Easter Bunny Challenge – Active Schools
This week all classes are taking on the Easter Bunny Challenge. We are trying to skip our way to the top of the tallest mountains in each country in Europe!
One skip equals one metre climbed!
We have decided on our active school slogan:
Jump around and keep fit, everyday do a little bit!
March will see all classes choose a destination to run to. Each day classes will clock up laps of the astro/green area (250m each lap) to reach their goal. Four laps is a kilometre.
How far can our students run away from the school?
Well done to our sixth class girls who won the South Kildare soccer competition today. Our boys were unlucky not to make it to their final on the day.
A big thank you to our Parent’s Council who very kindly funded and organised the purchase of a giant chess set for our chess room and a table tennis table to give all classes extra options during rainy days.
Each class has been given a time to make use of the new resources and a lunch-time table tennis league has been promised for March. Rumour has it that the table tennis table was previously rented out by the Irish soccer team and Robbie Brady made a scratch on the side of the table!!!
Congratulations to Katie, Luke, Dylan, Liam and Benjamin who won the final of their respective lunch-time chess leagues recently.
110 students from 1st to 6th class entered the Autumn/Winter Chess Leagues which ran from October to January with the knock-out stages completed in early February.
A big thank you to the 8 5th and 6th class students who refereed the leagues.
Out with the old and in with the new!!!!!!!!
Our school has recently bought lots of new PE equipment thanks to a sports grant. Our children were very excited to begin using some of our new gymnastics equipment this week.
2017 promises to be a big year for chess at St Laurence’s NS. We plan to enter even more competitions as 2016 and play even more chess matches.
30 chess players from 4th to 6th class travelled to Moone NS in November as part of the Kildare Chess League. We play Ballyshannon NS on Thurs Jan 19th at home.
110 students from 1st to 6th currently play in the lunchtime leagues organised by 5th and 6th class students. The top 8 players in each league will soon enter the knock-out stages.
A national Scratch coding competition is organised in Ireland every Spring. Closing date for Scratch projects to Crookstown Scratch Club is Friday 3rd February 2017. Find out more here.
To submit a project simply share it in the National Competition studio in your online Scratch class.
Not joined Crookstown Scratch Club yet? See here for more info.
Santa visited our school on Wednesday in a very special sleigh. He received a huge welcome from our younger children at the gate and then visited each class before he had to return to the north pole.
Thank you for your support for this charity fundraiser by Mrs. Porter’s class. They held lots of different activities for all of the classes during the day. There was face painting, magic shows and crazy golf to name but a few. The class raised over 460 euro for charity.
Well done to our junior infants who gave a great performance for their parents and families this week.