Winning ways at Vicarstown National School

Feis Maitiu 3rd and 4th wins a class merit. We had our first outing to Feis Maitiú this year, with 3rd & 4th class performing in the Choral Speaking 4th class category. The class represented the school with distinction and were delighted to bring away their certificate.

Food Dudes. For 16 consecutive school days, children in the school are getting the opportunity to try free portions of fruit and vegetables at school.  Children receive a small reward for trying out the food and are encouraged to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables that they pack in their lunch boxes thereafter.  We have run this programme here a number of times over the past few years and we can really see the beneficial impact it has on everyone here.

Tin Whistle. Everybody in the school is learning Tin Whistle in school at the moment. Quite timely for Easter as there are lots of versions of ‘Hot Cross Buns!’debating IMG_4084

Discover Cork, Schools Heritage Project. We are delighted to announce that once again 5th and 6th class picked up 1st place in the Senior Primary Class Project, for their project on The Moving Graveyard of Matehy in the Discover Cork Heritage Project. Congratulations!

Debating Team. Congratulations to our 5th & 6th class debating team who won the next round of their debate v Rushbrooke NS in Cobh proposing the topic ‘People should be fined for not recycling’. We are looking forward to the next round in the debating challenge.

Engineer’s week. We have been doing lots of projects for Engineer’s Week.  3rd & 4th class have been concentrating on Flotation Devices and have made some lovely boats using recycled materials. 5th & 6th class have done a project on ‘The Digital Classroom’ and Rang Oráiste made this super cable bridge.