Cross Country Championships
The annual Cross Country Championships took place in Belvedere, Mullingar today (Wednesday).  25 children from 4th, 5th and 6th took part along with hundreds of children from schools across the county.  They all performed very well with John and Kealan finishing in the medal positions.  Photos from the day will be uploaded shortly.  Many thanks to Ms. Dermody and Ms. Kelly for looking after the children.
Cell Explorers fantastic DNA Road Show

Children in Ms. Mc Ardle's and Ms. Grace's fifth class took part in the Cell Explorers Fantastic Road Show earlier today.  Cell EXPLORERS Athlone is a partner of the existing Cell EXPLORERS programme based in NUI Galway ( Fantastic DNA is a hands-on science session designed to allow every child to practice science in their own classroom.  Click HERE to view / download photos from the visit.  Many thanks to Maya Frost (Athlone I.T.) for involving us in this initiative.

Tidy Towns success
Well done to the committees of Glasson Tidy Towns and Tubberclare Tidy Towns on their results in the Super Valu Tidy Towns competition.  Glasson improved on last year's score by 11 marks while Tubberclare increased its mark by 14.  The increase in marks is a recognition of the great work being done in the community - thank you to all involved.  To read the adjudicators' reports click on the following links.  GlassonTubberclare
First practice for school band

The school band under the guidance of Ms. Sinéad Lenehan had its first practice this morning.  As well as very good numbers, there is also a great range of instruments this year.  We thank Sinéad for giving freely of her time again this year and look forward to the band's various performances throughout the year.

Children in 2nd class visit Derryglad Folk Museum

Earlier today, children in Ms. Stone's and Ms. Dillon's second class visited Derryglad Folk Museum in Co. Rocommon.  The museum deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.  It houses a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items.  These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesman’s tools and butter making equipment.  Click HERE to view photos from the day.

Junior Infants at work!

Our new Junior Infants have settled in very well.  Click HERE to view photos.

Boys' Football Mini-Sevens
The school hosted a section of the Mini-Sevens earlier today.  Four schools - Coosan, Ardnagrath, Tang and ourselves - took part.  There was a great afternoon of football with Coosan winning out.
Great turnout for hurling coaching

Our hurling season started today with a coaching session with Enda Dowd.  Ms. Dervin was also there to lend a hand.  Camogie will start next Friday.

Music Outreach Programme for third class

Children in Ms. Mc Glynn's third class are taking part in a Music Outreach Programme (Introduction to Brass Woodwind and Percussion instruments).  Musician, Lorcan Daly, is delivering the programme.   Mullingar Pantomime Group, an independent group which operates in association with Mullingar Arts Centre, is sponsoring this initiative.  The programme will run for six weeks finishing with a concert in Mullingar Arts Centre on Monday 24th October.

Second class children start hockey coaching

Children in Ms. Stone's and Ms. Dillon's second class started hockey coaching with Olive Kennedy today.  The programme will run for the next six weeks finishing with a blitz in Athlone.



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