Olympian Sarah Lavin Visits Herbertstown NS

Limerick hurdler Sarah Lavin visited the school on Friday as part of the Dare to Believe Schools Programme.

Sarah met with all the pupils in the school for a brief assembly. Our school’s musicians, who have been diligently preparing for occasions such as this with Ms Barry, greeted Sarah with a lovely piece of music.

Next the children looked at some photos and videos of Sarah in action and the children from Infants to 5th got to ask her some questions.

Following this Sarah moved to the sixth class room to speak to the senior class. The sixth class pupils had been preparing for weeks ahead of the visit, learning about the Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the Olympic values – Respect & Equality, Healthy Mind & Body, Joy of Effort and Striving for Excellence. Their hard work was evident through their interactions with Sarah and their knowledge of her career.

Sarah herself gave a fantastic presentation to the class about how she got to where she is as an athlete, about what her training regime involves and how she believed in all the possibilities ahead for the boys and girls, given that she was once in a classroom the same as them and how amazingly, she only took up hurdling when she was 15 years old.

It was a wonderful day for the sixth class and no doubt a memorable one too for all the boys and girls who got to see Sarah at the assembly.

South Football Winners!

Congratulations to our boys who brought the South Roinn B title back to the school today.

If ever a South title was earned it was earned today as the boys had to navigate their way through a very tricky division which featured footballing strongholds like Galbally and Ballylanders.

The boys weren’t phased however and four wins from four games, over Galbally NS, Ballylanders NS, Kilfinane NS and Athlacca NS, made them worthy South champions!

Congratulations to the team and well done to their coach Mr. Franklin.

Football Coaching

Gearóid Balfry of the Munster Ladies Football Association was a visitor to the school on Tuesday and he provided coaching for all classes in the school.

We were very lucky with the weather and everyone got an opportunity to get outside and enjoy plenty of fun games based on developing agility and also getting more comfortable with the football.

Thanks very much to Gearóid for the visit and we hope to have him back again during Active School Week.

Girls Football

Preparations continued for the South Limerick Cumann na mBunscol competitions today as our girls team travelled to Ballylanders to play Bunscoil na Toirbhirte (Mitchelstown) in a challenge game.

There were excellent performances right throughout the team and the game was played in a great spirit.