'We were delighted to welcome Lukasz from Green Schools who spent the morning with the Infant and First Classes explaining the difficulties some children from other parts of the world face when tryingto get to school. It was an interesting and thought provoking presentation which made us all realise how lucky we are. Lukasz then practiced 'Travel Yoga' with us. Let the pictures do the talking!
Taking on the teachers has now become an established part of Active School Week in Cloonlyon. Running, javelin, basketball and soccer tested the endurance of all! Many thanks to the pupils who helped their teachers out when it all got too much!
PS The teachers won the penalty shoot out. Good work Ms. Hennigan and Ms. Higgins!
WE were delighted to welcome Shay Reilly, a coach in the Ballyhaunis Table Tennis Club and a neighbour of the school. First to Fifth Class got some fantastic pointers and a taste for the game that will hopefully see the development of the sport in Cloonlyon next Winter.
Despite the inclement weather, Sports Day went ahead using classrooms, corridors, and any other sheltered space available! Activities included skipping, shooting basketball hoops, limbo dancing, long jump, wall ball, solos, and cooperation games such as Cross the River and tasks using our trusty parachute!
When the sun came out in the afternoon, we managed to have a few 'Spud & Spoon' races too!
An expedition by train to Ballina, that was the Infants & First Class tour today- and for some it was their first time on a train! Cloonlyon NS are working towards their 11th Green Schools Flag, exploring how we can be more green in how we travel. The pupils have been learning how using available public transport options are an important step in reducing our carbon footprint.
Pupils boarded McCanns Bus, went to Ballyhaunis Train Station, boarded the train to Westport, changed at Manulla Junction, then hopped on the train to Ballina! A very busy morning indeed! Then a quick bus ride to Belleek Woods where the pupils went on a Fairy Trail Hunt - searching for clues and finding lots of fun! All pupils and staff had a great day out. Lunch on a train is much more fun than lunch in school!