Lá an Fhorógra 2016
March 15th 2016 was designated 'Proclamation Day' for schools in Ireland. This was a very special day during which schools all over the country commemorated and reflected upon the events of 100 years ago. To coincide with Proclamation Day, Urbleshanny NS hosted our annual Lenten fundraising event.
We encouraged all pupils to dress in 'period' clothing.This year our fundraiser was called 'Ireland 1916-2016'. The day began with the flag-raising ceremony, the reading of the 1916 Proclamation and the reading of our own school's 'Proclamation For A New Generation'. We were very excited about reading the 'Urbleshanny 2016 Proclamation'. Parents and other members of the local community were invited to attend this part of the day's celebrations.
The Parents Association of Urbleshanny NS very thoughtfully provided a treat for each child to mark the occasion and a beautiful cake was presented to the staff also on the day. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
Various activities took place during the day in which the pupils played games of yesteryear and enjoyed a concert of dancing, singing, instrumental music and poetry in the school hall later that afternoon. Truly a memorable event to mark Proclamation Day 2016.
There were many photographs taken on the day so click here for images.
Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916
Easter Rising 1916 Drama
Rinne na daltaí ó Rang VI i seomra Bean Uí Bheig dráma bunaithe ar Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916. "Go Baile Átha Cliath" an t-ainm atá air. Chuaigh siad chuig Amharclann an Gharáiste ar an Luan 7ú Márta chun páirt a ghlacadh san Fhéile Scoildrámaíochta. Déanfaidh siad an dráma don phobal i halla na scoile ar an 15ú Márta 2016.
6th Class performed a play in Irish written by Mrs Little specially to commemorate the 1916 Rising. They performed this drama on Monday,7th March in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan as part of the Primary Schools Drama Festival. Congratulations to all involved.
Ghlac cuid de na páistí i Rang a Sé páirt i bhFéile Scoildrámaíochta ar an 7ú Márta 2016. Bhí an Fhéile Áitiúl ar siúl in Amharclann an Gharáiste, Muineachán. Thug Séan Mac Labhraí ón gCumann Scoildrámaíochta ardmholadh dóibh. Rinne an rang an dráma "Go Baile Átha Cliath" in Amharclann Ionad an Mhargaidh, Ard Mhacha ar an 11ú Márta.
Séan Mac Labhraí from An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta remarked on the very high standard of Irish spoken with great fluency by the group. He presented the two 'Gifford sisters' with a plaque and announced that the drama group will take part in the Féile Uladh on Friday, 11th March.
Sean Mac Labhraí, An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta presenting Grace and Uainín with a commemorative plaque for 1916
The drama was performed again in the school hall on the 15th of March for parents and members of the local community. Click here for images.
Féile Scoildramaíochta Uladh
Ulster Schools Drama
Festival March 2016
Mrs Little's 6th Class performed their 1916 drama once more in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh, on the 11th of March. A wonderful experience was had by all the pupils who participated and were exposed to a sense of real theatre complete with lighting and sound effects. The pupils even had their own dressing room allocated to them.
Click here for more images of the event.
Proclamation Day 2016
Lá an Fhorógra 2016
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Cross Country Primary Schools Competition 2016
Urbleshanny NS had both a boys and girls team entered in the Monaghan Athletics Association's Cross Country Primary Schools Competition which was held in Corracrin, Emyvale on Wednesday, 9th March 2016.
The Boys Team came in 2nd Place. Well done to both teams for participating.
L-R Nicholas, Seán, James and Sahil
Credit Union Primary Schools Quiz - Chapter 5
Congratulations to the pupils who represented the school on Sunday, 28th of February in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross at Chapter level in the Credit Union Primary Schools Quiz Competition. The team achieved 1st place against teams from Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.
Well done to John, Aoibheann, Ciarán and Oisín.
Engineers Week 2016
Engineers Week 2016 began on Monday,29th February and finished on Friday, 4th March. All the pupils in Urbleshanny NS got involved. On Tuesday, 5th and 6th class pupils learned all about engineering and the following day were given an engineering challenge. They had to design and make parachutes. On Friday both classes participated in Engineers Week Quiz.
The team who achieved first place in the quiz.
Jack, Briana, Ellen, Ciarán, Grace and Ailbhe.
Pictured above is the team who designed the best parachute.
Dagmara, Rebecca, Zachary, Caolium and Conor.
Mrs. Little's 6th class blog click here
Award for Science Excellence