Sports

As well as covering all the strands of the Primary School Curriculum, we love to play other sports too!We enjoy basketball, hockey, rounders, hurling, swimming, spikeball, football, soccer and gymnastics.We have a sponsored 5 mile cycle for the whole school in May/June of each year.This year, there will be a combined adult/children’s cycle around Castlecomer.The adults have the option of cycling 30km or 100km!

February Fun!

Date posted: 2nd March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hockey, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy doing new activities this month!

During the month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. The children made their own handprint photo frame as a gift for their parents.

The children also had fun making their own chocolate hearts as a little treat for their loved ones too!

We melted both milk and white chocolate in the microwave. Mmmm!

We poured the melted chocolate into heart shaped moulds!

The moulds were then put in the fridge to set 🙂

Finally our very own chocolate hearts were ready for packaging!!

The children brought their handmade chocolates home in their Valentine Treat Boxes 😉 We hope you enjoyed them!!

In Art, the children drew their own picture for the Annual Texaco Drawing Competition. Here is just a glimpse of some of their very colourful entries!

Good Luck Everybody!

As part of a Whole School Art Competition, the class drew a picture showing ways to save water for the Green Flag Committee!

Didn’t they do a great job!

Finally, after all their hard work, they did have time to learn new skills and play Uni Hoc with Ms. Wilson!

Great work once again Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 2nd March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hockey, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Sports’ Day 2013!

Date posted: 20th June 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sports |

On Tuesday, 18th June, all the children participated in Sports’ Day.  From the word ‘go!’, the emphasis was on having fun and enjoying the whole day.  The first race was the sprints.  The Infants ran 20 metres, 1st and 2nd ran 30 metres and the senior pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class ran 60 metres!

Next came the hurdles, with the same distance for all classes.  We have some talented athletes in this school!

Next we had the egg and spoon race….steady hands……

It was then time for a well-deserved ice cream!

After break, we had the sack race…

And finally, we had the 3-legged race….Some children ran it all, without falling…

Others had a little tumble….!

We finished off a lovely day by having our prize-giving in the GP room.  Each child received a medal for their wonderful efforts on Sports’ Day.

Well done to the following children who received trophies for their huge efforts on Sports’ Day as well as being super team players throughout the year.  Well done everybody….

Date posted: 20th June 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sports |

Swimming Lessons in the Summer Term!

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sports, Swimming |

Swimming lessons commence after Easter for all children on Wednesday, 10th April 2013 at Graiguecullen Swimming Pool in Carlow from 1p.m.-1.45p.m. The children will travel by bus to the pool and will receive 8 lessons in total,  finishing on Wednesday, 29th May 2013.

swimming cartoon

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sports, Swimming |

The Liam McCarthy Cup comes to Wandesforde!

Date posted: 4th October 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Physical Education, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Thursday, 4th October, Wandesforde School was very privileged to have members of the Kilkenny Hurling Team visit our school.

It was an eventful day as all the children cheered on Kilkenny and waved their flags whilst wearing Vintage Clothing for our Bishop’s Charity Tour! The photographs below are proof of how delighted the children were to meet the players and of course, hold the Liam McCarthy Cup!!

A big thank you to the Kilkenny Hurling Team for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit us all at Wandesforde School! 

 

Date posted: 4th October 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Physical Education, Special Occasions, Sport |

Go, Kilkenny, Go!!

Date posted: 8th September 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

During the first week of September, the Junior Classroom have been busy preparing “Cat Masks” to support Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling Final this Sunday, 9th September.

We had great fun modelling our cat masks ….

….parading down the street with our cat masks on

and best of all waving our cat masks at traffic passing outside the school gates!!

Good Luck Kilkenny from Ms Wilson and the Junior Classroom!!

 

Date posted: 8th September 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |