Firoda School once again had prize winners at the Kilkenny County Fleadh Cheoil held in Paulstown recently. Pictured are Cathal and Leo proudly showing their medals. Cathal won first prize in the U12 Bodhrán with Leo coming second. In the U12 Whistle category Leo took second prize. In the Grúpa Cheoil (Over 18) category, Kyara and Cathal came first. Well Done to all involved.
The Buddy Bench arrived in school today, much to the delight of all the children. The Buddy Bench programme is a primary school based child led positive mental health programme that promotes emotional resilience and mental well being. Pictured above are Ned, Cadence, Aislinn, Abe and Max testing it out.
For more information on the Buddy Bench, please click the link below.
Well Done to Shane Holden who recently travelled to Glasgow to take part in a training camp organised by a Glasgow Boxing Club. Shane was selected along with three other boys to represent the Marble City Boxing Club who are based in Kilkenny. While Shane was there, he enhanced his skills and competed in the club’s home boxing tournament. Shane was up against a tough opponent and battled really hard. He was unfortunate to narrowly lose out on a 3-2 split decision. It was a great experience for Shane to represent his club and one we’re sure he will remember.
Since coming home from Glasgow, Shane has been very busy with the Marble City Boxing Club. He is currently participating in the Leinster Championship. 300 entrants have now been whittled down to 2! Shane fights in the final this Saturday. He is fighting in the under 12 Boy 2 category. We wish Shane the very best of luck and hope his winning streak will continue! Go Shane!
Congratulations to Bobby and Eoin who competed in Kingscourt at the National Cumann na mBunscoile Handball Day at the end of February. The boys represented Firoda NS, Co. Kilkenny and Leinster. They defeated opponents from Munster, Ulster and Connacht and were presented with a certificate and medal. Well Done boys! We are all very proud of your hard work!