visited the Shrine and Faughart Old Graveyard. We were blessed with glorious sunshine and as well as learning about St. Brigid and the stations of the cross we also took in a little history, geography and maths. Hope you enjoy our photos they were taken by one of our P7 pupils.
Gardening Club is well under way for Term 2. As a result of the cold weather, the group worked inside with Alison this week, planting cabbage and lettuce seeds. They will return to the polytunnel next week to continue work on the raised beds.
We are delighted to announce that Yan Liu, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, will present Past Pupils who sat the prestigious YCT Level 1 Mandarin exam in 2017 with their certificates of achievement on Wednesday 31st January.
During this very special occasion P6 and P7 pupils will launch the 2018 celebrations of Chinese New Year of the Dog in St Mary’s when they will entertain their audience with very special performances of Chinese and Irish poetry, song and dance.
Click on the links below to listen to a sample of the Chinese music which will be performed on the night.
Congratulations to the pupils chosen as Pupil of the Week in KS 2 this morning. Their awards were given for: improved concentration and focus on their work, for being great ambassadors for their school and for having positive attitudes towards school life in general. Well done and keep it up!
Representing the Digital History Group parents Karena McGahan and Kate Quinn presented Miss Mulkerns and Miss Crawley with a specially commissioned Donegal Pen as a token of appreciation on conclusion of the project.
During their visit to Donegal the group heard how the owners of the company ‘Donegal Pen’ Rónán and Conor McGarvey started their very successful business while still attending Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir.