Cinderella Musical, Awards Show and More at Bannow

The last few weeks have proven to be very busy for the children and staff at Danescastle National School with plenty of activities.

s classes had missed visits for the past few years due to Covid-19, all classes benefited from a school visit and in addition to a fun day at the local beach in Cullenstown.

“It was nice to see the 5th and 6th graders perform their musical Cinderella Rockerfella on the last night of term. Before leaving school, the 6th grade class had the opportunity to view the film they made in June as part of the Creative Schools initiative organized by Ms Kehoe with Creative Schools associate Órla Bates said director Aine Kennedy.

The school hosted County Wexford Education Center Director Lorraine O’Gorman on Monday June 27 for Sports Day. Lorraine presented the children with a school achievement award for environmental sustainability in education and also presented the debate team with their medals and trophies as champions in debating regional concerns. Lorraine was entertained with traditional Irish music during her visit.

That Wednesday, a green flag raising ceremony was held, celebrating successful projects completed by the school.

The Green Schools Committee raised the seventh and eighth green flags awarded to the school and Mrs. Kennedy congratulated all the children and staff for achieving these awards for the school. Special credit was given to the Green Schools Committee and staff Mrs White, Mrs Wallace, Mr Barron and Secretary Philomena for all their work.

Following this, the 6th graders raised the Junior Entrepreneur Flag and donated the proceeds of their project, €1,000 to the Ukrainian Appeal of the Irish Red Cross. The 6th class won two awards of merit for their junior entrepreneur project – best teams and community champions.

The last flag to be hoisted was the Gaelbhratach. The school received this award for its excellent use of the Irish spoken at school and for its involvement in numerous Irish language initiatives.

Ms Kennedy thanked the children and staff, in particular Ms Kehoe and An Coiste Gaelbhratach for their work in promoting the Irish language at school. The school was also fortunate to be part of the European Language Initiative this year and mother Claire Graveleau provided French lessons.

As part of the year-end celebrations, first graders were invited back to school to receive their awards for winning the Ministry of Education’s Centenary Decade History Project. last year.

Anne Farrell presented these prizes for the competition organized in collaboration with the History Department of University College Cork.

Ms. Kennedy concluded the awards presentation by congratulating the boys who won the Rackard League District Hurling Finals and the girls who reached the Rising Stars Camogie Finals.

The boys, along with the 2019 Football County Final winning team, were presented with their medals by George O’Connor and Lloyd Colfer at a ceremony at Ballymitty School last week.

Ms. Kennedy thanked all the staff for their excellent work over the year and congratulated the children on their many accomplishments.

Having recently had safety visits from the farm and the coast guard to the school, all the children have been reminded to stay safe during the holidays.