Active week this year was a little different but it looked like great fun. We had an active timetable and some healthy recipes to try out for all the families. Take a look at the slideshow to see how much fun everyone had at home.
We celebrated World Book Day in style today in Derrywash with all the children dressing up as a favourite character from a book. A big thank you to the senior classes who read books to the juniors to make World Book Day extra special.
This week we had our first meeting of the newly formed Derrywash NS. There has been great excitement in the school with elections in 1st -6th classes. Twelve representatives were finally chosen after passionate campaigns. At our first meeting our officers were elected: Emma is chairperson, Eric is secretary, Zoe is treasurer and Sara is our PRO.
We like to get hands on with our science experiments in the senior room, we recently made our very own hovercrafts! We used balloons to create an air cushion to help our hovercrafts travel across a smooth surface.
4th 5th & 6th Class took to the kitchen recently to prepare a healthy and tasty lunch for themselves! We prepared the food ourselves; we boiled the eggs, grated the carrots and cheese, washed and sliced the peppers, tomatoes etc. Not only was our lunch healthy and delicious but it was also very cost effective. We calculated that each lunch cost us less than €1, proving that healthy eating is not only good for our bodies but it...
We are very lucky to have Connacht Rugby coach Simon O'Malley coaching us the skills of rugby for 6 weeks. Simon is confident from what he has seen that he will unearth the next Johnny Sexton or Niamh Briggs in Derrywash N.S!
On Wednesday we took part in the Connacht Table Tennis tournament in Breaffy. Table tennis has really taken off in Derrywash N.S. in the last number of years. This year both our boys and girls teams finished 3rd in a very competitive tournament. Well done to everyone involved!