Fancy dress, races and skills at Boys’ Sports Day in Cashel

School Sports Day

School Sports Day

Friday, May 31, was the date for Cashel Boys’ school annual school sports day. Unfortunately the sun did not shine but the boys were full of enthusiasm and the weather didn’t hinder them.

The day started with a Fancy Dress Parade in the school hall. The theme was Europe and some of the ideas were very imaginative. Then it was outside to the various events, sprints, spud and spoon, sack races and the penalty shoot-out. The long races, overhead pass and the tug-of-war completed the events after lunch. Alas, the teachers were not victorious in the tug-of-war against the parents!

The Green team were the eventual winners and were jubilant in victory. Many thanks to all who helped in any way on the day and making it such a success!

World Irish Aid Awards Ceremony

Three boys from the student council were in Limerick on Wednesday, May 23, for the regional finals of the World Irish Aid Awards. Donal Ryan, Daniel Moloney and Alex Dunne joined Mrs Laffey and Mr Ryan in the Lime Tree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College. St John the Baptist BNS were one of 15 schools who got to the final with their Irish Aid project titled “Education For All The World’s Children.”

Marcus Horan, recently retired Munster rugby player, was the special guest and he spoke to the school and their teachers. He said that he was very impressed with the high quality of work on display. He praised the schools for spreading the word about the work of Irish Aid and he spoke of his pride in being Irish and how, even though we are struggling financially, we still look out for others in the world around us.

Three schools were chosen for the national finals in Dublin. We weren’t chosen but we are very proud to have got so far, receiving a lovely plaque for the school wall. More importantly, we are doing our bit to spread the word of how important it is that all countries work together to make sure that all primary aged children go to school.

School Tours

The boys from Junior and Senior Infants went to the Glen Centre in Cork for their school tour. It took place on Wednesday, May 22. The weather was very pleasant, and many of the activities were outside. The boys reported that they had a great day, and everybody was so well behaved and well mannered.

Thank you to all the staff in the Glen Centre for their professionalism and enthusiasm.

First and second Class travelled to Fota Island in Cork and had a fantastic day. They enjoyed learning about all the animals and watching them roam around the park.

Fifth and sixth class boys travelled to the University of Limerick for their school tour. It was a fun filled energetic day with the boys getting the opportunity to go canoeing and rock climbing, to mention but two of the many activities on offer. They returned home exhausted but thoroughly enjoyed their day.

Competition Time

Congrats to Daniel in sixth class on winning a prize for his entry in the Atom Split Games (based in Thurles) Design A Character competition. Danie’s prize was an ipod Nano. Thanks to all in Atom Split Games for organising this competition. It was a popular one amongst the boys.