Fourth Class Boys & Girls take part in the FAI School Futsal Programme.
Teams from fourth class participated in a Futsal blitz today in Cappamore. They played games against Scoil Caitríona, Cappamore, Cloverfield NS, Caherline NS & Killinure NS.
Thank you to FAI Development coach Barry McGann for organising today’s blitz.
Our fourth class boys and girls represented the school at the FAI Primary Schools Futsal event in Cappamore on Friday.
The children had been receiving coaching from FAI Development Officer Barry McGann in recent weeks and this was an opportunity to showcase what they had picked up. Both our boys and girls performed very well. The girls finished second in their competition and the boys finished top of their category following a penalty shoot-out with Cappamore. Well done to everyone that took part.
3rd and 4th have been getting up to lots of cool activities as the summer holidays approach. They have been experimenting with fidget spinners, writing to pen pals in Gortnahoe NS in Co. Tipperary, making wonderful projects in SESE and even getting to sit at the teachers desk for a day for their hard work!
The yard in school was turned into the coliseum for one day only last week! 3rd and 4th class designed their own shields and took part in a mock battle just as the Romans would have done. The children became true gladiators decorating their shields, practicing moving with their legions in the turtle formation and attacking the other legions with bean bags. Unfortunately, the rain brought a swift end to the gladiator battle but everyone had lots of fun!
On Thursday two teams from our third & fourth classes travelled to Cappamore to represent the school in the FAI Primary Futsal tournament. Herbertstown NS joined other schools such as Templeglantine NS, Killinure NS, Cloverfield NS and Dromtasna NS at the indoor event.
Both our girls’ and boys’ teams performed fantastically well in what was their first time participating in an event like this. The boys reached the semi-final of their tournament, losing out on penalties. The girls’ team had an impressive run which brought them to the final where they also lost out on penalties.
Despite the disappointment the pupils felt they can be very proud of themselves. The next outing for the pupils at this grade will be the indoor hurling after Christmas and another day to look forward to. Well done to Mr. Wixted, Mr. Gubbins and Breda for guiding the teams through the day.