Bunscoil Buachaillí Réalt na Mara – July 2021

Donacarney Boys’ School
School’s Out for Summer!
Our school holidays commence on Thursday 24th June and school will resume on September 1st for all pupils. Incoming Infants and other newcomers to the school will be given times to see their new classroom with one of their parents on August 31st if they wish.
Anyone wishing to enrol in the school before September should email office@donacarneyschool.ie

June Assemblies in Donacarney Boys’ School
The boys in Donacarney made the most of the warm June sunshine and held their assemblies outdoors in small class groups.
They enjoyed watching their fellow pupils display of football skills and cheered and congratulated their classmates for various awards received. Each class awarded the Most Improved Student, Best Effort, and Student of the Year.

In a very different year where so much has changed in our schools, it was nice to have a chance to share a common space, albeit in smaller groups and at a distance;together and yet, apart.

Joe Hammel
Sport and fitness are a very important part of our curriculum, so, with long summer days and a huge back yard, the boys in Donacarney took the chance to build up their fitness.Inspired by Mrs Byrne to run around Ireland, every class measured the distance they covered around the yard with each pupil running or walking the distance for fifteen minutes per day.

It wasn’t long before Ms McBride had reached every landmark in Ireland and even made their way to the Berlin Wall!
As a reward for their efforts, they visited the Lourdes Stadium in Drogheda and took to the track with well known local runner Joe Hammel.
Joe is fundraising for Crumlin Children’s Hospital by running 10km per day for a year. He inspired the boys with his talk about his experiences and then took to the track with them.

Parent, Board of Management representative and veteran runner Olivia Bennett spoke to the boys about Colmcille’s Athletic Club. She then presented the lads with a medal for achieving their Run a Mile goals. Keep on running, guys!

Let’s Dance-with Arlene Smyth
Donacarney Boys are lucky to have a talented bunch of parents who are only too willing to share their skills and talent.
Anne Marie Nulty took both Sixth classes through their paces with her inspiring drama lesson, while Arlene Smyth led the four Infant classes through a fun and energetic dance session.

The boys are looking forward to the full resumption of after school activities when restrictions are lifted.
Thanks Anne Marie and Arlene for sharing your expertise with them. They thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with you!

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