With the P7 class departing the school earlier this week, this also signalled the conclusion of their Young Enterprise venture; Keychain Krew. Thanks to the support of our school community, as well as learning lots about the different aspects of running a successful business, the class also made a tasty profit too!
When all costs were deducted, there was in the region of £500 profit. The children decided against splitting the full profit amongst themselves. Instead, deciding to split £200 amongst the year group; receiving £5 each towards the cost of their recent school trip. The children then opted to give £100 back to school funds and also very generously donate £200 (+£50 Gift Aid) towards UNICEF’S drive to bring vaccines to the parts of the world, much less fortunate than ourselves here in Ireland, who are struggling to vaccinate their most vulnerable people and healthcare workers.
Amazingly, this donation will help to transport approximately 8,900 vaccines to countries such as Nepal; who our school shares a very special connection with, due to the Connecting Classrooms project with Jhapa Model English School in Damak.
Thanks again to our school community for enabling P7 to make this donation and play their part in helping the global fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Please note that keychains ordered by pupils within classes who are currently isolating or pupils who will not be in school before the end of the school year, have been kept aside and will be given to them on their return to school in the new term.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who finished their time at St Mary’s this afternoon. Some pupils gathered in class with others joining in online via Collaborate from home to enjoy one final assembly together. A few highlights from their P7 year are in the video & images below.
A huge well done to the winners of the Master Pius Tierney Cup and Mrs Anne Murphy Cup. These two esteemed trophies were awarded to two very deserving candidates pictured below. We hope that all of the outgoing P7 pupils have a great summer and we wish them well for September and the start of the next stage of their education in Post Primary School. Good luck from everyone in St Mary’s Mullaghbawn!
Dear P7 Parent/Guardian
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22nd is the last day for our P7’s. We are holding a Virtual Leavers’
meet up on Collaborate Ultra @2 pm. An email has been sent out to all P7 Parents this afternoon with more details, if for any reason you haven’t received it please get in touch, our email addresses are given below.
The last day of term for P7 pupils will now be Tuesday, 22nd June. We know many have appointments in their new schools on Wednesday, 23rd and we wish them all the very best for this next step in their educational journey.
This week marked 50 years of Cumann na mBunscol organised Gaelic Games & other associated activities within County Armagh primary schools. The short video below shows what we, in St Mary’s Mullaghbawn, did to commemorate this milestone and also looks back over some more activities from recent years.
Primary 7 brought St Mary’s Sports Week to a conclusion this afternoon with their Sports Day. Well done to all of the children who took part and enjoyed a fun afternoon in the sun. Sincere thanks to McCreesh’s SPAR Mullaghbawn for their generous sponsorship of goody-bags for every pupil in the school once again this year. This treat was very much appreciated by all of the children!
It has been a busy week with each year group having their own individual Sports Day over the past 4 days. The music has been pumping and the field a hive of activity all week. A special mention to the P7 pupils who worked in teams to support the class teachers with setting up and organising the different events each day.
P7 have been blown away with the response to their Young Enterprise venture; “Keychain Krew,” and wish to thank the entire school community for their support. The orders have been flying in since last Friday and our Production, Finance, Sales & Events’ Teams have been kept very busy since then. Our Marketing Team have also been working behind the scenes and have produced this short promo for the product, which can be viewed below.
Just one more day to get your orders in everyone! P7 hope to have all delivered by the end of this week.
Primary 7 had a blast on their end-of-year trip to Bluebell Lane. After eating lunch, the year group departed school and made their way to Bluebell Lane by bike, having completed the final lesson of their Cycling Proficiency training earlier in the day.
After arrival, the children had a quick ice-cream break and were taken on a tour of the site, including a visit to the newly constructed iron-age Round House.
The first challenge of the day was a team tent-building challenge against the clock. Next up was an obstacle course, with some water pistols thrown in for good measure! The children then took part in some bush-craft activities which concluded with roasting marshmallows over a campfire.
Padraig then ferried the children back up to the cottage in his quad train just in time for the evening barbeque. The children finished the day with some free time in the play park and a game of hide-and-seek around the trails of the site.
Many thanks to everyone at Bluebell Lane including Padraig, Sharon, John, Meabh & Conor for all that they did to ensure it was a day the children will never forget and a great final trip of primary school.