Our Autumn Term commenced on September 1st with a flourish of activity. We welcomed many new faces as the boy-girl balance at Boyle Parochial shifted quite a bit.
250th Anniversary of Boyle Parish Church
Our first ‘outing’ together was on October 1st. The children were invited to participate in the Service of Celebration at Boyle Parish Church marking its 250th anniversary. Their dramatization of The Parable of the Sower and rendition of ‘What Colour is God’s skin?’ were warmly received by a packed congregation.
Fred, The Party Professor
On October 3rd it was the turn of Fred, The Party Professor, to entertain the children. His Magical Musical Science Show was full of fun and surprises!!
October brought an opportunity for the Senior Room students to enter the world of Vikings at King House. School was never so exciting!
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth class students spent a day at The Dome, near Ballyhaunis for G.A.A skills-training. The training was intensive but there was also an opportunity to meet with some of the three hundred other students from the small schools of North Roscommon.
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth class students participated in a science workshop at the Abbey Community College during Science Week.
The Heritage Council provided Third to Sixth class students with a chance to enjoy a Woodland Wander in November with Shailagh, a woodland specialist.
Artist in Residence
The theme of ‘Winter in Nature’ was further explored with Sophie Carroll-Hunt, our Artist in Residence. Mark-making and lino-printing were the emphasis of this month long project.
Winter has arrived and Christmas is around the corner. All children designed Christmas cards in support of the Garda Síochána appeal.
Along the way there has been reason to drink hot chocolate and relax! Now it is time for all to enjoy a happy and healthy break from routine.