Festive fun and Christmas cheer has embraced Cloonlyon N.S ahead of our Christmas Nativity Play performance.
Second to Sixth Class attended an Arts Workshop facilitated by Tom Meskell in the National Museum of Country Life. This fantastic workshop allowed the children to design and create a 3D star lantern.
Students were also given an educational and entertaining tour of the museum learning about the history of life in rural Ireland from Victorian times.
After the tour and workshop students stopped off at Horkans Garden Center. The students were excited to visit Santa's Reindeer who are enjoying some rest before a busy Christmas guiding Santa's sleigh!
Students in both the Junior and Senior Rooms constructed houses as part of Art. Great planning and preparation was undertaken to provide a structured framework to support each student throughout the construction phase.
Students explored and experimented with the properties and characteristics of various materials which were modeled, molded, cut, glued, assembled, or otherwise shaped and combined, to create three-dimensional art objects to resemble houses.
We would like to thank all of the parents who came along to the Construction Showcase to check out all of the children's wonderful pieces of Art. All of the students worked very hard and should be very proud of their construction pieces.
On Wednesday the boys and girls of 3rd & 4th class took part in the East Mayo Futsal competition held in the Charlestown Complex.
The boys and girls both came out eventual winners after progressing from two tough groups with both finals being hotly contested. The boys progressed through their group with victories over St. Attracta's, Kilmovee and Straide NS. They played Craggagh NS in the final. A very close affair the boys of Cloonlyon NS pulled away in the second half to come out on top.
The girls played Carramore and Craggagh NS in their group, progressing to the final where they faced off against a tough Straide Side. With momentum swinging from side to side it wasn't until late in the game where the girls pulled it from the fire with two late goals.
With a fantastic day had by all children, teachers and schools a massive thanks has to go to Paul Byrne of FAI Mayo for organising the event.
Students from Cloonlyon attended this years FÍS Film festival awards ceremony in the Helix in Dublin. Cloonlyon triumphed at the awards, taking home the gong for ‘Best Storytelling’ for our film entry ‘The Béiceadán’ which you can watch below. RTE’s Sinead Kennedy was on hand to present the show.
The standard of film making from all the finalists was very high with some schools adding in wonderful animation, visual effects, brilliant music, amazing acting and fantastic storytelling.
Well done to all pupils, to Mr. Collins, Mr. Haran and a particular well done to Jack and Katie for stepping up to receive the award and accepting a brilliant new iPad on behalf of the school.
We would also like to thank all the parents and teachers who came with us to the Helix. We enjoyed a wonderful welcome home from children and parents who waited at the school with banners and balloons to acknowledge our award winning students.