Scór 2016 – Congratulations Padraic!

We took part in Scór last night in Hollymount Hall. We had our 8 hand group entered in the Figure Dancing – Nora, Tiernan, Mikey, Eva, Padraic, Aoibheann, Cameron and Anna. They danced to the Sweets of May and did a great job representing the school! Well done to you all and we will miss Nora and Tiernan next year – after three years dancing for the school, last night was their last time in Scór as they move onto to secondary school next year.


Anna Farragher represented us in the Solo SInging where she sang The Star of the County Down. Nerves were a factor but we think she did a great job!

Next on stage for us was Padraic Godwin with his poem – the Lotto Song. Padraic had the audience in stitches as he recited his poem.

We had an all girls music group this year, Anna, Eva, Nora and Aoibheann performed The Sally Gardens and Terry Teehans Polka. They too did  a smashing job and rounded off a great nights participation by Cloghans Hill.

At the end of the night, the results were in!!! We had lots of anxious faces awaiting them. We were over the moon and the roof nearly came off the hall when Padraic was announced as the winner in the recitation! Well done Padraic, we are very proud of you and our very first Scór win!!!! Well done to all the pupils and thank you to Sharon who helped the music group and Catherine who does our Irish dancing. Another big thanks to our supporters, chief among them Cian, Karen and Jack and all the parents who came to cheer us on!!

We wish Padraic all the best in the county final on April 16th in Breaffy! IMG_9859 IMG_9858


Congratulations Padraic and Aoibheann

Congratulations to Padraic and Aoibheann in 4th class who won the Boots Maternity and Infant Magazine Young Achiever of the Year award in Dublin last week. The duo won their prize for their dedication in setting up, running and promoting farm safety through their website Well done both to you both!

Ashville Media, Maternity and Infant Awards, held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Dublin. October 2015.

Ashville Media, Maternity and Infant Awards, held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Dublin. October 2015.

The ploughing

We went to lidl for breakfast.I had a pancake,yoghurt and a strawberry. We went to the stand 379. We worked there for a while helping the HSA and IFA with their circle the dangers worksheets for kids and showing our website We helped little kids and showed them the website. For Lunch we had supermacs. I had curry chips. We walked around and we saw hurley stands. We went to the RTE tent. Then we went to Tesco and got free slices of pizza. We saw lots of tractors.We saw lots of different balloons floating in the sky. We went to the ESB tent. We played games and got free stuff. I got a ruler,pens and a keyring/measuring tape.Then we went to King crisps. We found a golden potatoe .We got packets of crisps. We went to corrib oil stand. We meet Anna May McHugh. We allso saw the tree stand. It was very mucky. We went to Inovation stand. We met Alma Jordan from Agrikids there, showcasing and selling her farm safety children books and clothing range. Then we went home. On the way home we went to Athlone for food. It was 9 o’clock when we got home. I fell asleep at 11.30.

It was a brilliant day. I would like to do it again but  not working so we can look around all day. If it had more free stuff for kids it would be better. I was cross because only some stands where giving out free stuff for kids. I still had a good time. I would like to have gone to the Ice-cream van. The end.

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Eircom Junior Spider Award for

Padraic and Aoibheann were yesterday announced as winners of the Group Project of the eircom Junior Spider Awards for their project

They went to Dublin with Mrs Mangan and Cian and Cameron went too. On the train they met Inver National school and the children from the Gaelscoil in Claremorris. When they got to Dublin they went to Facebook HQ in a mini bus taxi. In Facebook HQ they got to do lots of cool stuff like walking a tightrope, face painting, balloon making, a wind tunnel paper grab and a photo booth.  The photo booth was the best fun! Our teacher met our friends in St Peters in Bray and their teacher went in the photo booth with her!! The big kids from secondary school thought they were the coolest teachers ever…..!!!!

After a picnic lunch we had to go to the big room where the awards were to be presented. Mrs Mangan was filming the awards ceremony and she got such a shock and surprise  that she dropped the ipad onto her lap! We were amazed to win, its such an honour! Thanks to Eircom, to Facebook HQ, to all the junior spiders team and of course to everyone we met for such a great day!





100 word challenge -Padraic

My biggest adventure. I was going to the ploughing championship’s when we got up there it was so sunny we walked around for a bit and saw different thing’s. When we got to the tent it was okay.  Then it began and lot’s of people came into our tent they asked us question’s about the website  the question’s were hard the day was great and at the end of the day we got to walk around and see different thing’s we got our diner and went home. We went in the car, out the gate and drove home exhausted but happy.

The Launch!

Last night Padraic and Aoibheann launched their website. It was great to see so many people attending the school on their big occasion. It was also wonderful to share with them the ideas behind and plans for the website in the future. Thank you to one and all who attended in particular IFA representatives Maura Canning and John Lynskey, TD John O Mahoney and Cllr Patsy O Brien.



We were very lucky to feature on the news last night on both TG4 and UTV Ireland Live. We had a great day filming with both crews and really enjoyed the experience. The camera men and presenters were very nice to us all and really put the nerves at ease! Have a look at us on the player functions of both chanels.

UTV Ireland Live




100 word challange week #26 – Padraic

As they turned the corner there was a big truck coming. It was amazing but suddenly bang bang   there was murder’s in the back .  I ran as fast as I could to save them and put the murder’s into jail.  I got in my car and went  after them.They were tough to follow and catch but they stopped and got out of the truck. They had  guns. They came over to my car and said to get out of it.  I didn’t know what to do. So I dialled 999.The gaurds came and they took them away.