Tús maith leath na hoibre,
a great start to the new
school year

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The children of Gaelscoil Chluainín celebrated Lá na gCrann (National Tree Day) by planting one hundred oak trees.

The children of Gaelscoil Chluainín celebrated Lá na gCrann (National Tree Day) by planting one hundred oak trees.

The children will take their own tree home when they graduate from 6th class as part of this initiative to protect our environment.

Dale Treadwell, from RTÉ Jnr fame, renowned environmentalist, writer and scientist as part of the Heritage in Schools Project, also visited and conducted a ‘Bug Study’ session with all class grouping, including a stick insect from India which entertained the kids.

Anna Legge from the Glens Centre visited with the talented traditional music group ‘The Rambling Boys’. An hour of reels, jigs, polkas and song was enjoyed and many of the children joined in on their own instruments.

Nadine, in senior Infants, has just returned from the Great British Championships of Irish Dancing in England. Comhghairdeas di!

Rehearsals are currently underway for the Gaelscoil Chluainín Christmas concert on Friday 19th December in The Glens Centre. Infants will delight all with their adaptation of ‘An Lacha Bheag Ghránna’ (Ugly Duckling) , while all other classes will entertain with their bilingual renditions from the hit Musical Oliver.

The children competed in the Mini 7s girls’ and boys’ Gaelic football competitions on 30th September and 2nd October.

The children had great fun and many thanks to Cumann na mBunscol for organising the blitz.