Active School Week 2019

A busy week of activity in Herbertstown NS!

This year’s Active School Week was a very enjoyable one with the school involved in many different activities.

On Monday, the whole school were dancing with Pat O’Dea and the school’s camogie team were in action in the South Cumann na mBunscol blitz.

On Tuesday, Mrs Heelan’s 5th & 6th class had a great time on their activity based school tour to Ballyhass Lakes in Cork. The rest of the school took part in Gaelic Football which was tutored by visiting coach Gearóid Balfry from the Munster Ladies Football Association.

On Wednesday our planned activity could not take place as we had quite a wet day. Rugby was the designated event and we had 2 visiting coaches from Munster Rugby in the school ready to get out on the pitch but unfortunately the morning weather never improved. They hope to return to the school before the summer holidays.

Thursday had a whole school walk up to Barrysfarm. The children also got to play basketball. After school training continued for the boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th in hurling and camogie.

Friday was our designated swimming day for 1st to 4th class while the infants and 5th & 6th had hurling with former Limerick hurler and current GDA James Ryan.

Boys & Girls Teams through to South Finals

Well done to our boys hurling team and girls camogie team who have qualified for south finals in their divisions.

The girls are through to play Effin NS in the Roinn B decider following wins over Ballylanders NS and Knockainey NS yesterday in Martinstown.

The boys are through to the Roinn A final following victories over Kilfinane NS, Hospital NS, Galbally NS and Croom NS in their blitz last week. In a local derby, Herbertstown will play Hospital in the final and it will be the first time Herbertstown have played in the Roinn A final since 1988.

ESB Science Blast 2019

Fourth Class exhibited the results of their project at the 2019 ESB Science Blast in Mary Immaculate College today.

The project, which investigated ‘Which spuds cook the best?, was highly praised by the ESB Science Blast judges and the pupils were busy fielding questions on their study throughout the day from the many visitors to the stand.

The children also got to enjoy some of the activities on offer at the science fair including science demonstrations and VR technology experiences.

Limerick Primary Schools Athletics

Over 40 pupils from the school took part in the Limerick Primary Schools Athletics in UL on Thursday.

With strong performances in all events our boys and girls did fantastically well in this team based competition. The boys team placed second in their category while the girls finished third. Both teams were only a handful of points away from higher placings. Huge credit is due to both teams who gave every race or long jump 100% in a outing where a lot of waiting is involved before participation. Well done to all!