There will be great activity at the school this week as the contractors will arrive on site on Wednesday 5th August to install an All Weather Pitch. This is the result of the fundraising efforts of the Pedal to the Peak crew, committe and whole school community in addition to the generous donation from Thomas McCarthy, cash prizes from Cumann na mBunscol awards and general fundraising efforts such as Carol singing, Christmas shows etc.
The pitch will be 17m x 28m enclosed with fencing and also ball stop netting. It will be located at the back of the school along the boundary fence, mostly on the grass but extending onto the basketball court. The location was determined by the underground percolation system which runs the length of the grass area from the front wall to the back fence along by the evergreen trees. We had to avoid building on these pipes and so located the pitch in the best spot according to site limitations, allowing for the proposed extension also.
The pitch will be completed in time for our return to school and will be a huge boost to us all as we return to school after the extended closure and facing into a new normal. It will be a huge asset to all as regards break times, PE lessons and training.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone for raising the money to make this possible and for your patience while the plan was formulated and the obstacles overcome.
We hope all the boys and girls will get many days of enjoyment and pleasure from the ‘Pedal to the Peak Pitch’.
The Anthony Baggott Cup should be on today,
but due to Covid 19 and social distance, we need to stay away.
No games, no cheer, no clash of the ash,
But in 2021, we will be back.
Today we will mark the occasion at home and remember
the memories we hold dear.
A secret glint in our eye knowing the Cup is in Herbertstown for another year.
We will be back but for today we remember with a smile
the year of 2020 when the tournament had to be paused for a while.
Christian – 5th Class
Pupils create artwork to mark, what would have been, the Anthony Baggott Cup 2020.
At this stage in June, we would usually be preparing for what is one of the biggest days in the school year, the staging of the Anthony Baggott Cup in Herbertstown. Unfortunately, like many other school events, it will not take place this year.
Normally, we would ask pupils to contribute artwork for the programme which is distributed on the day. This was one element which could continue.
Our pupils were invited to submit artwork for posting on the school website and they rose to the challenge – check out the gallery below to see some fantastic work!
4th/5th class have been working hard at home in many subjects and this past week saw attention turn to the Industrial Revolution.
One particular area of focus here was the growth of the city of Belfast thanks in so small part to the ship building industry there.
Please see the gallery below for some posters designed by 4th/5th class advertising work in the Harland and Wolff Shipyard.
There is wonderful creativity in Ms Davis’ 1st and 2nd Class classroom. In addition to doing their homework every day the children have been playing sport, making science experiments, art & craft projects, baking, cooking, drawing and much much more. They were working on their ‘art construction project’ when schools closed and so many also completed it at home.
“Well done each and every child in 1st and 2nd Class. You should be so proud of your efforts and achievements. I am blown away by your talents” – Ms Davis