Thursday 20 June 2019

Busy times for Castledockrell pupils

The Castledockrell National School first communion class, from left (back row)
The Castledockrell National School first communion class, from left (back row)

Brendan Keane

The pupils in Castledockrell National School have had a very busy few weeks in the run-up to the summer holidays.

The school was recently awarded its seventh green flag and representatives from the school attended the presentation ceremony in Kilkenny last week.

A spokesperson for the school said there is great excitement among staff and pupils over the achievement.

The pupils also participated in a spring clean initiative recently which they took to with great enthusiasm.

The spokesperson also commented that the recent First Holy communion was very much 'a wonderful occasion'.

'The sun was shining and the church was full as our five 2nd class pupils celebrated their special day,' she said.

'The ceremony was full of music and song,' she added.

The school paid tribute to Fr McDonald, the class teacher Mrs Stone, and Helena, the music teacher, for their help preparing the children for the ceremony.

'The pupils really did themselves, their families, and the school proud on the day,' said the spokesperson.

After the ceremony everyone enjoyed a party in the hall thanks to the hard-working Parents' Association.

The school will also be visiting the Just4Fun activity camp and Altamont Gardens in Carlow and throughout next month a range of activities will take place as part of 'active month' in keeping with the school's status as an active school.

'There will be lots of fun activities each day including zumba, rounders, high jump, tag rugby, drop everything and dance, and sports day,' said the spokesperson.

The sports day will be held next month and the spokesperson said everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

The senior room pupils will also be representing the school in the sports hub in Enniscorthy in an upcoming athletics competition.

One of the school's 5th class pupils, Ava Byrne, is planning on taking on the 'hell and back' challenge to raise funds for the school and Pieta House.

The school will also host another clothing collection in conjunction with the NCBI from Wednesday, June 5, to Wednesday, June 12.

'This collection is open to the wider school community,' said the spokesperson.

The school will be holding its annual sports day on Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. and there will be a teddy bears' picnic event on throughout the forenoon on on Friday, June 21.

The latter event will take place after the end of year mass and graduation ceremony which will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Enniscorthy Guardian