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Firoda National School
Castlecomer
Co. Kilkenny
Ireland

 

Peace Proms Rehearsal

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3rd to 6th class pupils had a great day in Waterford Arena on Thursday (Nov. 14th 2019) at their Peace Proms Rehearsal. They received great feedback from the conductor. The children put a huge amount of preparation into all their songs and actions and performed them excellently on the day. Well done boys and girls, your school is very proud of you!

Click on the link below to download a video of some photographs from our day out. Thank you to Peace Proms for allowing us to use their photos.

Peace Proms Rehearsals

Thank You

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Firoda School would like to extend a huge thank you to a local group of golfers who won a raffle at a recent golfing event. The winners received a cheque for €500 to be given to a school of their choice. Luckily for us, they chose Firoda N.S. Among the winners were Honoria Fogarty, Betty Owens and Noreen Kinsella (mother of Elaine Kinsella). Sincere thanks from all involved with the school.

Peace Proms

choir Our Peace Proms Choir have been busy rehearsing for the last two months. We will travel to the WIT Arena on Thursday 14th November for a workshop before the big concert on Sunday 8th March 2020. Don’t forget presale tickets are available from Friday 1st November at 10am.

Halloween Dress Up

prize winners The boys and girls had great fun dressing up on Thursday for Halloween. Pictured are our prizewinners with their well deserved ‘Night Off Homework’ Pass. Click the link below for more pictures from around the school. We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Halloween. We look forward to seeing everyone back for action next Monday.

Happy Halloween!

Sprocket Rocket Visit

cycle Last Friday, we were fortunate enough to have the Sprocket Rocket team visit us from the Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership. The Sprocket Rocket Programme is a foundation cycling skills programme aimed at 7 to 11 year olds. Children from 3rd Class up to 6th Class had great fun learning and developing their cycling skills. They focussed on braking, balance, pedalling and cornering. Pictured are the boys and girls from Third Class after their session which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Heritage Visit

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On Tuesday 24th September Michael Fortune from the Heritage in Schools Scheme visited us. Michael spent time with the children in 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th Classes. He talked about our local heritage with us. He showed us how we can find out more information about our local towns land (the meaning of it, Irish words native to the area) and how the area (landscape) has changed over the years. We made necklaces from berries in our groups. He also showed us how to make a wristband from the harvest.