What a busy time we have had since we came back to school in September.
Coach John Ward has been doing Gaelic football training with the children every Wednesday. The Senior Room children went to a GAA blitz at The Bridge, St Michael’s with other local schools in our area. Thanks to Manus Friel and John for organising this event.
On Friday, 22nd September, we went to the Corn and Flax Mills in Newmills, Letterkenny as the children had been learning all about the Industrial Revolution. They saw the mill wheel in action and they also saw the other machinery that would have been used back then. Afterwards, we went to the Glebe Gallery in Gartan. We had a lovely walk through the gardens which looked absolutely beautiful in the autumn colours. We had to put on our detective glasses when we went on a scavenger hunt throughout the grounds. We finished our day off with a lovely art activity.
Aengus Kennedy from Nature Northwest and Heritage Ireland came to our school and facilitated a fantastic workshop on our local school habitat and birds that we may see in Donegal. We learned that you can tell so much from the shape of the birds beak and placement of its eyes. Aengus also talked about climate change and about our Green Flag activities.
The Senior Room went to Wild Atlantic Campsite in Creeslough where they met our Donegal manager, Jim McGuinness. He gave them a special training session with some other schools in our locality.
We also have a Coffee Afternoon on Thursay 26th October in aid of Pieta House as part of our Amber Flag initiative. The children have been very busy baking and getting ready to welcome our guests tomorrow.
After such a busy couple of months here in Faugher School it is safe to say that we are all ready for our midterm break.