News from St Brendan’s National School, Bantry

St Brendan’s NS school has had a very busy month. We had a visit to the Fire Station in Bantry for National Fire Safety Week where we watched a demonstration about chip pan fires.

We learned about the importance of having a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher in our kitchens. We also had a visit from RMP coaches and a fitness session which included working on strength, conditioning and balance. We played games and felt inspired to keep fit!

The children also took part in the West Cork Feel Good Festival and created some beautiful drawings to put on display in the hall. We joined in with Robin’s Zumba session on the square and a singing session with Caz Jeffries.We certainly felt good afterwards if not exhausted! It was a great opportunity for the pupils to enjoy world music and dance.

On the recycling theme we had a special visit from Jessica Mason. She gave us a very informative talk about reducing waste and re-using rubbish where possible. We also created a Salmon of Knowledge using willow reeds and old cds to create a beautiful fish.

For Halloween we decided on a “healthy party” aimed at reducing sugars and one of the mums, Hazel Kingston, came in to help the children make some exciting treats. These included veggie dip skeletons, banana ghosts and cheese string broomsticks. The children made their own masks and had a ball.

We are very proud to announce that we had three winners in the Sherkin Environmental competition, congratulations to Jamie, Amelija and David on winning prizes! Well done!

We are looking forward to Midterm Break.

Happy holidays!