The children made puff pastry pizza with Karen this week. The children enjoyed rolling the pastry, chopping the vegetables and of course eating the pizza.
We recently entered the National School Milk jingle competition and we were delighted to learn that we had reached the finals and that we would receive €500 worth of sports equipment. The next stage of the competition was a head-to-head dairy related quiz live on RTE 2FM. The children and teachers put a huge amount of research into all things dairy and we had great fun trying to cover all the angles. Unfortunately this research didn’t extend to “Bastani Sonnati”…
which we now know is a Persian Ice Cream. There’s always next year.
The Clare coastline has been spectacular. We have run along The Cliffs of Moher and through the Burren. We have visited the wonderful Aillwee and Doolin caves and taken some time out to surf at Lahinch. If you have never visited the Clare coastline you really need to, if you have visited before you need to go back again soon! We have now arrived at Ballyvaughan and soon we will tackle the Galway coastline.
We had a great time at the pantomime Aladdin in The Cork Opera House. This years show involved fantastic set design, wonderful costumes and a live band. The cast of characters – Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Wishee Washee, Abanazar, The Genie, and of course the grand dame Nanny Nellie enthralled the children. Pantomime is all about audience participation and the children really enjoyed singing along with hits both old and new as well as the usual pantomime catch phrases.
It is an old tradition for 5th and 6th classes to make a Christmas cake. Just like every other year, we kept the tradition, using the usual recipe and using no electric mixers ! Just some good old elbow grease. The children mixed the ingredients perfectly using a wooden spoon, while chatting happily and listening to Christmas songs.
The cakes all turned out brilliantly in the end.
We are all eager to eat the cakes after the delicious Christmas dinner as we are certain the cakes will be scrumptious.
We are putting in the kilometres despite the winter weather – any opportunity we get we are out on our Active Walkway. We are walking or running our way around the Kerry coastline and have now passed through scenic Glenbeigh, Killorglin and Castlemaine before making camp on Inch Beach in County Kerry.
The children were busy in the kitchen this week making chocolate and beetroot brownies. We harvested the organically grown beetroot from our school garden recently and Jessica from the Heritage Council helped the children with this delicious recipe. It was also the perfect opportunity to develop practical maths skills.
We are delighted to announce that a new posse of Seatbelt Sheriffs have been appointed at Togher N.S. As a Seatbelt Sheriff, these children will set a good example to everyone by buckling up as soon as they get in the car and making sure everyone always wears a safety belt – no matter how short the journey is!