Busy month at Vicarstown National School

debating teams vicarstown and balinora 8.11.18Green Schools We have begun working on our new theme – Travel and Transport. We are working hard and hope to achieve our 4th Green Flag. Last term we conducted a walkability audit and travel survey. The results of the travel survey showed us most people travel by car to school but some families’ car pool which is excellent news. We will be carrying our lots of actions this year and next year to do our part in helping the environment and reduce emissions when travelling.

Judi Curtin The girls of 3rd – 6th class were delighted to attend a talk with one of their favourite authors, Judi Curtin. The talk took place on the top floor of the County Hall and the children also had a tour of the building. Judi was good enough to sign their books and give our budding authors plenty of sound advice for their future careers.

Debating Our debating team took part in the Concern’s Primary Schools Debate against Balinora NS. We opposed the motion “People should be fined for not recycling”. After a very closely fought contest the motion was carried and Balinora School declared the winners. The 3 speakers, Hannah Lucey, James Fairtlough and Bríd Hegarty were highly praised by the judges for their excellent speeches and arguments and James was awarded the overall best speaker in the debate. The debating team also included Gráinne O’Sullivan, Faye Mulready and Grace Murphy. Well done to all!